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Gama Goat GAMA-GOAT

A 6x6 Amphibious vehicle with in this case a radio container.

The M561 1.25 ton High Mobility Cargo Truck was built during the late 1960's and into the 1970's by the Consolidated Diesel Electric Company otherwise known as CONDEC.

It was nicknamed the Gama Goat, "Gama" from the name of the inventor of it's powered articulated joint Roger Gamaunt and "Goat" from it's mountain goat like off-road abilities.
Gary Sloat buggy

Gary Sloat buggy

underway
Gary Sloat Buggie (Aquabug) (2012)

This scratch built amphibious buggy was built from parts collected over several years.
The buggy is licensed as a car and a boat.

It has a custom steel frame and is running stock VW components with modifications to the suspension.
The wheels can retract about 150 mm into the primary hull to improve the hydrodynamics
and the craft draws about 200 mm.
The buggy body itself serves as a secondary hull.

Engine: 1600 VW air-cooled motor  50 hp.
Gearbox: VW 4 gears, neutral & reverse.
There is a winch in the bow.

The connection with the Mercruiser out-drive is constant.
The out-drive has his own hydraulically shifted gearbox with forward, reverse and neutral.

Gary has wrote me:

I did take my Aquabug for a shakedown cruise last fall (2013). I discovered several points that needed some attention. My steering linkage needs a couple of turn-buckles to tighten the cables and adjust centre for the out-drive. It would only turn left during the trial. :)

The Out-drive itself pops out of gear occasionally and my belief that I could leave it in neutral and connected to the engine turned out to be an error. When the out-drive is in the up position for land travel the angle of the universal joint is too severe and would likely have blown apart had I not figured it out first. I'm working on a clutching system not unlike the dog clutch you had in Nemesis

Gato Montes

Gato Montes

Gato Montes

Gato Montes
Gato Montes (1970)

It was made in Barcelona Spain.

Engine: air cooled petrol Citroen 2 CV 902 cc
Gearbox: 4 forward 1 reverse also Citroen 2 CV
Brakes: hydraulic disk on both sides of the gearbox
3 wheels driven by a chain on each side


Length: 2060 width: 1350 mm height: 960 mm
Wheel base 1170 mm
Weight: X kg Load: 250 kg pull: 450 kg
Speed land: 60 km/h water: 6 km/h
Steering: 2 levers they brake one side


Optional:
Hard top.
Trailer to move the Gato behind a car.


The Gato Montes selling price in Spain in 1971 was 110000 Ptas.
Now \B1 660 Euros.
GAZ - 011 (1951)

GAZ - 011 (1951)

GAZ - 011 (1961)

GAZ - 011 (1951)

After the official tests in 1953, the vehicle was put on the assembly line in Gorkovsky auto-mobile factory and made from parts of the GAZ 67B as the GAZ-011.

To confuse things it was also called NAMI-011 or light floating vehicle.
And the testing can be also in 1949!

Engine:4 cylinder 3285 cc 54 hp
Speed land: 60 km/h
Fuel consumption: 15 L / 100 km
Crew: 4

In 1953 the new GAZ-69 replaced the GAZ-67B. There where no more GAZ-67 parts and the production of the GAZ-011 was stopped after only 68 vehicles

The new amphibious GAZ-46 was designed from GAZ-69 parts and production was started in 1953.

The GAZ-011 was still in military use in 1961.

http://www.automotomuseum.vl.ru has a GAZ-011 on display.
GAZ 3302

GAZ 3302 special axel suspention
GAZ - 3302 Gazelle Gazel Gazele (2008)

A GAZ 3302 with a difference.

It is not the amphibious addition.
It is not the big wheels

No just look at the suspension. ;-)

To be specific the lack off.

The photos are stolen from:
www.englishrussia.com/?p=1766
GAZ 3344
GAZ-3344 (2011)

Engine: Cummins ISB4.5E3 185 turbo-diesel 185 hp
Gearbox: automatic Allison gearbox
Speed land: 60 water: 6 km/h
Length front unit: 4000 width: 2000 height: 2460 mm
Weight 8000 kg, load front: 5 persons or 500 kg + driver
Load trailer: 2000 kg - in the passenger version 15 persons or 6 sleeping
Fuel: 400 litre
GAZ-3344

GAZ-3344
GAZ-3344 with a different look

Maybe an older model
Who can tell me??

