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Trucks, buses, special equipment 2021, July

"Tin library" in ZIL-157 + short (author's) video review of the truck

"Tin library" in ZIL-157 + short (author's) video review of the truck

Hello. It is a great success to find a completely complete and well-maintained ZIL-157. Most of the old "Zakhars" are either rotten through or completely redesigned to the taste of the new owners. I didn't even believe such luck. 157 rare beast. The car was morally outdated, it was gluttonous and hard to drive. ...

About a tank that wanted to fly over the waves. "Project 80"

About a tank that wanted to fly over the waves. "Project 80"

Hello. Recently I went to the forest to pick mushrooms, but winter is not the season, so I drove into a small but neat dump with tanks. I've been here several times. A very strange object caught my attention, a piece of which was sticking out of the ditch. I am very familiar with how the scrapped t ...

How one man wanted to earn money, "gave a corner" and came up with an earthen syringe

How one man wanted to earn money, "gave a corner" and came up with an earthen syringe

Many of us have seen a strange car during repair work. The car looks unusual. On a caterpillar track, the body is installed. A long pipe sticks out of the body and goes underground. Recently I had a chance. Such a unit was brought and installed near the place where I work. I took a camera ...

They brought him home - he was alive!

They brought him home - he was alive!

Many readers will remember that in December we bought the "Bunny" - a rundown Ikarus-260.51E, lying abandoned on one of the Moscow outskirts. We got the bus at the price of a used iPhone, only 45 thousand rubles, that is, two times cheaper than the scrap metal contained in such a car. For such a day ...

I thought that the men were stealing the forest, but it turned out they were practicing a missile strike

I thought that the men were stealing the forest, but it turned out they were practicing a missile strike

In general, it was like this. Andromov and I were driving through a beautiful autumn forest in a car and suddenly we saw four men in gas masks sitting. Agree, this is strange. I get out of the car and ask: Guys, why are you sitting here in gas masks? They answer me: “Ride your own dear blogger-influencer dear ...

And the savior came: a mobile silo based on a Mercedes-Benz Unimog for 10 million

And the savior came: a mobile silo based on a Mercedes-Benz Unimog for 10 million

If you've watched the Hollywood blockbuster "Tornado", you know at least two things for sure. First, in the United States, tornadoes happen almost every single day, usually five times a day. Second, the destructive power of a typical tornado is such that it easily lifts a cow, an SUV and even b ...

Diesel locomotive with a diesel engine from a submarine

Diesel locomotive with a diesel engine from a submarine

Hello. One of my favorite automotive activities in which the automobile is involved is technological archeology. I came up with the term for myself. It gives me great pleasure to find old equipment, take a photo and write about it in the blog. It so happens that I come to empty seats. Yes…

Ikarus or PAZ? How they built their bus in Cuba

Ikarus or PAZ? How they built their bus in Cuba

Cuba is a country whose name alone evokes associations with classic American cars. Meanwhile, socialism thriving on the island of freedom implies that buses should be the main type of transport. They were developed in Cuba, so much so that at some point close by ...

A bus from youth. LiAZ-677M

A bus from youth. LiAZ-677M

Probably the most interesting and exciting events happen when you least expect them. The other day, amid the everyday commotion, an offer was unexpectedly received to visit the LiAZ-677M collection bus, which was carefully restored several years ago by a private lover of transport ...

How I rode on Belaz

How I rode on Belaz

Up to six people can stay in the Belaz first-aid kit for inpatient treatment at the same time - an old joke, in which there is some joke. Animal fear is the first thing you feel when looking at an approaching monster. It's not every day that you see a rumbling two-story house block out the light and shake the ground! 90- ...

This is NOMAR: LiAZ-5256-11

This is NOMAR: LiAZ-5256-11

This LiAZ is one of those cars that I never expected to see live: their circulation was too small, and the history was old enough that the crumbs released were long since forgotten. Before you is the intercity LiAZ-5256-11, aka NOMAR: a machine of difficult fate and vanishingly ...

Finland Automobile: "Trucks".

Finland Automobile: "Trucks".

Due to numerous requests from the audience, I start publications on the topic of freight transport in Finland. The selections will be of a mixed plan, that is, I will collect both modern, interesting in my opinion copies and retro ones in one pile. Retro trucks are still not such a frequent component of urban pages ...

How IFA W50 and KAZ-4540 skated opposite each other in the snow. Part 2

How IFA W50 and KAZ-4540 skated opposite each other in the snow. Part 2

Beginning - How IFA W50 and KAZ-4540 skated opposite each other in the snow. Part 1 My text, that is Sergey Leontyev Photos of SAZ JSC, from open sources and test reports. The quality of the photo leaves much to be desired, but it's better this way than not at all. January 2020 And now, actually about ...

Miracle from Lesnoy: LiAZ-677 on the line!

Miracle from Lesnoy: LiAZ-677 on the line!

