Developed at the Yaroslavl Automobile Group (YAG), the YAG-12 was a very unique 8 x 4 truck that was ahead of her times.
With 4 axles (two axles having independent suspension), the 12 wheels had a specifically designed device that allowed all the forces of the wheels faced to be distributed uniformly so that it could travel without getting stuck on any surface.
With a steering radius of 6.6 meter, this 20 ton truck could easily get into any trench or uphill mound as well as drive easily in to marshy lands and snow terrains. Because it had a high 320 mm ground clearance this truck could move easily over wooden logs, broken trees, rocks, 5 feet wide trench, wade up to 2 feet of water and snow.
However, the consumption of petrol was quite high since it gave a mileage of 2 km/litre. Maximum speed it go was 45 km/hr.
Since the Soviet Union was a closed country, information is sketchy but it is rumoured that the YAG Plant did reverse engineering on an American made Continental Motors Co. 22R engine (a 510 cubic inch, inline 6, OHV petrol engine) but there is no exact proof.
The Soviet Army initially gave an order for 7 trucks before new developments in the then Soviet automobile sector made the Red Army look for some other truck configurations.
An uber rare collectible of Soviet automobile history.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Brand||Soviet / Russia|
|Model Origin||U.S.S.R (Russia)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||8.5 x 4 x 4|