Engine: JAMZ 5402 / Cummins ISB4.5E3
Gearbox: Daimler W5A 580 (automatic)
Speed land: 60 water: 6 km/h
Length: 9800 width: 2020
Weight 8000 kg, load front: 5 persons or 500 kg + driver
Load trailer: 2500 kg - in the passenger version 15 persons or 6 sleeping
Fuel: 400 litre
Range: 800 km
GAZ - 3409 BOBR (1999)

GAZ - 3409 BOBR (1999)

GAZ - 3409 BOBR (1999)
GAZ - 3409 BOBR (Beaver)(1999)

Engine: GAZ-560 Turbo diesel 110 hp
OR
Engine: Cummins ISB4.5E3 185 hp turbo-diesel
Gearbox: automatic Allison gearbox ??
Speed land: 65 water: 4-6 km/h
Length: 4000 width: 2000 height: 2460 mm
Weight 3400 kg, load 5 persons or 500 kg. + driver
Range: 600 km


GAZ 3409   BEAVER is cab version
GAZ 34091 BEAVER is the pick-up version
GAZ 34036

GAZ 34036

GAZ 34036

GAZ 34036
GAZ - 34036 ASM Caterpillar Amphibious Vehicle (1970)

It is designed for transportation of personnel and cargo in military, engineering, repair, search and rescue missions in remote areas with harsh terrain and rigorous climate. A wide variety of military and civil equipment for combat support, medical assistance, fire-fighting, oil/gas pipelines and power transmission lines maintenance and repair operations can be installed.

Engine diesel type MMZ D-247 power 92.5 hp
12 units used in Czechoslovak Army had a gasoline V 8 123 hp from the GAZ-66 truck.
Gearbox: 4 + 1 manual
Length: 5390 width: 2570 height: 2130 mm
Track: 2180 mm
Ground clearance: 400 mm
Weight: 5750 load: 1000 Towed: 2000 kg
Speed land: 57 water: 5 km/h
Crew: 2 + 10

Fuel: 4 fuel tanks 800 ? litre
Average ground pressure 2 0.19 kg/cm
Range: 400 .. 900 km

The GAZ 34036 started in 1955 as the GT-S also known as the GAZ-47 74 hp
Then transformed in to the GT-SM with a bigger engine 85 hp
GT-SM was also known as the GAZ-71
GAZ 34038 GAZ - 34038 ASM Caterpillar Rescue Vehicle

It is designed to full fill the whole spectra of rescue and disaster relief operations in response to natural/industrial calamities, i.e. providing first medical aid to victims, transporting them to the hospitals, carrying out search and rescue operations, informing the population and emergency agencies on the damage scale and dangers. The vehicle has the self-contained heater, starting pre-heater, filter-ventilation system, air-conditioning system, radio set and intercom, search and flash lights, medical kit, rescue set.

The vehicle can operate in remote areas with -50oC ... +40oC temperature range, dusty air of 2 gr/m3, relative humidity of 98%, and 4650 meter above sea level.

Engine: 92.5 hp
Speed land: 60 water: 5 ... 6 km/h
Weight: 5900 payload: 800 Towed load: 2000 kg
Cabin personnel capacity 2
Medical compartment capacity on stretchers/seats 2/4
Length: 5590 width: 2596 height: 2670 mm
Track 2,180 mm
Ground clearance: 400 mm
Range: 600 km
GAZ 34039
GAZ-34039

new body on a GAZ 34036
GAZ 34039K

GAZ 34039K

GAZ 34039K

GAZ 34039K

GAZ 34039K with mother
GAZ-34039K IRBIS (2010)

Production started in 2011??

