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The “Desert Ship”: the vision of a hallucinatory vehicle to conquer the Sahara, 1932

Out of the imagination of a mad inventor, a vehicle, called the "Desert Ship" (Wüstenschiff), 40 m long and 13.5 m long, 12 m wheels. powered by two large diesel engines and capable of carrying 300 passengers, in reality it is a liner on wheels to cross the Sahara. A cruise in the middle of the desert, what could be crazier?

The German inventor Christian Bischoff was unable to realize his dream on a real scale, but nevertheless created a miniature replica of this machine which would surely have panicked people's minds, it was then in 1932. This idea had been germinating for 5 years and he even filed patents for "all countries with colonial possessions".


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