The city of Ishimbay is called second Baku. In 1930 they started development of the second largest oil field with the first one being developed in Baku. In 1960 Baku occupied the first position in the list of places known for oil extraction in the USSR. And only after a new oil field discovery in Siberia Ishimbay city started losing its former importance. Today we’ll visit the place where one of the Russian great legends that contributed to development of oil and exploration of the North was born.
This is the transport machine building factory located in Ishimbay. After the fall of the USSR the enterprise was about to get closed. Fortunately, we were able to preserve the production.
The video shows what is meant by a unique off-road vehicle.
Construction of the vehicles started in 1981 when a special constructor bureau was created.
The vehicles were used in defense industry and the enterprise was considered as secret. They were transported to the northern regions soon after they were produced.
The plant has a museum with photos, recommendations and awards.
The vehicles that weigh around 30 tones can easily overcome snow valleys and marshes, rivers and reach ships located not far from the coast of an ocean. ‘There are no places on the Earth that are not accessible for the vehicles. They have been used by polar explorers for over 20 years and delivered people and equipment to the volcano in Kamchatka’
The references contain reports about saved lives and successfully accomplished tasks.
They planned to mount C-300 and Topol complexes on the vehicles.
The plant also manufactures leading axles for city transport.
Let’s go to the production center.
The plant embraces huge workshop and devices.
Posters of the USSR have never left the place.
It is launch time and workers are not here.