It is basically a GAZ 34036 on steroids
new engine, gearboxes cabin and all

Engine: GAZ-560 Turbo diesel 122,4 hp
Speed land: 60 water: 6 km/h
Length: 6070 width: 2570 height: 2750 mm
Weight 6050 kg, load 6 to 10 persons or 1000 kg.
Range: 1000 km

Major differences:
The engine is placed inside the cabin
Lambo doors ( no shit )
Car like interior

On the bottom photo the GAZ 34039 with his mother the GAZ 34036
GAZ UAZ 3907 jaguar

GAZ UAZ 3907 jaguar
GAZ - 3907 Jaguar (1983)

Modification of the UAZ 469
Prototypes only

Needs a contraption on the cooling system to be amphibious.

Speed land: 100 km/h water: 10 km/h

This amphibious vehicle participated in the contest of ministry of defence on the army amphibious vehicles in 1985 on a par with NAMI-0281 and VAZ-2122 Reka.
The order was won by GAZ-3937 Vodnik.
GAZ 3937 GAZ - 3937 Vodnik (1985)
Special page

Vodnik means WATERMAN
This 4x4 has independent torsion suspension that gives a road clearance of 475 mm under the flat bottom.
Engine: 170 hp diesel
Speed land: 120 km/h water: 5 km/h
In body there can be 10 seats or room to carry up to 2500 kg cargo.

There is also a version with a HINO engine.
That is the GAZ-3937 Dragun - it is a sport modification of the Vodnik auto mobile for trials and rallies.

This vehicle was developed from the NAMI-0281

Pictures of the Waterman are \A9 Sergei Frolov and used with permission.
GAZ 46

GAZ 46
Photo co Rene

GAZ 46
Photo co Rene

GAZ 46
GAZ - 46 (1953)

GAZ 46 Amphibious Vehicle 65 HP, max Weight 2,7 tons.
former Soviet union Army Constructed in (exact unknown)

This is a Russian build GPA.
The US GPA was a disappointment in the sea waves so > 3000 where sold under the Land-Lease program to Russia.
The USSR build 68 GPA clones under the name NAMI-011 (GAZ 011).

The difference with the original GPA and the NAMI/GAZ-11 is
The GAZ-46 is bigger for better buoyancy, has a rounder windscreen, a rounder bow,
and a spool for the capstan cable. (different spool on early/some versions of the GAZ-46)
The exhaust is on a different place.

Engine: M20 4 cylinder petrol 55 hp
Gearbox: 3 + 1 manual
Transfer-box: 2-speed
Length: 5000 width: 1735 height: 1800 mm
Weight: 2000 kg
Wheelbase: 2300 mm
Track: 1440 mm
Ground clearance: 240 mm
Crew: 5

GAZ 46
Bow
GAZ 46
Spool
GAZ 46
Exhaust


GAZ 59037 A GAZ - 59037A - The Bus (2000)

Special page

The Bus is one of many variations of the GAZ 59032.
GAZ 5903b - "VETLUGA" fire-extinguishing system.
GAZ 59037 Multi-purpose Amphibious Vehicle.
GAZ 59038 Amphibious Lift Crane Vehicle.
GAZ 59032 Multi-purpose Base-Line Vehicle.
on the special page you can find there photo's.

Engine KAMAZ-7403
Speed land: 80 water: 9 km/h
Weight 13.000 payload 5.000 kg
Length: 7600 width 2900 height: 2900 mm
Track: 2410 mm
Range: 470 km

AZ 61

AZ 61
GAZ - 62P (1956)

The GAZ-62 (1952) was a normal 4x4 but in 1956 3 prototype 8x8 where developed
using GAZ-62 parts,  the GAZ-62B and the GAZ-62P

Only one GAZ-62B was build and 2 amphibious versions the GAZ-62P!!!

