MAZ-537

Notes: A member of the MAZ-535 family of heavy trucks, the MAZ-537 comes in several variants and entered production in 1958. Though long out of production, the MAZ-537 is still used by Russia and some members of the former Warsaw Pact as well as sever former Soviet client states in various parts of the world. The MAZ-537ís towing ability is less than impressive, considering the size of the beast, but it is a robust design able to take a lot of punishment, and easily capable of off-road driving. The MAZ-537 has an 8x8 suspension, power steering with the front two axles being steerable, a heater for the cab, and an engine pre-heater. Variants include MAZ-537D, which has an additional generator to the rear of the cab to aid in the use of recovery equipment and power winches or other equipment which may be on the trailer; the MAZ-537E, which has the same additional generator, as well as a recovery winch behind the cab; and the MAZ-537G, which does not have the generator, but does have the winch. (There is also a MAZ-537A, which is a conventional cargo truck instead of a semi-tractor, and a MAZ-537K, which is a cargo truck with a materiel handling crane; these will not be covered here.)

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

MAZ-537

$14,226

D, A

(Tow) 65 tons; 525 kg

21.6 tons

1+4

6

Headlights

Open

MAZ-537D

$14,582

D, A

(Tow) 65 tons; 525 kg

21.63 tons

1+4

7

Headlights

Open

MAZ-537E

$14,728

D, A

(Tow) 65 tons; 525 kg

21.66 tons

1+4

7

Headlights

Open

MAZ-537G

$14,368

D, A

(Tow) 65 tons; 525 kg

21.63 tons

1+4

6

Headlights

Open

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

MAZ-537

194/49

45/13

840

154

Stnd

W(4)

HF1 HS1 HR1

MAZ-537D

194/49

45/13

840

154

Stnd

W(4)

HF1 HS1 HR1

MAZ-537E

194/49

45/13

840

154

Stnd

W(4)

HF1 HS1 HR1

MAZ-537G

194/49

45/13

840

154

Stnd

W(4)

HF1 HS1 HR1

MZKT Volat 74135

Notes: Not meant for Russian use, the Volat semi-tractor was designed by Belarus specifically for the Middle East market. It includes features for operations in hot, dusty environments, such as high-efficiency air and oil filters, air conditioning, and special sand tires. The suspension is 8x8 and designed for off-road operations, even in deep sand. The Volat is specifically designed to tow the MWTP-99941 semi-trailer, but other semi-trailer designs of Russian or East European origin or used in the Middle East may be used. The engine is a German design, coupled to a US-designed automatic transmission. The Volat has a central tire inflation system. The cab is behind the very large engine compartment; at the rear of the cab is a spare tire a handling crane for the spare tire, and a German-designed winch with a capacity of 25 tons and 100 meters of cable. Optional equipment for the Volat includes a stainless steel tank for drinking water (several sizes are available), a spotlight, and differential locking.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This truck does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Merc 2000 Notes: This truck does not exist in the Merc 2000 timeline.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$23,978

D, A

(Tow) 118.45 tons; 788 kg

26.45 tons

1+6

8

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

224/56

50/13

1150

291

Stnd

W(4)

HF1 HS1 HR1