|MAZ - Minsk Automobile Plant is a state-run automotive manufacturer association in Belarus, one of the largest in Eastern Europe. It manufactures heavy-duty trucks, buses, trolleybuses, road tractors and semi-trailers for semi-trailer trucks, and cranes. MAZ was, and possibly is, the world's largest manufacturer of TELs (Transporter-Erector-Launchers) for many of the world's mobile ballistic missiles, from the widely proliferated MAZ-543 used to carry and launch the Scud B through to the recent Topol M's impressive 8-axle TEL.|
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Minsk Wheeled Tractor Plant The MAZ-543/MAZ-7310 "Uragan" (Russian: МАЗ-543/МАЗ-7310 "Ураган"/Hurricane) is a Soviet/Belarusian 8x8 artillery truck designed and developed by MAZ (Minsk Automobile Plant), in what is now Belarus. Designed in the 1960s, the MAZ-543 was presented on November 7, 1965 during the Moscow Red Square military parade as part of SS-1с Scud B (9K72 Elbrus) system. It is powered by a 38.9 litre D12A-525 diesel engine producing around 525 horsepower, and gives a maximum road speed of 37 mph (59.5 km/h).
MAZ-5316 The MAZ-5316 is a Belarusian military truck. It was developed in 1999. It is a 4x4 version of a larger MAZ-6317 6x6 heavy utility truck. Both of them are in service with Belarusian armed forces. It was also exported to Syria and possibly some other countries. This truck is currently in production.
MAZ-6317 The Belarusian MAZ-6317 heavy utility truck was developed in the late 80s to meet requirement of the Soviet armed forces. First prototype was completed in 1986. The new truck was intended to replace KrAZ-255B heavy load carrier. This truck successfully passed trials however after collapse of the Soviet Union was not accepted to service. It's small-scale production for Belorussian armed forces commenced in 1995.
MAZ-537 - four- military truck tractor manufactured by Minsk Automobile Plant.
MAZ-535 - is a Soviet/Russian army vehicle, an artillery truck designed and developed by MAZ in Belarus. Designed in the beginning of the 1960s.
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