Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling VW Bus 1:24
To cut colored model and stick together
Material: paper, cardboard
Number of sheets: 2.5
Additionally necessary: paper scissors, glue
Helpful tools: scalpel, bone folder, small clamps and needles for fixing
The manufacturer classifies his models in five levels of difficulty one:
"Children Model": very light and with childlike motifs
"0": beginners model
With the VW van, Volkswagen has created in the field of transport, vans and minibuses a name that has no equal. Those who speak of a VW bus today, says in many cases a small commercial vehicles regardless of brand. The construction dates back to the period immediately after the Second World War. The Dutch VW importer then had the idea on the basis of the VW Beetle an agile, but to build large vans. As with all VW models that period, the engine in the rear. the body in the wind tunnel geared to low air resistance - even then was - amazing for a van.
But even a small oddity kept ready the construction: The VW bus of the sixties was the only transporter with standard built-in shower. When it rains - then the driver told - could collect water in the air. Because it was attached to the roof, at power could rain down on the driver a gush of water.
Production started in 1950 and which - as the cardboard model - first only as a panel van. With a price of DM 5.850, - (EUR 2.991, -) he was hardly more expensive than a VW Beetle, so a good selling nothing stood in the way. Quickly followed by other versions: a bus with windows and up to nine seats, flatbed with tarpaulin and special designs, for example, for ambulance services, etc. The engine from the VW Beetle made the original 25 horsepower and brought the car after all, already a top speed of 90 km / h km with a consumption of about 10 liters of gasoline on the 100th Until thoroughly review of the VW bus 1967, the output rose gradually to 44 hp, h is the speed limit of 105 km / Unfortunately, the consumption of 11.5 liters per 100 km.
Always amazing is the good use of space. A VW bus is 4.20 m longer than a midsize car and offers a cargo area of a total of about 4 square meters.