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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 10:34 a.m. PST

… GAZ-46 4X4 Amphibious Jeep $88,000. USD

"Russian GAZ-46 4X4 Amphibious Jeep. This Soviet vehicle is extremely rare and was manufactured from 1952 to 1955 and according to the GAZ factory records, only 654 of these vehicles were actually produced. Today, only about 65 are accounted for and only 36 or 37 are able to float.

Only 4 are known to be located in the US. It was highly inspired by the US Army's GPA, but is slightly larger and has a steeply sloped front and rear ends for ease in crossing the many rivers and lakes in Russia.

This vehicle, like many, was professionally restored in Germany and the original, under powered engine was replaced with a Mercedes Benz OM-616 diesel engine, 4 speed transmission and power assisted brakes. For the "purists" the original engine and transmission are included…"
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Amicalement
Armand

28mm Fanatik12 Jul 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

When did you start hawking Russian wares, Armand? ( :

Oh, wait. It's just another example of the unholy alliance between the erstwhile mortal enemies locked in a death struggle during WW2 whose close relationship now makes our POTUS's alleged "Russian ties" pale in comparison.

Yes, I'm being sarcastic if you didn't catch my drift.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 1:54 p.m. PST

I guess it's like a mini-DUKW. Two or three GAZs, a few trucks, a platoon of Red Army troops, a few civilians, a couple of guides, and we're ready to send an expedition out to recover a crashed alien spaceship at Tunguska.

I think I want them all in 25mm, though.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 2:05 p.m. PST

What American traitors dealing with Russians? This huge rich powerful country threatening the world, invading countries, home of a powerful egomaniac that put $18 USD bn into a propaganda and corruption machine etc. ho no.
I saw one of these funny vehicles. I think they have something similar civilian still in use. Or it might have been another of these home made cannibalized vehicles you can see ( and use!) from time to time in that dictatorial, tightly ruled country.

Barin113 Jul 2018 2:36 a.m. PST

Gaz -46 is a prized posession in 4 x 4 clubs. We have quite a number of people, who like getting into the mud (and effectively getting out of it)…and it seems other countries, too ;)

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

ScottS13 Jul 2018 10:43 a.m. PST

Why buy a jeep when you can get a tank for less?

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(That's a bit pricey, you can probably find one for $50 USDK or so if you're diligent.)

Barin113 Jul 2018 11:24 a.m. PST

Germans has registered this GAZ and could drive normal roads. With tank it will be more complicated…but on a bright side you can conquer a couple of states before they get you :)

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2018 12:00 p.m. PST

Tanks are not amphibious. This Seep is quite funny. No more trafficjams near bridges.

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