Hot kitchen instead of cold war: the rocket car turns into a calorie bomber


Ilmenau – The heavy Tatra truck with its 450 hp used to haul missiles for the GDR’s National People’s Army.

When the 12-ton vehicle thunders off in Neuhaus am Rennweg (Thuringia) today, it is still smoking and smoking: Because two chefs sizzle burgers and sausages inside.

Great demand: Master butcher Stuhlmann fries burgers as if on an assembly line

Photo: Marcus Scheidel / MAS picture agency

Hot kitchen instead of cold war!

Martin Bode (32), Martin Stuhlmann (34) and Thomas Jäger (41) bought the Czech-made Tatra 813 8×8 (built in 1981) from a towing company – and converted it themselves into Germany’s craziest food truck.

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Trucks with mobile rocket launchers at a weapons parade in the GDR in 1979

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Master butcher Bode: “We had to refurbish axles, engines and gears, and we built a brand new kitchen.” The trio has been using it for a year – but only within a radius of 30 kilometers! The rustic Tatra is now a little prone to breakdowns.

Business is still going well. And the oil change is now mostly due in the kitchen.

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Bode (32) and Stuhlmann (34, right) show their sweet potato fries and burgers

Photo: Marcus Scheidel / MAS picture agency


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