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GAZ-69 wis a fower wheel drive licht truck, produced bi GAZ (ГАЗ, or Gorkovskij Awtomobilnyj Zavod) atween 1953 an 1955. Frae 1954 till 1972 it wis produced bi UAZ, as UAZ-69, though they wur commonly kent as GAZ-69s as well.

Basic variant GAZ-69 haes a pair o doors ae an maist aften appears wi standard canvas top an upper sides. Further variant GAZ-69A (UAZ-69A) haes twa pair o doors. It wis an aa produced unner licence bi ARO in Romanie, as Muscel M-59, later modernized as the Muscel M-461. Frae the UAZ-69 there wure developed aff-road van an licht truck UAZ-450 an newer jeep UAZ-469.

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A GAZ-69 in Albanie (since retired frae service)

The GAZ-69 wis the basic licht aff-road vehicle o the Soviet Airmy, replacin GAZ-67s an Willys Jeeps. The GAZ-69 wis itself replaced wi the UAZ-469.

It wis an aa uised as the basis for the 2P26 tank destroyer - see AT-1 Snapper - as well as for the GAZ 46 MAV, a licht 4x4 amphibious vehicle, whose design wis lairgely copied frae the Warld War II Ford GPA 'Seep'.

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