0 An Experimental Soviet Swamp 8×8 Truck GAZ-62B the Grandfather of BTR

An Experimental Soviet Swamp 8×8 Truck GAZ-62B the Grandfather of BTR

Posted on November 6, 2018 by tim


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This 8×8 was an experimental Soviet vehicle became a predecessor of a famous Soviet army 8×8 BTR vehicle. However in the beginning it was just a peaceful purpose vehicle but proved itself so good in cross terrain conditions they decided to build a BTR on it:

 

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They took a regular GAZ-62 civil truck and decided to come up with a 8×8 system on it.

 

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In 1951 there were first tests conducted in the conditions of swamps. It proved to perform very well – as you can see on the photo above taken during one of such tests it virtually needed no road to go.

 

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Then they conducted the tests at various other types of Russian terrain conditions – including snow, mud, forests and swamps again. It was called a “swamp truck” for its extraordinary capability of traveling thru these types of terrains.10835178_800 10834697_800

 

Later in 1957 they built a swimming amphibious version of the truck – and you see now it looks almost like the future BTR army vehicle. That’s how it was conceived.

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And this is BTR-3 newest Russian army vehicle that in use today. And now you can clearly say where from it got its forms.

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