In the past, Egypt also owned Tatra trams. The Tatra K5AR was an articulated tramcar built by ČKD Tatra. It was unusual in that it was one of the few tramcars built by ČKD Tatra to be exported outside of Eastern Europe, and was designed specifically for the city of Cairo, Egypt, which took 200 examples. The K5AR was bi-directional and was fitted with 3 doors in each car, and its electrical equipment was designed to withstand the sub-tropical climate of Egypt. After less than a decade in service, the vast majority of these tramcars were in very poor condition owing to over-loading and poor maintenance, and only a small handful remained in service until the mid-1980s.
Release Date: 21st September 2016
Name of issue: Historic Transport: Tatra 87
Nominal value: CZK 16
Catalog number: 903
Graphic design: Vaclav Zapadlík
Print sheets: 50 stamps in a check register: 25 + 25 pcs car biplane
Image Dimensions stamp: 40 x 23
Type of print: full color offset
Tatra 87 car is higher grade manufactured by Tatra Czechoslovakia from 1937 to 1950. It is a luxury aerodynamic car, the successor to the Model T 77 A. Its quality demonstrated Tatra 87 in 1947-1950, when this car silver undertook Jiri Hanzelka and Miroslav Zikmund trip to Africa and South America. According to the US newspaper The New York Times is a collectible car of 2010, beating strong competition 651 cars. In 1936 they produced the first two prototypes of the T-87 for tests and in 1937 another five cars test series. Tatra 87 was officially introduced in 1937. Since 1938 he has produced T-87 series. In 1940 they were produced and two convertibles for possible use in the military. After the war he continued serial production of T-87 with minor changes to the bodywork until the 1950s.
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