Right Vehicle For Russian Roads

Right Vehicle For Russian Roads

This vehicle amazed the western press with its uniqueness and amazing capabilities. Being quite small, “Sherp”, produced in St. Petersburg, can move on any terrain: mud, snow, ice and even in water. The author of the project, Alexey Garagashyan launched production of “Sherp” in a rented shop and sold the first machine in June 2015. Today he has many orders – not only in Russia but from abroad too.

“Sherp” is driven by a Japanese diesel engine, its maximum speed – 45 km/h. Fuel consumption – 2-3 l/h. The vehicle has unique wheels that can rotate when the machine practically does not move at all. The length of “Sherp” is 3,4 m, height – 2,3 m, clearance – 0,6 m. Presently it is sold in two modifications for 3 850 000 and 4 100 000 rubles (51000-55000 USD).

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Joseph Stalin, the Locomotive

Joseph Stalin, the Locomotive

The innovative streamline lomotive was designed to apply the newly received data – in the 1930s they had found out that such shape of the locomotive would give extra 200-250 hp at acceleration more than 100 km/h. Locomotive “Joseph Stalin” (JS20-16) was built by 1937, it could speed up to 155 km/h. This practice was subsequently used for creation of high-speed locomotives of type 2-3-2 (P12 and № 6998).

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Russian President’s Unique ZIL Limo Up For Sale

Russian President's Unique ZIL Limo Up For Sale

This is a unique car as it was built specifically for a Russian president in 2012. It was almost never used. It has only around 143 km on it (less than 100 miles!) as Russian government prefers foreign cars. It is bullet proof and very powerful – it has a 7,7 liter motor which gives over 400 hp  with a 5-gear automatic transmission. Let’s see how it looks from inside and outside!

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Most Unusual Buses of the Soviet Time

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We have become used to thinking about buses as ordinary iron bodies with seats, but some models can be quite curious. These hit the roads during Soviet times, and this type of ride was probably never boring.

Let us begin with the model whose driver sat on the second floor – NAMI-0159, 1972 (in the image above). The bus had three axles and a gasoline V8 engine. It was 30% more spacious than an ordinary bus, but was not produced in quantity.

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Roads of Chukotka

Roads of Chukotka

Blogger sergeydolya has been recently to Chukotka (cold region in the Russian Far East) and prepared some interesting materials to his readers. One of them is all about roads. Blogger did not see asphalted ones at all (few only in a settlement of Pevek). It’s a land of washed out roads and paths.

It’s kinda tough but people never complain. They take the situation for granted. Just like adverse weather they cannot change.

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Achievements of the Soviet Car Industry, 1974

Achievements of the Soviet Car Industry, 1974

It’s a set of images taken at the auto exhibition in October 1974. It was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Soviet car industry (starting from the date of AMO-F-15 trucks production on November 7th, 1942 in Moscow).
The exhibition took place in November-October 1974 in Moscow. Look, what they had achieved by then.
On the image above is flat body truck ZiL-131.

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Another Tactical Drill of Russian Marines

Another Tactical Drill of Russian Marines

Marines of the Pacific Fleet had a tactical landing operation drill at the Klerk ground field in the South Primorye (Far East of Russia).  Over a thousand soldiers participated. They used over 80 units of military and special equipment, about ten combat and service ships, aircraft and helicopters (Su-24, Mi-28)…

The tasks of the drill were breaking through the enemy anti-airborne defence, simultaneous striking of forces on the sea, in the air and on the shore, also creating coastal bridge-heads.

Gunners participated in the drill as well.

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Crazier That You May Have Imagined: Offroad Smart Fortwo Car

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Today, you are going to see something you have probably never seen before. The idea for such a project for sure could have come from someone from an ex-Soviet country – where the roads are still often cursed by drivers but the luxury and fuel economy trend is already an issue. So how about combining all of this and getting a Smart car, a Smart Fortwo to be exact, a full time offroad Smart car that can take you deep inside the forests of Ukraine no matter if it’s summer and the dirt roads are bad or winter and the dirt roads are snow. Smart Fortwo totally offroad is what we have here, thanks to George, a car enthusiast from Lviv, Ukraine.

Let’s see inside more photos and even a video!

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One Monster Truck from Belarus

One Monster Truck from Belarus

When we hear “monster truck” we usually imagine a normal sized truck on a set of oversized wheels. This time Belarus auto enthusiasts took the monster truck meaning to a really “monster” level. Their creation has six pairs of wheels that can rotate practically in any direction and thanks to this it can climb any trench and other obstacles. Let’s see how it looks.

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