When Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939, the German military dictated the output of Tatra factories. The German military wanted Tatra to develop a vehicle that could move troops across the vast snowy plains of Russia.
Tatra began work on the Aeroluge in 1942. The few records that exist from that era seem to indicate that the Aeroluge was completed and went through some preliminary testing. It’s quite possible that initial testing exposed many inadequacies and the war ended before further development could take place.
Tatra built only one Aeroluge and it is in the Tatra Museum in Koprivnice, Czech Republic. This fully functional replica was built by Ecorra in the Czech Republic over a five-year period.
Visit Lane Motor Museum to see the Tatra Aeroluge up close while it’s on display!