Wednesday, April 18, 2007

UAZ That?!

The UAZ 452 was introduced in 1966. Its looks are cute to Westerners, but not necessarily to those who lived during the Soviet era, as it was often used by the police. When it's running, it's nimble and will cover any terrain with ease. It broke down often, but was simple to repair. The starter, which was especially prone to break down, has a hand crank.

One can still find the 452 throughout the roadless wilds of Siberia, the Russian Far East, and Mongolia. To see them in action, they acted as great support vehicles in Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's Long Way Round.


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