BAZ » 6948 / 69481
BAZ 6948 / 69481 were prototypes of 14-tonnes chassis intended to use as a part of a new missle complex Oka-U. Development of both models started in 1982 together with BAZ-69441. That's why all these vehiles were unified between each other.
Like amphibious vehicles, BAZ 6948 / 69481 were equipped with displacement type metal hulls, but they were not sealed, and the vehicles could only be used on land. The main design of BAZ 6948 was similar to BAZ 69441 and 6944 with open bodies. The first and only BAZ 69481 was made in 1987.
BAZ 6948 and 69481 chassis with a wheelbase of 6500 mm were equipped with two 210 hp diesels KamAZ 740 and the reinforced frame made of Z-shaped steel profiles. They also had PTOs for an electric generator and pump, as well as stand-alone electric and hydraulic systems of main units. Curb weight was reduced by 1 tonne.
The 6948 was intended to deliver two missles in an open top cargo, while 69481 was fitted with a higher cargo compartment with closed top and 5-tonnes hydrocrane. In 1987 a new missle launcher system of a missle complex 9K715U 'OKA-U' was fitted on BAZ 69481 chassis. It would be used as part of reconnaissance-strike complex with access to information from the media airborne reconnaissance, which allowed advance produce rapid retargeting missiles. But future works were stopped.