The GAZ -66 (Russian ГАЗ -66) is a truck (4 × 4) of the Soviet / Russian vehicle manufacturer Gorkowski Awtomobilny Zavod (Russian Горьковский автомобильный завод ( ГАЗ ), English transcription Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod ( GAZ ), German: . Gorkier Automotive). The German transliteration is GAS - 66th This truck is used in many countries of the former Eastern Bloc. The vehicle also has the nickname schischiga ( шишига ) and schescherik ( шешерик ).
Production began in 1964 and lasted until the end of the 1990s on. In total several hundred thousand copies were manufactured. The GAZ -66 was among others the most important transport vehicle of the motorized infantry of the Soviet Army and its successor armed forces and is used there as before. In particular, due to its resilience and robustness enjoys the GAZ - 66 has a high reputation. Because of this truck is very popular with armed forces and off-road enthusiasts. In September 1998, production was officially discontinued, although are still produced in small quantities copies for military use.
The GAZ- 66A has a standard mounted on the vehicle front winch, a tire pressure control system and a self-locking differential. The variant GAZ- 66B was developed specifically for the Russian airborne troops. By the cab is tilted forward, can be accessed on the engine.
- Weight: 5640 kg
- Length: 5,650 mm
- Width: 2,340 mm
- Height: 2,440 mm
- Wheelbase: 3,300 mm
- Engine: 8- cylinder V petrol engine CIMIC 66 Displacement: 4,250 cm3
- Power: 85 kW; 115 hp at 3.200/min
- Max torque: 290 Nm at 2,500 rpm