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GAZ-46 Russian amphibious vehicle




Description

The GAZ 46 was inspired by US amphibious vehicles supplied to Russia during the War, but entered service in the 1950's an has been used by many easter-bloc allied forces since. It could carry up to 5 people, and due to it's steeply raked front and rear and 4 wheel drive, could manage reasonably steep river banks before swimming across. It had a road speed of 90 Km/h (56 mph) and a range of 500km (310 miles).

Location

The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

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