ADMK Wheel-cum-Track Tankette "Mulus"
By Rob Arndt
Produced in 1935, this Austrian wheel-cum-track tankette had the unique arrangement that was able to swing the front wheels upward via gear-driven arms. They then could be removed and put into brackets on the rear of the vehicle. The rear wheels could also be removed by driving the tracks up on blocks. A strange feature was that the front arms acted as a framework for the driver's seat.
A very odd armored vehicle, little is known of its status with the German Army.
Weight: 1.56 tons
Engine: Daimler, air-cooled 4 cylinder @20 hp
Performance: (tracks) 10 mph/ (wheels) 27 mph
Range: 450 km
Length: (tracks) 8 ft 6 in/ (wheels) 11 ft 8 in
Width: (tracks) 3 ft 5 in/ (wheels) 4 ft 1 in
Height: (tracks) 3 ft 11 in/ (wheels) 4 ft 2 in
From 1936, the RR7 was developed by Saurer as an artillery tractor for the Austrian army. Testing was completed and in 1937, an order was placed for the tractors which were manufactured in 1938. About 12 vehicles were made prior to "Anschluss". After
STRANGE VEHICLES OF PRE-WAR