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Model GAZ-69 (GAZ-69A*)
Seating 8 or 2 (+500 kg of cargo)**
Curb weight, kg TOTAL 1,525 (1,535)
front axle 860 (820)
rear axle 665 (715)
Gross weight, kg TOTAL 2,175 (1,960)
front axle 940 (925)
rear axle 1,235 (1,035)
Payload [carrying capacity] weight, kg 500 (when the side-benches are put away)
Permissible [semi-]trailer weight, kg 850 (single-axle trailer)
Length, mm 3850
Width, mm 1850 (1750)
Height, mm 2030 (1920)
Wheelbase, mm 2300
Track width, mm front 1440
rear 1440
Minimal ground clearance, mm under front axle 210
under rear axle 210
Minimal radius of turn, m b/n curbs (outer front wheel) 6.0
b/n walls (extreme exterior dimension 6.5
Maximum speed, km/h 90
Fuel consumption, liters/100km 14 @ 40 km/h
Acceleration time from 0-100 km/h, seconds -
Transmission gearbox 3 speed w/ synchromesh on II and III speeds
gearbox ratios I-3.115/II-1.772/III-1.00/R-3.738
main gear ratio 5.125 (41 and 8 teeth)
transfer case ratio low - 2.78 / high 1.15
clutch single-disk, dry
Wheels number 4 + 1
tire size 6,50-16
tire pressure, kg/cm2 2.0 front / 2.5 (2.25) rear
Suspension front on two longitudinal semi-elliptic springs; hydraulic double-acting shock absorbers
rear on two longitudinal semi-elliptic springs; hydraulic double-acting shock absorbers
Steering gear cone worm and 2-ridge roller
gear ratio 18.2
Brakes braking distance, m -
service (foot) drum brakes to all wheels, w/ hydraulic drive
parking (hand) drum brake to transmission, w/ mechanical drive
Filling capacities, liters fuel tank 48 main + 27 aux. (60) (A-72 gasoline)
engine cooling system 12.0 (water or antifreeze)
engine lubrication system 5.5 (automobile oil: AK-10 in summer, AS-5 in winter)
gearbox housing  0.9 (transmission oil)
axle housing front 0.75 / rear 0.75 (transmission oil)
transfer box housing 1.1 ( transmission oil)
shock absorbers -
hydraulic brake drive -
shock absorbers each front 0.15; each rear 0.15 (mix 50% transformer oil and 50% turbine oil.)
Carburetor K-22D
Electric equipment 12 volts
Accumulator battery 6ST54
Generator [alternator] G20; 18 amps; 225 watts
Relay-regulator RR24-G
Starter motor ST20; 1.7 hp
Timer-distributor R23
Spark plugs M12U
Engine engine type GAZ-69, carb., 4 cyl., 4-stroke, inline, sv
cylinder work order 1-2-4-3
maximum horsepower, hp 55 @ 3,600 rpm
maximum torque, Nm 12.5 @ 2,000-2,200 rpm
displacement, liters 2.12
compression ratio 6.2:1
bore/stroke, mm 82.0 / 100.0
Years of production 1953-1972 (1956-1973)
Total units made 634,256
Wheel arrangement 4 X 4
Pictures 36 KB (color, front view [111])

28 KB (color, side view [111])

22 KB (color, front view, w/ open hood [111])

45 KB (color, side view [157])

42 KB (color, interior view [157])

30 KB (color, side view, drawing [106])

10 KB (b/w, side view, 4 door/commander model [7])

9 KB (color, rear view [7])

26 KB (color, front view [7])

21 KB (color, side view, 2 door with no top [7])

22 KB (b/w, side view, 4 door with tent [7])

22 KB (color, side view, 4 door with tent [7])

45 KB (b/w, side view /w technical info [1])

15 KB (b/w, side view, drawing [103])

21 KB (b/w, front view, water barrier [field testing] [19/26])

27 KB (b/w, side view, steep slope [field testing] [19/26])

30 KB (b/w, front view, thick shrubs [field testing] [19/26])

11 KB (b/w, front view [108])

21 KB (color, side view, w/ communication crew [108])

55 KB (b/w, Army parade on Red Square, GAZ-69A [19/27])

28 KB (color, side view, drawing, GAZ-69A [106])

22 KB (b/w, side view, GAZ-69A [114])

21 KB (color, front view, Polish army jeep, GAZ-69M [1961] [37/39])

16 KB (color, side view, Polish army jeep, GAZ-69M [1961] [37/39])

19 KB (color, front view [41])

* values in (parentheses) indicate parameters of GAZ-69A that are different from those of GAZ-69. 

** See the list of modifications below for more information on possible seating/cargo arrangements.

GAZ-69 replaced GAZ-67B in 1953 and was being assembled until 1972, practically without changes. First year cars were produced in Gorky (so called from 1930 to 1992, right now renamed into its Russian name [as opposed to Soviet] - Nizhniy Novgorod). Then, at the end of 1954 production of GAZ-69 was transferred to Ulianovsk, and from then on GAZ-69 became known as UAZ-69. Production of GAZ-69 in Gorky ceased in 1956 (3 years after it was begun). Even though GAZ-69 technically became known as UAZ-69, the new title was not widely used by people nor in official papers, that's why this car is generally considered to be a GAZ. The engine of the car was taken from the well known GAZ-M-20 "Pobeda". There are no side view mirror on this car, and the only small mirror secured at the center of the windshield was not very practical because of the tarpaulin tent covering that had only a small window in the back. In 1970, however, 2 windows appeared on each side of the tarpaulin tent.

Below are modifications of GAZ-69:

Modification Characteristics Photo or link
GAZ-19 rear wheel drive post delivery vehicle (experimental) -
GAZ-46 amphibious vehicle based on GAZ-69 GAZ-46 "MAV"
GAZ-69 2 door, 2 + 6 passengers or 2 passengers + 500 kg cargo (base model) see above
GAZ-69A 4 door, 5 passenger commander jeep see above
GAZ-69AM export version of GAZ-69 with GAZ-21(?) engine -
GAZ-69AE screened equipment modification -
GAZ-69B  field repair technical assistance car -
GAZ-69M export version of GAZ-69 with GAZ-21(?) engine -
GAZ-69E screened equipment modification -
GAZ-69(?) for transportation of arrested persons (9 KB [7])


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