I have a strange New Year tradition. At a time when some are just getting out of the bath, in January of this year I traditionally ride the old 677 LiAZs. I catch them first of all in order to make sure that everything is in order with this world. This has been going on for a good 12 years, and a year ...

Voyage - Voyager. Russian Scania of the new day

Voyage - Voyager. Russian Scania of the new day

Last week I had a chance to spaparazzi in Moscow a novelty of the domestic bus industry - a car of the mysterious CMTG brand and the "Voyager" model. It's time to declassify the novelty, and tell a little about where it came from. Let's start with what is hidden under the abbreviation CMTG. V ...

Slavir 9: sideways on the lake

Slavir 9: sideways on the lake

In the fall, fate decided to give me a royal gift, which was the opportunity to sit at the wheel, well, that is, at the helm of the Slavir-9 boat. These machines are assembled in Nizhny Novgorod, like most of the hovercraft that are made in Russia. There is a reason for this: all these companies are rooted in ...

APA - the main assistant for fighters

APA - the main assistant for fighters

I watched how combat aircraft were prepared for departure. Aerodnom Kubinka. Preparation for takeoff of a combat fighter is a troublesome business and requires coordinated actions of people and equipment. Just like that, a parked plane cannot be lifted into the air. There are special machines for powering on-board systems and starting engines. ...

Combines are powerful. Even old and rusty

Combines are powerful. Even old and rusty

He made an important technical discovery for himself. Here is how it was. I traveled on business in the forests near Moscow. I went to the quarries where limestone is mined and a couple of other interesting places. I went to Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. And this means that you can not be particularly shy and pile on the broken and soggy ...

I found a KP-130 military mobile kitchen in the bushes. Literally

I found a KP-130 military mobile kitchen in the bushes. Literally

Hey! In the summer I came to this place, but did not notice the unit. The fact is that it was densely overgrown with dense bushes. But the other day, I had to drive around on business and I decided (just in case) to ride around the neighborhood, it didn't snow. Without this development, any army in the world is powerless. To…

Lovebird storks - Ikarus-283.00

Lovebird storks - Ikarus-283.00

Autumn is coming to an end - the very time when it is customary to be sad. Last weekend, I visited a couple of old acquaintances - though steel acquaintances and on wheels. At one time, this couple escaped death in scrap metal - but several sharp turns in their fate led to a rather strange ending. IN…

How IFA W50 and KAZ-4540 skated opposite each other in the snow. Part 1

How IFA W50 and KAZ-4540 skated opposite each other in the snow. Part 1

It has nothing to do with the Saransk dump truck plant. My text, that is Sergey Leontyev Photos of SAZ JSC, from open sources and test reports. The quality of some photos leaves much to be desired, but it is better this way than nothing at all. January 2020 Got caught here the other day in the field of sight ...

I was returning from an abandoned place, but I found a "tank" with jet engines

I was returning from an abandoned place, but I found a "tank" with jet engines

Hello. Today I'll tell you about an unusual car. Rather, it was like this. I was returning from another old "cast" with equipment. On the way, I found ESD-50-VSA in the bushes. This is a diesel military mobile power plant with an output of 50 kilowatts. But this post will not be about her. About her…

March of the Turkish - Mercedes-Benz Türk O325

March of the Turkish - Mercedes-Benz Türk O325

Russia in the 90s was a truly amazing country. Against the background of the general madness that was happening around, good things could happen at that time - yes, such that in our days it is impossible to imagine. Who in 2019 can imagine that Mercedes buses will again begin to be supplied to our cities - and even not used ones, ...

KAMAZ-Ajokki: Finnish brontosaurus with a Russian soul

KAMAZ-Ajokki: Finnish brontosaurus with a Russian soul

When Andrei was small, with a curly head, such a car put him in some stupor: it didn’t look like anything from Soviet buses, and the inscriptions “Ajokki” on the back didn’t mean anything to a child who didn’t know the Internet yet. At the same time, the sound of a KAMAZ engine, emitted by an incomprehensible car, ...

A monster in the forests of the Moscow region. Engineering tank BAT-2

A monster in the forests of the Moscow region. Engineering tank BAT-2

Hello. here is how it was. I mean, I walk through the summer forest, collecting forget-me-nots and mushrooms. And suddenly "something" leaves to meet me. The unit looked very, very strange. Of course, I saw this in pictures in old books, but in real life ... In front is a huge dozer blade with powerful mechanization. On the roof…

There is such a job - to cook trolleybuses)

There is such a job - to cook trolleybuses)

As they say, public transport is not only the circulatory system of the city, but also its face. You come to a settlement, and at the station you are greeted by a decrepit groove and you realize that you have arrived in the village. And if at the exit from the station you see a big bus, then this already suggests that the town is ...

What passengers can't see?

What passengers can't see?

The bus is an integral part of a big city. It's hard to imagine life without him. Someone cannot do without him every day, while others will not even notice him. But, nevertheless, the role of the bus in city life is great. We see buses every day on the streets of the city, they work for days on m ...

