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GAZ66 (boxed version)

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Manufacturer: , Soviet Union

Soviet Union
Type: Trucks Weight: 3.4 t
Produced: 1965 Size: Length 5.66 m, Height 2.51 m
Number built: 1000000 Engine: Gasoline, 115 HP
Crew: 2 Speed: 100 km/h


The GAZ 66, produced at the Gorki Automobile Plant (Gorki avtomobil'nyj Zavod) and introduced at the end of the 60s was the standard truck of the Warsaw Pact states. (also used by the National People's Army (NVA) of the former DDR). Owing to its outstanding cross-country mobility, this 4x4 vehicle with a tyre pressurisation system was used for transporting persons and supplies especially in rough terrain. Providing the drive was a 4250 cc 8-cylinder ZMZ 66 carburettor engine which, developing 85kW (115 hp) at 3200 rpm, made possible top speeds of up to 90 km/h. The maximum permissible cruising speed was around 75 km/h. The standard fuel consumption given as 36 l/100 km was seldom achieved. The two fuel tanks, each with a capacity of 105 l, allowed (in theory at least) a maximum distance range of 800 km. With an empty weight of 3640 kg, a payload of 2130 kg could be transported. The maximum total weight permitted was 5770 kg. The GAZ 66 was also available with different bodies which were mainly used as radio vehicles and vehicles for electronic combat. The crew consisted of a driver and co-driver. The GAZ 66 had a ground clearance of 310 mm, could cope with a 55 percent gradient, and had a climbing capability of 400 mm, a traversing capability of 600 mm and a fording capability of 900 mm. The specific ground pressure was 1.5 kp/cm2 and the turning circle around 19.5 m. The GAZ66 was available to the NVA from 1970.