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. |
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.