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The GAZ-66 is a Russian 4x4 all-road (off road) military truck produced by GAZ. It was the main transport vehicle for motorized infantry of the Soviet Army and is still employed in former Soviet Union countries. It is nicknamed shishiga (шишига) shehsherik (шешерик) trueman (in Siberia).
The GAZ-66 has gained legendary status in many countries around the world due to its reliability, simplicity and off-road capability. Thanks to standard features such as a front mounted winch, Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) and self locking differentials the GAZ-66 is extremely popular with armed forces all around the world as well as off-road enthusiasts. Production ceased in 1999, with the GAZ-3308 being produced instead.
Cab-forward design, 2 seats cab + 21 passengers in back.
Payload: 4,410 lb (2,000 kg) plus the same weight trailer
Suspension: Solid axles with leaf springs
Type- V8 gasoline (carburetor) OHV engine
Displacement- 4,254 cc (Bore 3.62", stroke 3.15")
Compression Ratio- 6.7:1
Output- 115 hp (86 kW) @ 3,200 rpm
Torque- 166 lb·ft (225 N·m) @ 2,300 rpm. 4x2 gears
Max. speed- 56-59 mph (speed governed)
Type- Drums, with hydraulic control, single circuit, servo assisted
Stopping distance from 20 mph- 27'
LxWxH- 18 ft 7 in (5.66 m)x7 ft 8 in (2.34 m)x8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)(cab)/8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)(tent)
Wheelbase- 10 ft 9.9 in (3.30 m)
Track front/rear: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)/5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Curb weight: 7,580 lb (3,440 kg)
Fuel tanks- 2 x 28 gal 2 x 105 lires
Fuel economy- 10 mpg (city) 12-15 mpg (highway)
Turning circle- 62'
Approach angle- 41 deg.
Departure angle- 32 deg
Max. Ascent angle - 31 - 37 deg (fully loaded)
Ground clearance- 12.5"
Fording depth- 2'7.5"
Pressure- Adjustable with central tyre inflation system from cab
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