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Bogdan Corporation plans to develop GAZ-66 light utility trucks replacement

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


The Armed Forces of Ukraine will move forward with plans to replace its light utility trucks. The Ukrainian Army uses an aging fleet of GAZ-66 light utility trucks and now is looking to purchase a new all-wheel-drive cargo truck.

The Bogdan Corporation is developed new Bogdan 3373 light utility truck to replace an aging GAZ-66s. The Bogdan 3373 was simple in design and technology. The new truck based on the Hyundai HD72 model produced.

That was reported by www.autocentre.ua.

The Bogdan 3373  is powered by a 3.9-liter Diesel engine D4DB meets the Euro 2, developing 130 hp.  The vehicle can operate in climatic conditions ranging from -50°C to +50°C.  The all-wheel drive design was developed jointly with BS (South Korea). The Bogdan 3373 don’t have a locking differential.

The GAZ-66 had been produced for 35 years. Its production ceased in 1999. Nearly 1 000 000 of these trucks were built. The GAZ-66 is still used by the Ukrainian Army, many ex-Warsaw Pact armed forces and wherever Soviet influence has spread. Many are used throughout the Middle East and nations in Africa.

 

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