Engine: 6 cylinder GAZ-12 (94.5 hp)
Gearbox: torque divider plus ???
Transfer-box: 2 speed
Limited slip differentials in the main gears
Length: 5000 ? width: 2200 ? height 2250 mm ?
Wheel base: 2700 mm ? front 2: 1200 mm ? rear 2: 1300 mm ?
Weight: 3000 kg ? load: 1000 kg ?
Speed land: 80 km/h water: ?
Water-propulsion: propeller
Steering: 4 front wheels
Tires: 10,00-16 - pressure adjustable when driving
Fuel tank: 105 litre
Brakes: air tight sealed

It had an aluminium hull

They where designed and build in factories Sormovo ? 21 and ? 112

One of the GAZ-62P was shown on a ?Mosfilm?.
It acted as a shooting German amphibian (on it painted the well known crosses)
(I do not know the Mosfilm title) (do you know???? plz tell me)

The GAZ-62B was located in the museum NII-21 in Bronnitsakh,
but with the liquidation of the museum (1967) it was together with other vehicles cut to scrap.

Both GAZ-62P vehicles are lost in time.

Much info came from Maclou from France

GAZ 9644 see the BAV 6944 vehicles.
GAZ BAD-2 (1931)

BAZ amphibious armoured-car (1932)
GAZ BAD-2 (1932)

Soviet amphibious Armoured car BAD-2 was built by Izhora factory (Leningrad).
The abbreviation "BAD" translates from Russian to ?Armoured Motor Water Car?.

BAD-2 was based on ?Ford-Timken? 6x4 chassis and was one of the first universal armoured cars in the world. It was a BA-10 with a boat shape, it could swim with the help of 2 propellers.

Removable steel caterpillars for the 2nd and 3rd axles for off-road use and steel wheels for railway use were an option. The BAD-2 had a radio transmitter, and a bilge pump.

In 1933 a BAD-2 swam across the 1200 meter wide Neva river during the Leningrad military parade and impressed the members of the parade.

Engine: 40 hp
Length: 5850 width: 2050 height: 2150 mm
Weight 4600 kg
Speed land: 70 railway: 90 water: 6 km/h
Range 120 km
It was a 4x6, the 2 rear axles ware driven
Crew: 4 men
Water propulsion: 2 bronze propellers
GAZ PB-4 (1933)

GAZ PB-4 (1933)

GAZ PB-4 (1933)
GAZ PB-4 (1933)

A more reliable Soviet amphibious armoured car PB-4
PB-4 means ?Plavajushi Broneavtomobil? (floating armoured car).

It was again based on the ?Ford-Timken? 6x4 chassis.
Removable steel caterpillars for off-road use on the 2nd and 3rd axles were an option.

PB-4 was successful, but it's engine power and cross-country ability (marshland) was insufficient. It stayed afloat because it had two side pontoons, filed with cork.
Engine cooling in the water was by a heat exchanger under the water line.

Engine: 40 hp
Length: 5310 width:1980 height: 2250 mm
Ground clearance: 254 mm
Weight: 5280 kg
Speed land 50 water: 4 km/h
Range: 140-200 km
Crew: 4
Water propulsion: propeller
It was a 4x6, the 2 rear axles ware driven

Between 1933 and 1934 a small series was produced.
GAZ PB-7 (1936)

GAZ PB-7 (1936)
GAZ PB-7 (1936)

The lightweight and more manoeuvrable PB-7 modification was built as small series.

It was based on the GAZ-AAA chassis and had a hull without the side pontoons.

Engine: 50 hp
Length: 5310 width:1980 height: 2250 mm
Ground clearance: 254 mm
Weight: 5280 kg
Speed land 60 water: 5 km/h
Range: 140-200 km
Crew: 3
Water propulsion: propeller
It was a 4x6, the 2 rear axles ware driven

The Soviet army had at that time many amphibious light tanks T-37A and T-38.
There for bulky amphibious armoured cars with insufficient cross-country ability had limited use and where not numerous produced.
Gecko

Gecko

Gecko

Gecko
Gecko (2006 ?)

It is build from ARGO Centaur 8x8 parts RC60 roller chains drive 8 mm x 40 mm diameter axles. Geckos have a hydrostatic skid steer system with a steering wheel. Braking with a foot pedal -> hydraulic disc brakes.

