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Tatra – Lastwagen - Die Unverwüstlichen

Die unverwüstlichen Ostblock-Lkw: Was im Jahr 1850 als »Nesselsdorfer Waggonbau« begann, entwickelte sich zum namhaften tschechischen Lkw-Hersteller Tatra. Der Zentralrohrrahmen wurde das technische Markenzeichen. Hinzu kamen später luftgekühlte V-Motoren, Stirnrad-Differenzialgetriebe und Allradantrieb.

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Michael Dünnebier und Ralf Weinreich beschreiben in diesem Band die schweren Hauber und Frontlenker von 1945 bis heute: Lkw für den Fernverkehr, Baustellenfahrzeuge, Sattelzugmaschinen, Flugfeldschlepper, Tankwagen und mehr.
Darüber hinaus geben sie Tipps für die Restaurierung und Einblicke in die Tatra-Oldtimerszene.

Author:Michael Dünnebier, Ralf Weinreich
Specs:240 pages, 27 x 23.5 x 2 cm / 10.6 x 9.25 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2021)
Book: Tatra – Lastwagen - Die Unverwüstlichen

Tatra – Lastwagen - Die Unverwüstlichen

Language: German

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Tatra - The Legacy of Hans Ledwinka

The story of the Tatra company, which originated in Czechoslovakia. It is a tale of great innovation and avant-garde design in automobile engineering. It is also the story of one man - Hans Ledwinka - and his visionary concepts which have become highly influential, although often undervalued, contributions to the development of car technology.

Until now, Hans Ledwinka's talent has hardly been recognised; in retrospect, he can be judged equal to car designers such as Benz, Daimler and Porsche, whose endeavours have been fully recorded many times over. With his revolutionary Tatra cars Ledwinka consistently pushed back the frontiers of automobile construction, and it's certain that without his inspiration, the Volkswagen in its air-cooled rear-engined form would perhaps never have been conceived.

The authors have covered the full history of the Tatra company, which is one of the oldest factories in continuous automobile manufacture, dating back to the 19th century. By doing this, they have placed both Ledwinka and the Czechoslovak Tatra company in their rightful place in the history of car design, and provided a fully comprehensive assessment of the influence of Tatra car designs and their inspired creator.

The text of this larger format 2nd edition has been fully revised and updated since the 1990 edition. This new edition also contains many additional illustrations. The book also has a new foreword, written by Norman Foster, the British architect, and proud owner of a Tatra T87, who pays tribute to the aesthetic qualities of this design classic and captures the fascination of both designers and motor historians with the development of Tatra.

Author:Ivan Margolius, John G. Henry
Specs:224 pages, 22.5 x 22.5 x 1.7 cm / 8.9 x 8.9 x 0.67 in, paperback
Illustrations:326 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2019)
Series:Veloce Classic Reprint
Book: Tatra - The Legacy of Hans Ledwinka

Tatra - The Legacy of Hans Ledwinka

Language: English

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Last update:15-06-2024