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One of the most unusual motorcycles of the 2 th World War

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Welbike - an unusual motorcycle of the Second World War, was in service with the British intelligence and sabotage service. He weighed only 32 kilograms.


A one-speed bike could reach speeds of up to fifty kilometers per hour. Without refueling could drive up to 145 kilometers.

After the war, the military destroyed almost all of the remaining motorcycles, as they were considered unsafe for use on public roads in the UK, because they were equipped only with rear brakes and there were no headlights.

After the war, the manufacturer Excelsior continued to manufacture such scooters, and one of the first popular British scooters of the 1950 era was Excelsior Corgi, made on the basis of Welbike solutions.

One of the most unusual motorcycles of the 2 th World War








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  1. 6216390
    6216390 24 August 2013 09: 26 New
    +2
    I'm bastard.
    And, conveniently, he descended behind the parachute in the rear and mounted Welbike and with greetings, look for the wind in the field.
    1. ruslan207
      ruslan207 24 August 2013 12: 04 New
      +1
      Rather, it’s a moped, and with small wheels on the road you will not pass much
      1. Mister X
        Mister X 24 August 2013 16: 36 New
        +6
        Quote: ruslan207
        with small wheels on the road you will not pass much

        Off-road to Willy, and the last couple of kilometers already on this perdemonokle

      2. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 24 August 2013 16: 46 New
        +2
        In the pine forests - no limits! Generally everywhere where there is no mud lake. So for that, planning to figure out a route ...
        1. Mister X
          Mister X 24 August 2013 17: 05 New
          +2
          Quote: Mikhail3
          So for that, planning to figure out a route ...

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  3. cobalt
    cobalt 24 August 2013 10: 05 New
    +1
    So in the Indian army they use motorcycles to transport troops
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 24 August 2013 12: 53 New
      +3
      Quote: cobalt
      So in the Indian army they use motorcycles to transport troops

      So they are not only transporting their soldiers, they have half the country moving on the roof of cars!
      1. solomon
        solomon 24 August 2013 15: 54 New
        +1
        It’s also stuffy in the cars, you won’t sit.
    2. solomon
      solomon 24 August 2013 15: 51 New
      +1
      Something on the Indians "did not come out."
      1. Samuray
        Samuray 25 August 2013 09: 00 New
        0
        These are Tibetans or Gurkhas
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 25 August 2013 10: 59 New
        0
        Quote: solomon
        Something on the Indians "did not come out."

        Look 1,21 and compare the headgear
        Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. shurup
    shurup 24 August 2013 10: 18 New
    +6
    Carrying 32 kg over obstacles is not very convenient.
    In the Soviet Army, I preferred the Desna folding bicycle, appreciating it for its lightness, reliability and noiselessness. The device could carry up to three P-105s and had an unlimited range. In the stowed position, it was attached to the T-72 tower.
  5. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 24 August 2013 11: 20 New
    +1
    50 km per hour is not very bad for such a toy
  6. solomon
    solomon 24 August 2013 15: 57 New
    +1
    The thing is interesting. And containers for landing provided.
  7. gerafak
    gerafak 24 August 2013 16: 12 New
    +2
    It seems that by combining the two moped data, a new transport appeared - buggy wink
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    3. Mister X
      Mister X 24 August 2013 16: 59 New
      +5
      Quote: gerafak
      connecting two data of a moped, a new transport appeared - buggy


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  9. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 24 August 2013 17: 17 New
    0
    The Italians after the war made their Vespa just on the basis of this chassis.
  10. netrabota
    netrabota 24 August 2013 18: 16 New
    +4
    There is also the more popular Vespa 150 TAP Military Scooter (ACMA Troupes Aerol Portees Mle. 56) with a 75-mm recoilless gun M-20 http://motoroller.biz/voennyj-skuter-vespa-150-tap-acma-troupes -aerol-portees-ml
    e-56-s-75-mm-bezotkatnym-orudiem-m-20-973 /
  11. netrabota
    netrabota 24 August 2013 18: 16 New
    +1
    Military scooter Vespa 150 TAP (ACMA Troupes Aerol Portees Mle. 56)
  12. netrabota
    netrabota 24 August 2013 18: 18 New
    +3
    Quote: Bersaglieri
    The Italians after the war made their Vespa just on the basis of this chassis.
  13. goldfinger
    goldfinger 24 August 2013 18: 21 New
    +2
    For summer residents and peasants - an ideal! For scooters in Belarus - apply for a license, helmet, etc. Yes, and they cost a minimum of a piece. And this is what you need!
  14. Snoop
    Snoop 24 August 2013 20: 05 New
    +2
    Thank you, informative :) I would like this) I wouldn’t refuse a vespa with 20mm either)
  15. bublic82009
    bublic82009 25 August 2013 00: 36 New
    0
    interesting thing. as if it’s not enough, it shone in the frames of the World Chronicle 2
  16. Clueless
    Clueless 25 August 2013 15: 02 New
    +1
    Army men from the USA rarely use bicycles or four-wheel drive bikes like Rokon for reconnaissance (by the way, he can swim, or rather he keeps afloat on his side)
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  18. slaventi
    slaventi 26 August 2013 06: 03 New
    +1
    Also a good option.
    1. avdkrd
      avdkrd 26 August 2013 22: 53 New
      0
      yeah, a good option)))) wherever you are in the Bryansk forests, or Karelia))))
  19. alex86
    alex86 7 September 2013 20: 49 New
    +1
    of course, with a delay, but still ... Paris, the Museum of the Disabled
  20. albanech
    albanech 17 September 2013 12: 40 New
    0
    A good thing! Now would be like that!
    1. netrabota
      netrabota 9 October 2013 17: 21 New
      0
      http://motoroller.biz/welbike-skuter-motocikl-vtoroj-mirovoj-vojny-1351/
  21. netrabota
    netrabota 9 October 2013 17: 17 New
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  22. netrabota
    netrabota 9 October 2013 17: 20 New
    0

    good video about this scooter
  23. vladds
    vladds 26 August 2014 17: 54 New
    0
    Quote: APASUS
    Quote: cobalt
    So in the Indian army they use motorcycles to transport troops

    So they are not only transporting their soldiers, they have half the country moving on the roof of cars!


    To solve the problem of India, you need to run 3-story wagons. Well, more often.