Brand new “Shishigi” left for Syria: Russia gets rid of long-written-off equipment


On the upper deck of the Sparta II ship owned by Oboronlogistics LLC of the Russian Ministry of Defense and moving through the Bosphorus Strait towards the Mediterranean Sea, many new-looking GAZ-66 Shishiga trucks were seen.


The ship is sailing from Novorossiysk to Tartus (Syria). However, it is possible that military vehicles are intended for the military contingent in Libya. Russia thus gets rid of the long written-off equipment, however, new and stored in the reserves of MO.


GAZ-66 is a Soviet and Russian truck with a 4x4 wheel arrangement and a cabin above the engine. Car loading capacity - about 2 tons. "Shishiga" became the most massive four-wheel drive two-axle truck in the USSR army, as well as in the national economy of the Soviet Union and Russia in the 60-90s of the last century.

An important feature of a military vehicle is its balanced center of gravity distributed on both axles of the truck, and its compactness due to the cabin located above the engine. Due to this advantage, the Shishiga can be used in landing operations when dropping equipment from an airplane - the GAZ-66 lands immediately on all wheels without a cab obstruction. The prototypes of the car were created in 1957, but due to the lack of a serial engine of the required power, the production of the truck was established only in 1964. The latest instance of Shishigi rolled off the assembly line in 1999.
  • Photos used: SPC Eric E. Hughes, USA
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  1. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 29 May 2020 16: 24
    +4
    Noble, even a masterpiece technique.
  2. Alexey Grigoryev (Alexey Grigoriev) 29 May 2020 16: 36
    +5
    Military warehouses are cleared for new equipment.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 29 May 2020 18: 40
    +5
    I think it’s incorrect to call new cars manufactured more than 20, or even 30 years ago, new.
    A kind of car. For the army of the 60s - 80s is good and necessary. We had 3–4 pieces all over the base, but I rarely came across them. For comfort - not ice at all, and speed. But the cross is exceptional and reliable.
    Machines after 20 to 30 years of conservation are a possible bunch of hidden problems. Not to mention the battery (of course, you need to install a new one), rubber-containing products must be changed in a good way, the wiring does not get better (insulation becomes brittle, resistance drops), but nobody will change it, etc.
    Well, the Syrians, for free and bleach - cottage cheese.
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 29 May 2020 22: 27
      +3
      It doesn't matter when released. Their condition is new. Some have 20 km run.

      Machines after 20 to 30 years of conservation are a possible bunch of hidden problems. Not to mention the battery (of course, you need to install a new one), rubber-containing products must be changed in a good way, the wiring does not get better (insulation becomes brittle, resistance drops), but nobody will change it, etc.

      Equipment in reserve is stored in special temperature and humidity conditions. In any case, it must according to GOST.
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 30 May 2020 02: 16
        +3


        I saw something with my own eyes. The whole world saw huge herds of Soviet tanks in the open air.
        Where to put tens of thousands of tanks (and not only)? How much money do they need to be kept under special conditions for decades? They don’t cost that much.
        And any plastics / rubbers gradually lose low molecular weight substances, giving them plasticity. They just evaporate. Especially with temperature changes. It is easier then, if necessary, to replace them. Even the wiring: stupidly cut the whole bundles / cables and put in new ones. The documentation is stored in factories for a long time, it is possible to order. But hardly anyone will change the wiring. But hoses, rubber caps / corrugations - quite.
        1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) 30 May 2020 10: 01
          +3
          Believe me, there are different storage conditions ...

          1. boriz Offline boriz
            boriz (boriz) 31 May 2020 17: 36
            +1
            I am inclined to think that in this photo there are no conservation vehicles, but military equipment that is not used.
            There is a technique of a military unit deployed in the states that is not constantly used for training military personnel.
            There is a technique of a cropped military unit, where the equipment is fully available, but there are no personnel and a quarter.
            And there is equipment that is not in service with the military unit, is simply assigned to some sort of storage base (although, formally, this is also a military unit with a number).
            The latter category is stored in the worst conditions and is parted with in the first place.
            And, of course, your photo is not just a car, but, most likely, a radio station or KShM, a car with electronic equipment. The approach to them is different.
        2. Alexander Kulish (Alexander Kulish) 31 May 2020 16: 18
          +2
          In our fleet there were separate garages with cars that we did not drive. They were probably serviced once every six months, the engine was started, but they did not drive. If one of these, then why not take it? Shishiga for military purposes and now super! A friend bought it (hunter), equipped the kung with sleeping places, a kitchen, an autonomous heater .... A motor home.
  4. Ura Karbovnichiy (Ura Karbovnichiy) 29 May 2020 20: 34
    +2
    In skillful hands, this and a clear head is a very necessary weapon. In the inept, there is no such weapon that would not be corrupted.
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 29 May 2020 23: 16
    +1
    The ship is sailing from Novorossiysk to Tartus (Syria). However, it is possible that military vehicles are intended for the military contingent in Libya.

    Why to Libya and not to Lebanon?
    The conclusion is sucked out of the finger. So gradually throw in misinformation. Slowly lie to get used to it. So step by step and will lie.
    And then there will be a link to this article - "As previously reported, Russian equipment was sent to Libya." laughing
    Warm greetings to the anonymous. hi
  6. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 30 May 2020 00: 43
    +2
    GAZ-66 was used not only as a truck, but also as a platform for various machinery (equipment)! I remember, for example, radio stations, telecommunications equipment hardware ...
  7. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 30 May 2020 04: 01
    -1
    - Personally, I once had a chance to ride a Gaz-66 ... driving ... - the cross is excellent ...
    - But the center of gravity is quite high ... - And the car really does not like lateral slopes ...- It can easily roll over ... - But, probably, it can be very useful for a flat desert and for terrain with bad roads ...
  8. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 May 2020 14: 05
    -3
    Why not under its own power?
  9. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) 31 May 2020 15: 14
    +1
    The brand new Shishigi left ...

    It seems that Toyota and companies, in the light of Covid19, do not have enough time to stamp “shaitan-arba” in abundance or found a cheaper option, based on the GAZ-66, in order to save money. laughing
    In general, it is surprising how the supply chain has not yet managed to sell all this to the national capitalist economy? Probably, one of the new inspectors accidentally ran into the storage "forgotten" by the previous minister. Now the holiday, for sure, will be issued to everyone for the zeal for their diligence in the search for "internal reserves". good