Fleet of secret services of the USSR
• Auto Soviet secret services
Cold War period was marked by violent confrontation between the two intelligence agencies, the American CIA and Soviet KGB. But if Americans could boast of quite a good fleet of different techniques, the Russian special services had to urgently develop non-lethal weapons from scratch. I must say, Soviet designers coped with this task perfectly, creating a variety of unique vehicles, which were used more than one generation agents.
Five-seater support was established designer AN Gorchakov specifically for the security service of the Kremlin. ZIL-41072, known as the "Bodyguard", has turned a kind of armored car that can reach speeds of 190 km / h and thrown away with the heavy road obstacles without any problems. The roof had a special armored hatch machine gunner, the rear window can be folded and transformed into a protection for the shooters.
This is one of the most successful car of the KGB. Volga GAZ-23 was so pleased operatives that more than six hundred cars were produced from 1962 to 1970. Under the hood installed Soviet amplified V-8 engine of 5, 5 liters and 196 liters capacity. from. The main feature of the car has an automatic transmission and the ability to include lights one by one, in the dark can visually change the machine configuration.
KGB car dubbed "catch-up" for its ability to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 15 seconds. Powerful car got reinforced side armor, characterized by a low-slung, special locks hood and trunk and unusual license plate system that allows to change the number directly from the cabin.
On the surface - the usual "Victory", but the car was conceived and inconspicuous. KGB has ordered a modified version of the successful car Gorky Automobile Plant, and in 1955 GAZ M-20G was ready. Powerful engine, hydromechanical transmission, a huge fuel tank, and of course, a complete set of special communications inside. Machine get faster, that's just heavy and poorly managed.
GAZ-13 "Black Doctor"
Tuples dignitaries and personnel needed ambulance. Of course, an ordinary van did not even consider: Riga Bus Plant designers have gathered a special GAZ-13 "Black Doctor". Cars equipped with a complete set of medical equipment, bulletproof and reinforced spetssignalami. "Black Doctor" was used not only in the tuples, but also for a comfortable delivery of high-ranking patients from the Kremlin to the CDB.