2 Amazing ZiL Vehicle to Bring Spacemen Back Home

Amazing ZiL Vehicle to Bring Spacemen Back Home

Posted on March 12, 2019 by team


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Meet the “Blue Bird”, that must be the best ZiL vehicle ever made. Though one can get inside only through a hatch on its top. Such projects usually end with disappointment, but the “Blue Bird” is an exception. 

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ZiL-49061 was made to search and transport landing sections (capsules) required to bring cosmonauts back to the Earth after a flight to space. As you never know how remote and wild the places of their landing could be…

Such vehicles are based in Chelyabinsk, Russia – 10 units in general. They are transported by An-12 aircrafts to a place of a supposed landing, where they begin working.

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150 hp engine – almost the same as used for ZiL-130.

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The folding wing is used when the vehicle is sailing, one can walk on it.

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They had to make light offroad spacious vehicles that also can swim. And they perfectly did the job. The body of the ZiL is made from fiberglass.

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At its length of nine meters the vehicle has six wheels.

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First aid stuff. The vehicle is actually made for long journeys as it has everything required.

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Heater, air conditioner, comfortable seats and even curtains – quite cozy.

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The main equipment hides under the seats. Up to seven persons may accommodate here with comfort.

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The crew should consist of three members.

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2 Responses to “Amazing ZiL Vehicle to Bring Spacemen Back Home”

  1. thor p says:

    Burlak

  2. Douglas says:

    Russians make wonderful off-road vehicles.

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