ZIL-2906

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ZIL-29061

The ZIL-2906 or ZIL-29061 is a screw-driven amphibious craft from the Russian ZiL vehicle manufacturer.[1]

Use[edit]

Russian troops exercise the offloading of a ZIL-29061 from a ZIL-4906

The vehicle was designed to recover re-entered Soyuz space capsules from difficult terrain. It was carried on the back of a ZIL-4906 (which had a top speed of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph)) until it reached terrain impassable for the latter. At this point the ZIL-2096 would be unloaded and resume the search.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Mass
  • 2,000 kilograms (4,400 lb; 2.0 t)
Maximum speed
  • Water - 16 kilometres per hour (9.9 mph; 8.6 kn) (8.6 kn)
  • Swamp - 20 kilometres per hour (12 mph; 11 kn) (11 kn)
  • Snow - 45 kilometres per hour (28 mph; 24 kn) (24 kn)
Dimensions
  • Length - 4,900 millimetres (190 in)
  • Width - 2,400 millimetres (94 in)
  • Height - 2,200 millimetres (87 in)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ZIL-29061: Russian Screw Powered Vehicle". Wired. 5 July 2007.
  2. ^ Mihnea Radu (29 March 2014). "ZIL Amphibious Screw Vehicles: a Cool Soviet Era Invention". Autoevolution.

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