Military Review

Legendary GAZ-66 continue service from Syria

37
For a long time, the Soviet cars GAZ-66 formed the basis of the Syrian army car fleet, and were used in many conflicts. Not long ago, they were decided to replace them with the more modern GAZ-3308 Sadko, but the legendary "Shishigi" continue to be used by the armed forces, writes Messenger of Mordovia.


Legendary GAZ-66 continue service from Syria


“For example, in September last year, in the Palmyra area, GAZ-66 (pictured) was seen as part of a commando unit. An 23-mm anti-aircraft gun ZU-23-2 is installed in its body. The calculation of a small-caliber cannon received protection from shrapnel, ”reads the article by Roman Katkov.

The author draws attention to a curious detail - army craftsmen covered the fuel tank with a steel screen.

“Probably before, he was at some storage base. However, at present, the veteran car has come in handy ”and makes a feasible contribution to the fight against terrorists.
Photos used:
twitter.com/MathieuMorant
37 comments
Ad

Subscribe to our Telegram channel, regularly additional information about the special operation in Ukraine, a large amount of information, videos, something that does not fall on the site: https://t.me/topwar_official

Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. INVESTOR
    INVESTOR 9 January 2017 12: 49
    +10
    Shishiga will not lose its relevance for a long time, both militarily and for civilian needs an indispensable machine. good
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain 9 January 2017 12: 53
      +15
      Quote: INVESTOR
      Shishiga will not lose its relevance for a long time

      In the army and in civilian life I was in "shishiga", the car is a beast goodFor what only abysses did not climb. hi
      1. himRa
        himRa 9 January 2017 13: 00
        +15


        No comments!
        1. 210ox
          210ox 9 January 2017 13: 11
          +1
          A mixture of "bobby", "loaf" and snow and swamp-going vehicle ...
          Quote: himRa


          No comments!
      2. lis-ik
        lis-ik 9 January 2017 14: 17
        +2
        But I regret that so far that I haven’t happened, I have traveled on almost all domestic and foreign cars, even the GAZ-69 is available, but I haven’t tried it on 66, I haven’t even tried it. In the army in 375 Urals. By the way, according to GAZ-69, my brother and I are in excellent condition along the way, they have a hard top, they wanted to bring to mind, but so far time and desire do not allow it. If the machine is interesting, write in a personal.
        1. cast iron
          cast iron 9 January 2017 16: 25
          +8
          The car is extremely uncomfortable. What is only the gearshift lever behind.
        2. adma
          adma 9 January 2017 16: 25
          +4
          I was especially impressed by the shift lever in the shishig. More precisely its location. laughing
        3. 933454818
          933454818 10 January 2017 19: 16
          +1
          I've traveled, then my right hand ached for 3 days because of the "very comfortable" location of the gear lever. And so the car and the car - the suspension is hard, the permeability is good.
      3. TsUS-Air Force
        TsUS-Air Force 9 January 2017 17: 39
        +2
        as they said on TV they shishig refused in Afghanistan due to the fact that other cars had one and a half meters of life in front when hitting mines ...
      4. TsUS-Air Force
        TsUS-Air Force 9 January 2017 17: 40
        +1
        as they said on TV they shishig refused in Afghanistan due to the fact that other cars had one and a half meters of life in front when hitting mines ...
    2. cniza
      cniza 9 January 2017 12: 54
      +9
      It is beneficial, let it work, there is no place for fat, and the whole country is in ruin.
    3. Pirogov
      Pirogov 9 January 2017 12: 54
      +5
      Quote: INVESTOR
      Shishiga will not lose its relevance for a long time, both militarily and for civilian needs an indispensable machine. good

      Yes, not an old man being killed.
    4. alekc73
      alekc73 9 January 2017 18: 21
      +2
      By cross-country ability, but that is still a "stool". 200 km on gas-66, the fifth point is on fire. laughing
    5. max702
      max702 10 January 2017 09: 45
      0
      The only thing that was done poorly on the shishiga is the engine. Low-power gluttonous and moody .. Why the ZIL-130 engine was not installed there is not clear .. Dimensions allow weight too .. But there really would be a beast a car, and unification of spare parts and maintenance ..
      1. lis-ik
        lis-ik 10 January 2017 21: 09
        0
        In general, this low-power eight, if my memory serves me, with some modifications was on the "Chaika", among other things, the Zilovsky models were also on the limousines, but the "ZIL" engine could not appear on the "GAZ" products from the word at all. And the point is not only in the confrontation between factories, but also in the unification of cars from certain manufacturers. On the basis of "Gazovskiye" engines, many other products were created that fit the framework of the state defense order, but "ZIL" is just "URAL" and others like it. Indeed, there was unification, but within reasonable limits and in terms of traction characteristics.
        1. max702
          max702 12 January 2017 22: 01
          0
          Quote: lis-ik
          but "ZIL" is just "URAL"

          Nda? And how old were the 131st in the army? If it’s not enough then I don’t know .. Just with the Zilovsky eight it would be a really indestructible all-terrain vehicle. but with the gas one, it’s not at all ah especially in terms of carrying capacity, the chassis does not easily withstand the load, but the engine didn’t pull at all a little bit ..
  2. 210ox
    210ox 9 January 2017 12: 49
    +9
    In general, this car is unique despite its shortcomings .. What is the gearshift knob!
    1. himRa
      himRa 9 January 2017 12: 54
      +10
      Quote: 210ox
      In general, this car is unique despite its shortcomings .. What is the gearshift knob!

