Not many, looking at this car KZ-1, recognize him as the GAZ-66. Although the basis of this specialized vehicle 1964 put it “shishiga.” An unusual body made of fiberglass sandwich panels filled with foam.
This design, according to developers of the 21st research Institute in Bronnitsy could protect the crew from the thermal radiation of a nuclear explosion. A rounded body was able to withstand the shock wave.
The picture KZ-1 was first published on his page on blogger Stranger_NN. The present whereabouts of the miracle of the car for a nuclear war is unknown. Most likely it was destroyed during a routine testing of nuclear weapons.
The heir of the KZ-1 is the staff car of the CPT-66, built in the same 21-m of the Institute, but some years later – in 1973. This machine also had a body made of composite materials, only to have the more familiar rectangular shape. The design used lead sheets, which were supposed to contain radioactivity during a nuclear explosion.
Based on the CPT-66 lay reinforced chassis “sixty-sixth” – GAZ-66-32. Heart it was V-shaped petrol “eight” in 140 HP, borrowed from the BRDM-2. In the production of APP-66, as well as its powerful chassis, running was not.