The UAZ-469 is an all-terrain vehicle manufactured by UAZ. Mongolia (mɒŋˈɡoʊliə, literally Mongol country/nation,) is a Landlocked Country in East UAZ (УАЗ, Ulyanovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (Ульяновский Автомобильный Завод is an Automobile manufacturer based in Ulyanovsk It was used by the Red Army and other Warsaw Pact forces, as well as paramilitary units in Eastern Bloc countries. The Red Army ( Russian: Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия R aboche- K rest'yanskaya K rasnaya A rmiya The Warsaw Pact (see Nomenclature) was an organization of Communist states in Central and Eastern Europe. During the Cold War, the term Communist Bloc (or Soviet Bloc) was used to refer to the Soviet Union and countries it either controlled or that were In the Soviet Union, it also saw widespread service in all state organizations that needed a robust off-road vehicle. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 An off-road vehicle is considered to be any type of Vehicle which is capable of driving on and off paved or Gravel surface
The UAZ-469 was introduced in 1973, replacing the earlier GAZ-69. GAZ-69 was a Four wheel drive light truck of jeep class produced by GAZ (ГАЗ or Gorkovskij Awtomobilnyj Zavod) between 1953 and The UAZ-469 presented two great advantages: It was able to drive in virtually any terrain and it was very easy to fix. The UAZ-469 reached legendary status for its reliability and off-road ability. The vehicle was not available for purchase by the public, but many were sold as surplus to private owners.
Modifications include a basic UAZ-469B with ground clearance of 220 millimeters, and a specialized military UAZ-469, with ground clearance increased to 300 millimeters. The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign Ride height ( ground clearance or simply clearance is the amount of space between the base of an automobile Tire and the underside of the Chassis; or more Since the 1985, due to new industry designation standards, they were renamed: UAZ-469 became the UAZ-3151, while the UAZ-469B became the UAZ-31512. Manufacture of UAZ-31512 for the Russian Army continues, while the manufacture for civilian market is discontinued due to new emission standards. Emission standards are requirements that set specific limits to the amount of Pollutants that can be released into the environment However, the currently manufactured UAZ Hunter is nothing but an updated version of old UAZ-469B.
The UAZ-469 (and its modifications) has earned a reputation as a very reliable and capable 4x4. It has gained huge popularity among off-road enthusiasts within Russia, former Soviet republics as well as Europe, Asia, South America and Africa, and is preferred by many over other legendary 4x4’s such as Land Rover, Jeep and Toyota.
One of the main reasons the 469 has enjoyed such popularity is its deliberately simple design, which allows for easy maintenance and repairs. Its simplicity is a deliberate design feature for 2 main reasons: the requirements of the Soviet Armed Forces, as well as the little known fact that most people in the Soviet Union / Russia prefer to fix their cars themselves as opposed to taking them to an authorized mechanic.
Furthermore: the UAZ's simplicity, easy maintenance and extremely inexpensive spare parts allow the car to last much longer than more expensive and complicated western 4x4s. Even the most complicated and costly repairs can be done by the owners themselves, and rarely cost more than a few hundred dollars.
Reliability Issues: although the UAZ has proven to be a reliable 4x4, there have been a few problems with the car’s reliability that have slightly hurt its reputation.
The transmission of the original 469 has been known to have problems when not maintained properly (as the owners manual dictates). Another major problem within Russia has been the production of counterfeit parts made out of cheap metals. Furthermore, the 90’s (after the fall of the Soviet Union) saw a significant decline of quality in the assembly of UAZ vehicles as the company struggled to survive and could not afford to pay the salaries of its employees.
Other problems have been encountered with the modernization of the vehicle, as many of the new electrical and cosmetic parts have been of poor quality. To combat these problems, and return the reliability and dependability of UAZ vehicles to their former standards the UAZ Company has recently introduced a new Quality Control system which has reduced the number of UAZ vehicles with defects arriving in showrooms around the world.
The 469 (and its modifications) has gained a large cult like following of people who swear by the car’s off-road ability and reliability, and simply refuse to drive any other type of 4x4. These people are called “UAZovody” (УАЗоводы – in Russian, UAZers in English). Most of these people are excellent off-road drivers, and have extensive knowledge and experience fixing, modifying and driving UAZ vehicles.
It’s been said that when a person first drives the UAZ they will either love it for its capabilities and toughness or hate it for its lack of comfort and poor on road performance. Another popular saying among UAZ drivers is: you treat an UAZ the way it treats you, rough and with complete disregard for its well-being…this belief is reflected in the driving style of many UAZ drivers, who often drive with reckless abandonment and disregard for their vehicles and praise it for its ability to put up with such treatment.
2450 cc gasoline, in-line 4-cylinder, watercooled, 75 hp (56 kW) at 4000 rpm, 166. 7 N·m (123 ft·lbf) at 2200 rpm;
Fuel: 76-octane gasoline, tank capacity is 78 liters;
4-speed manual gearbox, 2-speed transfer shift, 4-wheel drive;
Live axle with leaf springs, drum brakes;
Live axle with leaf springs, drum brakes;
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