Overall track and two-way snake: How Moscow chooses the best bus driver

Overall track and two-way snake: How Moscow chooses the best bus driver

Exercises such as parallel parking and entering the box are quite common for those who passed on the rights. But it's one thing to do them in a small car and quite another - not on a big bus. And this is just a small part of the tasks that the applicants for the honorary title of the best driver had to complete ...

Flying Dutchman from Krasnodar - LiAZ-677M

Flying Dutchman from Krasnodar - LiAZ-677M

Exactly 25 years ago, on August 8, 1994, the last, 194183rd, LiAZ-677 bus rolled off the assembly line of the Likinsky bus plant. Its conveyor life lasted 27 years: the first commercial vehicles entered Soviet vehicle fleets in 1967, and a full-fledged generational change took place three years later, when in ...

It's All About Size - Trolleybus Driver Skills Competition

It's All About Size - Trolleybus Driver Skills Competition

Not so long ago I talked about a tram driver skill competition, today we will talk about the drivers of another electric transport - a trolleybus. The main idea of ​​the "Moscow Masters" competition is unchanged - the participants must show all their skills and professionalism in a series of tests. The best will receive ...

City Technology Parade

City Technology Parade

The parade of urban technology, held in Moscow for the second time, is an excellent tradition. Previously, only tanks and military equipment were considered worthy of demonstration to Muscovites. And those cars that work every day for the good of the city were unfairly considered uninteresting and unnecessary. Of course, I could not get around ...

Walks in JSC "Automobile plant" URAL "

Walks in JSC "Automobile plant" URAL "

Hi friends, I decided to dilute my content with a cargo theme. Last weekend 09/01/2019, I attended an open day at URAL Automobile Plant JSC in the city of Miass. And I prepared an interesting photo report from this event for you. I looked into various workshops and aggregate production ...

I found a legendary floating snow and swamp-going vehicle in a meadow with dandelions

I found a legendary floating snow and swamp-going vehicle in a meadow with dandelions

It all happened by accident. I came to negotiations with one of numerous manufacturing companies. Persons authorized to conduct negotiations were detained. In order not to waste time in vain, I decided to take a ride in the surrounding area. The car in which I arrived did not dispose to serious adventures ...

Ryazan bus: a plant that did not exist

Ryazan bus: a plant that did not exist

We often hear that it would be good to return to production buses of any old type - old, kind, cozy. Hungarian Ikarus is especially often remembered with a kind word. What if so? It's hard to believe, but even such miracles sometimes happen - or rather, they almost happen. Several ...

The last of the Storks - Ikarus-283.00

The last of the Storks - Ikarus-283.00

Last week, on August 8, the Moscow bus celebrated its 95th anniversary. This year, his birthday was practically not celebrated: the traditional annual bus parade in Moscow did not take place due to the unpredictable state of museum exhibits, and not a single event took place in the corresponding museum ...

Racing KrAZ with a tank engine: 1100 hp and the Nurburgring

Racing KrAZ with a tank engine: 1100 hp and the Nurburgring

The Kremenchug Automobile Plant met the collapse of the USSR in the status of Europe's largest manufacturer of heavy trucks. Nevertheless, such leadership did not at all guarantee a cloudless future even in the short term, because the huge state order remained in the past, and in place at ...

Russian Mercedes O405: Square, practical, gut!

Russian Mercedes O405: Square, practical, gut!

The Russia of the nineties was both a land of nightmares and a land of wonders. So, already few people remember that in the early 90s in the Moscow region there was a full-fledged bus plant that produced real Russian Mercedes. This plant is known to the masses as GolAZ, which is in Malye Vyazemy, Odintsovo district. Is ...

They took the parade through the streets

They took the parade through the streets

The St. Petersburg Retro Transport Parade has become the main event of the year for lovers of large technology - trucks, buses and electric vehicles. In 2019, it was held for the fifth time, and the guests of the parade, who gathered not only from St. Petersburg and other Russian cities, but from abroad, again pleased dozens ...

A unique machine created by military engineers of the USSR

A unique machine created by military engineers of the USSR

I will show you a rare, but very cool car. This is not even a machine, but a multifunctional complex for work in any conditions and without conditions at all. So - welcome! [Material prepared in cooperation with Mitsubishi Motors for which many thanks to them] Classic PSK-M-2 * 500. Floating self-propelled pile driver with ...

A day with the Israeli "Hummer" for the Chechen special forces - why is the Zibar Mk2 worth 5 million rubles?

A day with the Israeli "Hummer" for the Chechen special forces - why is the Zibar Mk2 worth 5 million rubles?

For 5 million, one could buy the time-tested Kruzak, especially since it even looks like this car in size and weight. Here are just "two hundred" on our roads a dime a dozen, and the exclusive Zibar is ridden by serious guys with rifles and grenade launchers in Chechnya and Colombia! Wherever you look, the perfect m ...