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The most unusual Soviet cars. Top 12

What an extraordinary, and sometimes funny designs did not appear on our plants and US in the entire history of the domestic automobile industry! To tell you is not enough and weighty volume. So remember a dozen of the most interesting cars of all ages and grades, classes and appointments — prototypes and small series design.Sergey Kanunnikov “driving”Expert

If we assume that the GAZ-69 car, in the photo below — the automobile truck.

A prototype based on the GAZ-69 was made in the early 1960s in Ulyanovsk. The car is expected recognized uneconomical.

By the way, more recent attempts to produce small light-duty trucks too, in fact, failed. But in close cities, they would be very useful.

GAZ-69 truck

GAZ-69 samosvals-69 dump truck

Reliable legend has it that about ten hybrids GAZ-12 ZIM and a GAZ-13 Chaika made on a military repair plant. The Seagull was put only to chiefs of a certain level. And those who were lower, too, wanted a new comfortable car. Version with front and back Winter once again not an eyesore to those who do not have. Wags have nicknamed this car “Slabyk”.

“Slabyk” — a hybrid of GAZ-12 ZIM and a GAZ-13 Chaika“Slabyk” — a hybrid of GAZ-12 ZIM and a GAZ-13 Chaika

Pickup VAZ-2106 with a straightforward name of a Tourist took in the fall of 1981 at the suggestion of the technical Director of the plant Farshatova. In the body behind the double doors lay a folding tent. Even suggested to establish small-scale production, but made only one prototype.

Pickup VAZ-2106Pickup VAZ-2106

Three-wheeled cars in the world were done in different years by several companies. Marked in this region and Serpukhov motorcycle plant. The microcar WITH a-1L had a motor power of only 4 HP, a maximum speed of 30 km/h and sometimes refused to go up the steep road. Here is the clumsy and very unreliable “miracle” in 1952-1956 he was doing in the USSR for persons with disabilities.

A scooter With 1ЛМотоколяска WITH-1L

The so-called conveyor front edge of the LUAZ-967 was released commercially, though in small amounts, until the early 1990s. Floating machine with motor air cooling has developed US and ZAZ. The driver can control the car lying on his stomach and carry a couple lying wounded. The water machine is moved by rotation of the wheels at speeds up to 3 km/h.

Conveyor front edge of the LUAZ-967Транспортер the front edge of the LUAZ-967

UAZ-456, aka truck based on the GAZ-69 was made in the early 1960s. the Car could transport a trailer weighing up to 2 tons. Tried flatbed semi-trailer and a compact refrigerator. In a series machine, of course, did not.

Truck UAZ-456Седельный truck UAZ-456

ZAZ-965С van RHD made in 1962, not for export, and for collection of mail from mailboxes. The car was calculated to 150 kg of cargo, and the right wheel did to the driver it was easier to get on the sidewalk. The car was shown at ENEA, and even introduced in some industry directories. But released only a small experimental batch.

van with RHD

ZAZ-965СЗАЗ-965С

Half-track trucks in the USSR were released commercially, but made attempts to create similar to passenger models, in particular NATI-WM. The car was based on the GAZ-M1, rather, experienced the triaxial modification of GAZ-21 (Volga it has nothing to do!). Machine with a 50-horsepower engine could move on wheels and on tracks.

Half-track

NATI-WM on the basis of GAZ-М1НАТИ-VM on the basis of GAZ-M1

Do the vans from the Executive, however, is much poezzhennye ZIS-101 after the great Patriotic war came from Moscow Zavod aremkuz. Car under the name of the AKZ-6 intended for a completely noble cause — service laundries. Did and similar sanitary AKZ-4.

AKZ-6

AKZ-6АКЗ-6

US-013 (1950) is considered one of the first MPVs in the world. The power unit six-the car was in the “tail”. Planned the original boxer engine, but the prototype put forced to 63.5 HP motor Victory. Further testing of a single sample is not gone.

US-013, 1950

US-013НАМИ-013

Another utilitarian vehicle from inaccessible mere mortal cleaves — filming ZIL-114. These machines were made and on the basis of Seagulls GAZ-13 and ZIL-4104. Operators were attracted by the smoothness of the long cars with soft suspension. Produced a device by which the ZIL was able to tow three cars — two on each side and one at the rear to create a car of mass frame.

Filming ZIL-114

Filming ZIL-114Filming ZIL-114

GAS-TR is considered the first car in the world with a jet engine. In 1954 the car was the engine from the MIG-17, an aircraft wheel and tyres, suspension was independent from GAZ-12 ZIM. According to the calculations, GAS-TR had developed about 500 km/h. the Project was closed after an accident in a single test run. The driver Mikhail Metelev, fortunately, was not affected.

The world’s first car with a jet engine GAS-TR

GAS-TR — the world’s first car with a jet engine GAS-TR is considered the first car in the world with a jet engine. In 1954 the car was the engine from the MIG-17, an aircraft wheel and tyres, suspension was independent from GAZ-12 ZIM. According to calculations of GAS-TR had developed about 500 km/h. the Project was closed after an accident in a single test run. The driver Mikhail Metelev, fortunately, was not affected.GAS-TR — the world’s first car with a jet engine GAS-TR is considered the first car in the world with a jet engine. In 1954 the car was the engine from the MIG-17, an aircraft wheel and tyres, suspension was independent from GAZ-12 ZIM. According to calculations of GAS-TR had developed about 500 km/h. the Project was closed after an accident in a single test run. The driver Mikhail Metelev, fortunately, was not affected.

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The most unusual Soviet cars. Top 12

What an extraordinary, and sometimes funny designs did not appear on our plants and US in the entire history of the domestic automobile industry! To tell you is not enough and weighty volume. So remember a dozen of the most interesting cars of all ages and grades, classes and appointments — prototypes and small series design.

The most unusual Soviet cars. Top 12Photo: from archive of the authorthe Most unusual Soviet cars. Top 12

What an extraordinary, and sometimes funny designs did not appear on our plants and US in the entire history of the domestic automobile industry! To tell you is not enough and weighty volume. So remember a dozen of the most interesting cars of all ages and grades, classes and appointments — prototypes and small series design.

The most unusual Soviet cars. Top 12

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