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First Snow Machine Prototype from 1924

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The original screw propulsion snow vehicle was designed in 1944, during World War II, by Johannes Raedel, a soldier of the German Army and veteran of the Eastern Front. They got the year wrong. I've seen the same video from about 5 different years.

Pretty cool though, The lighter models float on water and would be great for any ice conditions. I need one for hard water fishing! smile

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That was just to friggin cool. Such a simple concept, even by today's standards. One of the best things I've seen today.

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My son had a R/C vehicle that was like this.Thing would go through snow land and water.Was pretty cool till it broke.

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The original screw propulsion snow vehicle was designed in 1944, during World War II, by Johannes Raedel, a soldier of the German Army and veteran of the Eastern Front. They got the year wrong. I've seen the same video from about 5 different years.

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Awsome machine better than tracks it looks like and less parts to freeze up. I can see the mouse wheel a churning in my head as I type with that light bulb over head.

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Well then, lets get to making one. Definitely a neat idea.

Lets make it float... I have the shop space, welders, presses and lifts.

Get an old tractor that needs a little tlc and were set.

I wonder if rotomolded plastic would work for the drums?

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