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We have a winner: The coolest thing on two-wheels is a Minenraumer

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

This is just the coolest thing. Maxes the “coolest thing on two wheels” scale by a lot.

Here’s what you need to know, courtesy of Hemmigs Auto Blog And no, you can’t buy one . . .

Unfortunately, little seems known about it. It currently resides in the Kubinka, Russia tank museum, and the Russians captured it from the Germans after World War II. It appears to have just two “wheels,” but a little Googling on the term Minenraumer turns up some three- and four-”wheeled” versions, so the tailsection and third wheel in the above pictures could simply be obscured by the two huge front wheels (okay, so a three-wheeled version wouldn’t be as cool as a two-wheeled version). And according to one forum commenter out there, it was a joint project between Krupp, Daimler-Benz and Alkett and weighed in at 38 tons.

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