Length: 3112 Width: 1647 Height: 1443 mm
Ground clearance: 200 mm i Approach: 57 Departure: 43
Engine: a Daihatsu DM950T, 3 cylinder turbo 950 cc diesel
Transmission: CVT with integrated dual differentials.

The structure made from powder-coated, tubular steel, a welded chassis frame, a vacuum formed lower hull and a hull skid plate made of high density polyethylene.

Performance (FULLY LADEN WITH TRAILER)
Speed: 18 km/h (low range), 45 km/h high range
Gradient without trailer: 60%
Gradient with trailer (full load): 40%
Carrying capacity of vehicle: 900 kg trailer: 650 kg

Fully amphibious basic vehicle with 230 kg, can be improved using air-bags.

Military Intelligence tells me:
    It is amphibious if it does not sink in still water. :-)

Fuel capacity and range: 50-litres, 250 km
Air drop weight: 1225 kg complete
Petit Voiture du Bled

Petit Voiture du Bled
Georges Irat Voiture du Bled (1953)

Full name is (Petit Voiture du Bled) that means literally (Small car of Corn)

But in France ¨the Corn¨ in this case refers to off-road so ¨off-road vehicle designed by Petit¨ is a better name.
Build by Georges Irat and designed by Emile Petit
When the first version of the Voiture du Bled (1950) was not successful
An amphibious version with all-wheel-drive and locking-differentials and a water-jet was developed.

Engine: Panhard 2 cylinder 850 cc boxer 38 pk
Gearbox:
Transfer-box:

Length: 3330 width: 1360 Height: xx mm

Weight 730 kg
Speed land: 105 km/h water 10 km/h

It is not that this was the first water-jet on an amphibious vehicle that was La Licorne.
But it is likely the first water-jet on an amphibious vehicle designed for civilian use.
Giat AMX Giat AMX-10RC (France)

A large 6 wheeled armoured car with a big tank gun.
The AMX 10 RC has hydro pneumatic suspension, with a high and variable ground clearance.
notable because:
a) it must be one of the most heavily armed amphibians around
b) it has tank-style skid steering,
and could, there fore, be regarded at the ultimate "6x6 ATV" ;-)

The info was send in by Harold Smith.

Gibbs Technologies Aquada Gibbs Technologies (Aquada) (2003)

First known as the NOVA I in 2001

It has retractable wheels and a water jet propulsion system. This car performs as a speedboat. But the hull shape makes that only possible on relative flat water.

The time of development was 7 year
About 60 where build.
Not for sale!!! for now

Engine: 175 hp, 24 valve, V6
Gearbox: 5 Speed Automatic and Reverse
Weight: 1466 load: 284 kg
Speed land: 160 water: 56 km/h

Fuel: 67 Litres
Tyres: Front 215/65R16; Rear 225/60R16
Jet: Proprietary Gibbs Unit
Buoyancy: Not-Sinkable if Swamped
Seating: 3 Across - Centre Steer

www.gibbstech.com

In 2008 an attempt was made to set up a production factory in Detroit USA.

Conflicting water and land regulations prevent production, for example:
A petrol car must have a catalytic converter that works best at plus 1000 C
An exhaust muffler on a boat can not have a temperature above 200 C

So if production ever will start is unknown.
Biski

Biski
Biski (2015)

At the start of 2016 only a prototype.

Engine: 2-cylinder petrol 55 hp
Land speed: 130 km/h water: 65 km/h
Fuel tank 20 L
Weight: 228 kg max weight: 348 kg
Length 2350 mm width ex mirrors: 950 mm

Propulsion Type (marine) Gibbs custom Dual-jet technology

Suspension Retraction: GIBBS proprietary HSA Technology
Brakes: Hydraulic Disc Brakes Front and Rear
Lights: Road and Marine Navigation Lighting

www.gibbstech.com

Gibbs Technologies Humdinga Gibbs Technologies Humdinga (2004)

It is a 4x4 concept Amphibian
It is not intended that the Gibbs Humdinga will be manufactured in its current form.

