At a guess I’d say Russian or eastern european, but nothing more than that. Do you have a better photo we can look at?
Paul - 09/23/11 - 10:17
I would say it is a Russian ZIL-4906.
A recovery vehicle used to recover Russian Sojoez capsules and cosmonauts.
Griggs - 09/23/11 - 13:39
Well done that man!
Paul - 09/23/11 - 16:46
While growing up in Miami, one of the municipal FD’s had a similar vehicle for specialized rescues. It either belonged to Coral Gables FD or the City of Miami FD
Wiman - 09/23/11 - 19:25
dayum… cant even spell my own name..
Swiman - 09/23/11 - 19:26
Nice to meet a new reader, Wiman! The city of Milwaukee also had one of those converted 4×4 amphibious units. Found via Googe:
Here’s a model of one of those Zil units, and that’s how I came across the mystery vehicle. Saw the picture of the model on a hobby site, then started looking for shots of the real thing:
Legeros - 09/23/11 - 19:40
Mike, is Googe a new search engine?
Marcus - 09/24/11 - 10:34
Yeah, it’s for people whose keyboards are missing the “l” key!
Legeros - 09/24/11 - 10:35
I believe that these are renditions of the WWII DUKW amphibious vehicle – they had one in the town that I grew up in.
It was a great parade vehicle, and it could in fact go amphib – in the Niagara River!
CH100 - 09/30/11 - 18:26