      the handle is not comfortable, but when you get used to it, you somehow don’t notice! winked
      Well, this is not the main thing - and the most important is its all-terrain qualities (when it is rowing with all 4 wheels despite the distortion of the ground), speed and at the same time moderate fuel consumption ..
      1. cast iron
        cast iron 9 January 2017 18: 30
        +2
        So Russian designers have been thinking exactly the same for 100 years - is a Russian comfortable car a fig? Russian needs a whistling, booming hemorrhoids stool at the price of a foreign car. That's how we live.
  3. 100502
    100502 9 January 2017 12: 54
    +7
    Tep here about all the "rags" from SAR will write? The 21st century is definitely not proud of this scrap ...
    1. 210ox
      210ox 9 January 2017 13: 00
      +4
      There is another popular topic, Ukraine. Switch to it if Syria does not like it ...
      Quote: 100502
      Tep here about all the "rags" from SAR will write? The 21st century is definitely not proud of this scrap ...
    2. rasputin17
      rasputin17 9 January 2017 13: 13
      0
      After the Second World War, when our country was in ruin, remember how much we used landlize then!
    3. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 9 January 2017 13: 18
      +3
      For 100502
      will write about all the "rags" from SAR?

      And why not write if local craftsmen made a fighting vehicle from a vehicle?
    4. hrych
      hrych 9 January 2017 13: 18
      +3
      Quote: 100502
      will write about all the "rags" from SAR?

      So this is a model of weapons that has undergone modernization, so to speak, as opposed to jihad mobiles. The very place of this essay on the VO.
  4. svp67
    svp67 9 January 2017 12: 55
    +16
    And what is "shisharik" bad for that war. The engine runs on the worst gasoline, it is repaired in any small car repair shop ... And what a "rogue" he is and there is no need to tell. So that will fight again.
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik 9 January 2017 14: 36
      +2
      About repair. When I got into the GSVG “in spirit”, they gave me a URAL-375, it was still a machine, but my friend was not lucky, he was given a GAZ-66 from the “fence”, with a dead engine. And if at that moment, I had already graduated from the road technical school and was already driving quite decently, then poor Zhenya did not know the device at all and drove with the help of a slap in the face of his "grandfather". He was also given a full set of "indigenous" and "connecting rod" inserts and a book on the repair and operation of "GAZ-66", and forced to sort out the engine. The roofing felts were pinned, the roofing felts decided to take a soldier for the entire service life, I don't know. I entered the school 8 months later, he also started the flight, I don't know whether he entered or not, but I know for sure that at the time of my admission he tried to start the engine for the fifth time.
  5. leshiy076
    leshiy076 9 January 2017 12: 57
    +13
    Dear our dear - sixty-sixth
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya 9 January 2017 13: 31
      +9
      I worked on the expedition, went on it ... And as far as I know, they still run ... Irreplaceable!
  6. Ham
    Ham 9 January 2017 13: 29
    +3
    in terms of cross-country ability, I think she has few competitors ... the only negative on a civilian is eating gasoline like a locomotive ...
    1. himRa
      himRa 9 January 2017 14: 32
      +6
      Technical characteristics of the car GAZ-66-11
      Type Biaxial Truck
      Maximum speed with a gross weight of 90 km / h
      Fuel capacity 210 l
      Control fuel consumption, l / 100 km at a speed of 60 km / h 20
      Fuel grade gasoline A-72, A-76, AI-80
      20 liters !!!
      even if you take off-road and increase by 10-15 liters, it’s still not much
      35 liters per 100 km of off-road taking into account its carrying capacity
      1. cast iron
        cast iron 9 January 2017 18: 32
        +3
        They lie your performance characteristics. A deversed 4,3 liter gasoline archaic monster on 2 continuous bridges cannot eat less than 20 liters. 20 liters is MINIMUM.
        1. PHANTOM-AS
          PHANTOM-AS 9 January 2017 18: 41
          +5
          Quote: cast iron
          4,3 liter archaic gasoline monster on 2 continuous bridges cannot eat less than 20 liters. 20 liters is MINIMUM.

          And you compare with "Hummer" and then the expense of "Shishigi" will seem like a kindergarten. wink
          1. cast iron
            cast iron 9 January 2017 21: 35
            +1
            Why compare it then? It was about a fantastic consumption of up to 20 liters n asotnyu shishig. In fact, she has all 30l. coming out. For an engine with a low compression ratio, a large displacement and a carburetor. There are no miracles.

            By the way, the army has a hammer, the gasoline engine has a displacement of more than 1500 cc. That as bee hints that it cannot be economical.
      2. The comment was deleted.
      3. Glory1974
        Glory1974 9 January 2017 20: 17
        +3
        20 liters is a GAZ-66 with one driver without a body on a flat area according to the passport. And for example, KShM is already 35 liters. by a hundred, and the allowances for movement in a column + 10%, for mountains + 15, off-road 20%, and is already approaching ZIL or URAL. Not to mention the service. In addition, the survival rate in the car is lousy, as they wrote above "one and a half meters of life." Old stuff, stopped producing since 99.
      4. The comment was deleted.
  7. Blondy
    Blondy 9 January 2017 16: 55
    +10
    I remember a Japanese friend said: ride a "cruiser" and ride a "shishiga"
  8. The splinter
    The splinter 10 January 2017 00: 51
    +1
    So what ... With all its shortcomings, the GAZ-66 has excellent off-road patency.
  9. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 10 January 2017 03: 49
    0
    This chassis and a good engine, there would be no price !!!