On land the Gibbs Humdinga can accelerate from 0-60 in 9.2 seconds and on water can reach the 'plane' in less than 10 seconds.
All wheels have independent air suspension and it runs on regular unleaded petrol.
Length: 5400 width: 2000 height: 1850 mm
Weight: 2000 kg

www.gibbstech.com

Gibbs Humdinga II

Gibbs Humdinga II

Gibbs Humdinga II
Gibbs Technologies Humdinga-II (2012)

The Humdinga II is an evolution on the original Humdinga concept.
The Humdinga can carry 7 people or equivalent cargo,
making it effective in first responder situations where seconds lost can cost lives.
It also has an off road capability that allow the mission, be it rescue or supply, to be completed quickly and efficiently.

Engine: supercharged V8 350 hp
Gearbox:
Transfer-box: permanent 4WD
Brakes: hydraulic disc
Length 6553 mm Width: 2020 mm Height: 2440 mm Track width: 2120 mm
Weight 2750 kg load: 750 kg
Occupants: 5-7

www.gibbstech.com

Best news is she is for sale now.

Gibbs Technologies Phibian

Gibbs Technologies Phibian

Gibbs Technologies Phibian

Gibbs Technologies Phibian

Gibbs Technologies Phibian
Gibbs Technologies Phibian (2012)

Phibian is one of the largest wheeled High Speed Amphibian (HSA), ever created.
Capable of highway speeds on land and in excess of 50 km/h on water,
It can carry 1500kg of cargo or 15 passengers.

Engine: Two turbo diesels total 500 hp
Gearbox:
Transfer-box:
Suspension: coil over springs and dampers
Drive layout (land): FWD or RWD, selectable 4WD
Steering type: power-assisted hydraulic
Brakes: hydraulic disc
Hull: mainly of carbon fibre

Length 9212 mm width: 2532 mm height: 3654 mm
Track width: 2120 mm Wheelbase: 6289 mm
Approach angle: 30 Departure angle: 28
Ground clearance 353 mm
Curb weight: 2500 kg  load: 1500 kg
Speed Land: 100 km/h ??? Water: 55 km/h
Transition from road to water: < 10 seconds.

Water propulsion: 2 water-jet drives
Wheels and tires 275/80R20 MPT

Crew: 3  and passengers 12

www.gibbstech.com

Best news is she is for sale now.
Gibbs Quadski Gibbs Technologies Quadski

Quadski is the third demonstration of Gibbs HSA technology following the successes of the Aquada and the Humdinga. It is capable of travelling up to 72 km/h) on land and water and makes the transition at the flick of a switch.

Comment from there web site:
Consumers will love the fun of driving a Quadski on land one minute and then head straight into the sea or river the next. But there is a very serious side to Quadski as well: emergency services and aid workers will be able to reach areas and people no two or four wheel drive vehicle could reach.

www.gibbstech.com

Best news is she is for sale now.
Quadski XL

Quadski XL
Gibbs Technologies Quadski XL (2014)

Engine: BMW K1300cc 4-stroke in-line 4 cylinder 140 hp
Gearbox: Automatic
Drive: Rear wheel drive
Brakes: 4 wheel disc brakes

Speed Land: 70 km/h Water: 70 km/h

Length: 3560 Width: 1587 Height: 1345 mm
Weight: 652 kg load:

Marine Propulsion: Gibbs jet drive with reverse

Hull: Monocoque dual skin composite

www.gibbstech.com

Best news is she is for sale now.
No picture Gillois type 1 2A see EWK Gillois I 2A

Gillois type 2 E see CEFA Gillois II
Gip Sea GIP SEA (1960 ??)

Special page
Made in Canada,

Engine: 230 cc 2 stroke JLO,
The clutch is automatic centrifugal
The clutches for steering are cast aluminium, fully lined, cone type
Gearbox: 3 speed forward, neutral, 1 reverse.
Speed land: 48 km/h water: 5 km/h
Weight: 135 kg
Length: 1875 mm

It will carry 2 persons plus luggage.
An option was a special drive to increase speed on water.
No photo Glas/BMW-Gelandewagen see the Europajeep (1971)  MBB
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