GAZ 16A 1962

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GAZ 16A 1962 by Autocult

As Visions became true  

It was never a secret that the Soviets researched and developed a lot amidst the greatest secrecy in favour for a strategic advantage in military matters. In the course of years many prototypes, partly quite weird and most probably classified as top secret back-then, became public, which offer interesting insights of yesteryear.   Undoubtedly one of the weirdest prototypes was the GAZ 16A. Written out the abbreviation stood for ‘Gorkowsky Awtomobilny Sawod’ which loosely translated means ‘Automobile Plant Gorki’. Founded already in 1932 the company served to manufacture trucks, passenger cars and special vehicles like amphibian vehicles. As with beginning of the 1950s the East-West-conflict intensified GAZ got development jobs. In the beginning of the 1960s another vehicle class was added – air cushion vehicles or better known as hovercrafts. The engineers of GAZ had knowledge of the conceptual difficulties of hovercrafts but still managed to design a harmonic car body for the new vehicle concept. Two propellers, one at the front and one at the rear of the vehicle, lifted the vehicle up from the ground and two big propulsion propellers generated enough wind to move the hovercraft horizontally.   The development and conception of air cushion vehicles challenged engineers all over the world, but in the end the economic success and the general success of this concept remained at a low level and was/ is used in only a few areas.

Description: GAZ 16A 1962
Catalogue#: ATC06039
Product Type: Resincast
Scale: 1:43
Event: Concept Cars, Road
Colour: -
Drivers: -
Sponsors: -
Dates: 1962
Race/Position: -
Release Date: July 2020
Weight: 850 grams
Comments: Limited edition of 333 pieces.

About Autocult

A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.

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