Russian Screw-Propelled Vehicle

The ZIL-2906 was basically designed to recover re-entered space capsules from the Soyuz mission, from difficult terrain. It was carried on the back of a ZIL-4906, which had a top speed of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph), until it reached terrain impassable for the 4906. At this point it would be unloaded and resume the search. Powered by two 77-horsepower VAZ engines, each driving one of the screws, the direction of rotation was controlled with two levers on the left / right sides of the central driver’s seat – steering was done by pressing one of the two foot brakes. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

Zil-2906 Russian Screw-Propelled Cosmonaut Recovery Vehicle