5 trucks-foreign cars that Soviet drivers tore off with their hands

Today we recall some of the most common foreign-made trucks.

Tatra 148

Large-capacity truck of Czech production. This model was produced from 1969 to 1982 in the Czech Kopřivnice. So, for example, the 148s were used in large numbers in the construction of the infamous Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Tatra 815

Another large-capacity Czech truck. The history of the car began in 1983. Interestingly, the “old men” 815th are produced in the Czech Republic to this day! Instead of Czech units, in the 815s they installed motors manufactured by the Yaroslavl YaMZ.


A German-made medium-duty truck (GDR) and one of the most mass-produced vehicles of its time. In total, the 4-wheel 5-ton W50 was produced in the amount of 571 thousand copies. The car was produced for 25 years from 1965 to 1990. Often the 130s were used in conjunction with a 3-ton trailer.

LIAZ 100

Another Czech truck. It is worth noting that the family of “hundredths” was quite extensive. It included both 2-axle flatbed tractors weighing up to 26 tons, and truck tractors weighing up to 42 tons. The carrying capacity of the first model – LIAZ 100.05 was 8 tons.

Mercedes-Benz 2232

Trucks from West Germany.

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