|MAZ Perestroika Ex.USSR 1988|
and to concentrate attention on five-six modules unified among
themselves. It's possible to collect the truck with any quantity of axiles from several
blocks leading a complete weight of the truck up to 88 tons. Design has allowed to
unite a cabin of the driver and cargo compartment in one block. Thus now they are not
separated and by that promote improvement of aerodynamic qualities and decrease of the
consuption of fuel.
The information in this file is taken from the website about concept cars - Concept Car Collection - by Cyrill Orlov (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) in Cheliabinsk, Russia) Unfortunately it downloads so slowly that I had to mirror it.
IMHO, that one important aspect of designed was missed by mentioned above author. It is that the main power train of MAZ-Perestroika is in fact diezel electric power station. The modules of axiles could be active or passive. The active ones have actually electric motors that are transmitting power to the wheels - no mechanical transmission is used. I would think that this way the acceleration and fuel consumption of the truck are geatly improved. The passive axiles on the track were possible to exchange for active axile modules due to the fact that only electric interconnection is required to power additional wheels.
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