This seven-seat, four-door vehicle was developed in the 1960s, originally of Russian make. Later, it was manufactured in Czechoslovakia, having been a successor of the earlier GAZ 69 vehicle of the similar design. It has been used for transport of personnel and light-weight cargoes in the Czechoslovak and Czech militaries since 1973.
This is an off-road one-ton vehicle of British make designed for transport of personnel and material. Besides a turbo-diesel engine, several other diesel or spark-ignition types of engines can be used in the vehicle.