The first prototypes of the GAZ-66 was created in 1962 as a further development of the 1.2-ton truck GAZ-62 is produced in 1958-1962. and the successor of the 2-ton truck GAZ-63, issued in the 1948-1968 years. Serial production of the GAZ-66 deployed from July 1964. In 1968, the truck was centralized tire pressure regulation (66-01 and modification). In 1966 he won a gold medal at the exhibition "Modern agricultural technology" in Moscow. In 1967 he won a gold medal at the International Fair of Agricultural Technology in Leipzig. In April 1969 the GAZ-66 was the first Soviet car received State Quality Mark. GAZ-66 was exported to all countries of the socialist camp.
GAZ-66, in addition to agricultural use, accepted by the Soviet army after the collapse of the Soviet Union a large number of GAZ-66 was used in the Russian Army, mostly in the air landing troops.
In 1995, mass production of the GAZ-66-11 with modifications has been discontinued. Instead, GAZ has mastered the production model GAZ-3308 "Sadko." The last instance of the GAZ-66-40 rolled out July 1, 1999. Were produced 965 941 vehicles GAZ-66 family.
His legendary cross-country car must self-locking differential and a special design wheels
GAZ-66 is a cross-country truck capacity of 2 tons, intended for traffic in difficult road conditions and terrain. Legendary cross-country due to the use of self-locking differentials, high ground clearance and adjustable pressure to the wheels (which wheels have a special design). An important feature of the design is fully floating axle shafts. Motor vehicle equipped with restarting preheater PZHB-12.
An important feature of this car - a balanced center of gravity and compactness at the expense of the cab over the engine, so the car has been widely used in landing troops, as the lands immediately to the all-wheel drive and down without obstruction cabin (as opposed to the ZIL-131) [source not specified 388 days]. However, the limited amount of residential cabin was deadly for the crew in case of landmine, so GAZ-66, since 1980 was taken out of the combat units in Afghanistan. In the 90 GAZ-66 is deducted from the mass combat units, and later replaced it with bonnet truck GAZ-3308 "Sadko" with the same chassis, but the greater length.
GAZ-66 is characterized by an extraordinary arrangement of controls, in particular, the gears change gears located on the right-rear of the driver.
GAZ-66 (the slang name "shishiga", "shesherik", "shisharik," "hashish" and "ball") - a Soviet truck with wheel 4 × 4, 2.0 ton capacity and the cab over the engine. The most massive four-wheel-axle truck and the Soviet Army in the Soviet economy, and Russia in the 1960s and 90s.
Absolutely ridiculous device. All available resources in the job (weight, strength, size) were aimed at solving the main task - to ensure high cross on the shit. As a result, the machine completely unusable for any beneficial use (lucky few, the size of the loading platform / Kung little more than a gazelle, guzzles petrol its 8-cylinder engine as a hungry elephant, a monstrous dead weight and enchanting "convenience" control knob gearshift sticking out right in the ass to the driver, and so it sits almost directly on the motor), but as rushing, rushing like it! The huge wheels lock, swap ... even now, after almost 50 years after the beginning of production, and 10 after removal from production. Where is not something that's field, but also quite serious zhipy sink up to their ears - a bump free ride in circles and pulls all of its regular mechanical winch.
Shockingly, is not it? also not available in pink.
no, even the most stout factory jeep and some do not is lying on the cross.
ponizhayka, limited slip differential on all possible places, Stock winch motor-driven, native control system tire pressure. swamp? Track? arable land? River? buldygany? bushes? logs? yes do not care. broke something? any node can be fixed with a hammer one and such a mother, or just get to the base without it.