Three Generations of Soviet Wheeled Military Transport Vehicles 750219
The U.S.S.R. development and production of wheeled military transport vehicles since the end of World War II are analyzed as three generations of vehicles in this report. The 21 vehicles included in these generations are identified and characterized. Vehicular design details are described in terms of overall vehicle mobility, efficiency, and durability. Trends in component design which affect vehicle mobility, efficiency, and durability are presented. This review is the product of literature searches and is an independent assessment of Soviet developments.