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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Unusual eight-wheeled amphibious vehicle of the Soviet era

Russia, with its past as a part of the Soviet Union, always keeps many exciting things and stories. For example, the discovery of an old car with eight tires might be one of them. Yes, there's an unusual shaped classic vehicle was found in somewhere of Russia. How not, physically those vehicle has eight wheels.
Unusual eight-wheeled Amphibious All-Terrain Vehicle (AATV) created in the 1950s by the Design Bureau of the Chelyabinsk tractor hydraulics plant. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2mOqeuL)
As quoted from Carscoops, this vehicle was first known through photos uploaded by a user of Russian social media, VK, and reported by Russia Beyond.

From all of those photos we can see the figure of an eight-wheeled vehicle with a worn faded metal body as if it originated from the post apocalyptic era like depicted in the 'Bethesda: Fallout 76' fiction game. But actually this vehicle created at the Soviet era back in the 1950s in Chelyabinsk.
The vehicle weighing in at 600 kg and has compact dimensions with a length of 4,530 mm, a width of 1,900 mm and a height of 1,490 mm. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2mOqeuL)
Although it has eight wheels, but surprisingly its weight is only 600 kg. The secret of the light weight is thank to use of aluminum panels that is applied to the body and and (they say) the chassis too.

Beside that the vehicle has dimensions were no bigger than a sedan in general. Just imagine, the vehicle has a length of only 4,530 mm, width of 1,900 mm and height of 1,490 mm with four wheels each on the left and right.
Its light weight secret is thank to use of aluminum panels that is applied to the body and and (they say) the chassis too. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2mOqeuL)
It was further reported that the vehicle had capability of an Amphibious All-Terrain Vehicle (AATV) driven by all-wheel-drive (8x8), which means it is capable of operating on lands or waters. It was also mentioned that the vehicle was built in the 1950s by the Design Bureau of the Chelyabinsk tractor hydraulics plant of Russia.
It said the vehicle had capability of an Amphibious All-Terrain Vehicle (AATV) with all-wheel-drive (8x8). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2mOqeuL)
Unfortunately, not much information is known about this amphibious vehicle apart from its all-wheels-drive system plus components taken from the GAZ-M20 'Pobeda.' Furthermore, the report did not mention whether the vehicle was in good condition or vice versa.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | DESIGN YOU TRUST | RUSSIA BEYOND]
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