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  • GAZ (1953–1955)
  • UAZ (1954–1972)
  • ARO (1957–1975)
Also called
Production 1953-1972 (in Romania - until 1975)
Assembly Gorky, Ulyanovsk (both USSR) and in Câmpulung-Muscel, Romania
Body and chassis
Class Light truck
Body style 2 door cargo, 4 door field car
Layout F4 layout
Engine 2.1L GAZ-69 I4
Transmission 3-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,300 mm (91 in)
Length 3,850 mm (152 in)
Width 1,750 mm (69 in)
Height 1,950 mm (77 in)
Curb weight 1,535 kg (3,384 lb)
Successor UAZ-469

GAZ-69 is a four wheel drive light truck, produced by GAZ (ГАЗ, or Gorkovsky Avtomobilnyi Zavod, Gorky Automobile Factory) between 1953 and 1955. It replaced the GAZ-67. From 1954 until 1972 it was produced by UAZ, as the UAZ-69, though they were commonly known as GAZ-69s as well. (GAZ production stopped in 1956). In Russia, they were nicknamed Kozel (male goat).[1]


The GAZ 69 was also available with a more powerful engine, with 2400 cc (derived from the basic 2100 cc), delivering 65 horsepower, with the same three-speed gearbox. This way, it was able to reach 100 km/h (62 mph). These versions were named GAZ 69M, or GAZ 69AM for the four-door version.[2]

It featured two fuel tanks, one of 47 litres (12 US gal; 10 imp gal) under the floor, one of 28 litres (7 US gal; 6 imp gal) beneath the passenger's seat.[1] All civilian models also had to meet Red Army requirements, in case of wartime requisitioning. (This is also why a hardtop version was not available until 1993.)[3]


It was first designed by Grigoriy Vasserman beginning in 1953, it was powered by the same Dodge derived 55 hp (41 kW; 56 PS) 2.1 L (130 cu in) inline four and three-speed transmission as the GAZ M21 Pobeda. This enabled the GAZ 69 to reach 56 mph (90 km/h).[3] It did not enter mass production until December 1964, due to protracted trials.[3]

The GAZ-69 was also produced under licence by ARO in Romania, first as IMS-57, then as Muscel M59, later modernized as the Muscel M461. Many GAZ-69 trucks were used in Poland during the Cold War.[2]

The basic variant GAZ-69 has a pair of doors only and most often appears with standard canvas top and upper sides. The further variant GAZ-69A (UAZ-69A) has two pair of doors. From the UAZ-69 there were developed a rear-wheel drive only van, the GAZ 19, which never passed the prototype stage. The off-road van and light truck UAZ-450 and newer UAZ-469 also traced their origins to the GAZ 69.[2]

Over 600,000 GAZ 69s were built by the end of production in the USSR in 1972 (Romanian production lasted until 1975).[1]

Military use[edit]

The GAZ-69 was the basic light off-road vehicle of the Soviet Army, replacing GAZ-67s and Willys Jeeps. The GAZ-69 was itself replaced with the UAZ-469.[2]

It was also used as the basis for the 2P26 tank destroyer, as well as for the GAZ 46 MAV, a light 4x4 amphibious vehicle, whose design was largely copied from the World War II Ford GPA 'Seep'.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Andy. Cars of the Soviet Union (Haynes Publishing, Somerset, UK, 2008), p. 70.
  2. ^ a b c d e Ware, p. 177.
  3. ^ a b c Thompson, p. 176.

Ware, Pat (2010). The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles. Lorenz Books. p. 177. ISBN 0-7548-2052-1. 

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