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MAZ-7917

MAZ-7917

MAZ-7917

MAZ-7917

MAZ-7917

MAZ-7917 in parad 2008

MAZ-7917 in parad 2008

This truck is based on MAZ-547A. Compared to MAZ-547A it has one more pair of wheels and its lenght is increased 1 meter and crew cabin is made similar to MAZ-7916.

Design started in 1966. At first the project was still named as MAZ-547 but the latest improved model was eventually named MAZ-7917. Serial production started in 1972.

Extra axle was added to support the necesary weight and in the beginning the extra wheels didnt drive (14×12 wheels) but in later edition they made all wheels drive.

It was developed primary for the use as a Topol ICBM RT-2PM (15Z42) launcher. After these trucks were no longer in use by army some were fitted special equipment like cranes.

It has similar specs as MAZ-547.

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