In our recent publications we've told about strange abandoned Russian trucks. Now we've learned more information about them and can even see how they run. During the Soviet times such military machinery was in strict secret and used only by the the Soviet space program.
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"Blue Bird" Сomplex was developed in the early 80s, on ZIL factory in the USSR. Its purpose was to search and help to the landing astronauts. It included freight vehicle ZIL-4906, ZIL-49061 Amphibious for passengers and auger wheel swamp and snowmobile ZIL-29061.
Сross-country vehicle ZIL-29061.
ZIL-4972 (6х6) and ZIL-497200 (6х6), based on the Blue Bird alike chassis, were developed by Vezdehod-GVA together with ZIL factory at the beginning of the 90s. This is the pre-production video of ZIL-4972 (6х6).
ZIL-390613 (4х4) is the present-day off-road vehicle of high cross-country ability.