Product Detail

74670628_2403947949858559_2202447688811675648_n

280084 – BA-3 / BA-6

 20.95 incl. VAT

Ford licensed the manufacture of the Model AA in the Soviet Union in 1932.  The Russians liked them so much they made more than 985,000 between 1932 and 1950.
In 1929 the first trucks Ford-AA and cars Ford-A were built in Nizhny Novgorod from parts shipped from the USA. At the same time a new automobile plant was built in Nizhny Novgorod (later the town was renamed to Gorky in 1932). The name GAZ stands for Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (Gorky Automobile Plant). In January of 1932, the first GAZ-AA truck (almost an exact copy of the Ford-AA) was produced in the new plant. It had a cargo capacity of 1,500 kg (3,300 lb). A model with a stronger 50HP engine and wartime simplifications is often named GAZ–MM, after the engine.
The GAZ-AAA triple axle truck was a development of the earlier double axle GAZ-AA which was a licensed copy of the Ford Model AA 1.5ton truck. The GAZ-AAA was a simple triple axle 6 x 4 truck that proved to be robust and reliable and apart from the basic cargo truck, it also formed the basis for numerous variants such as an ambulance, mobile workshop and also a platform for AA guns. The GAZ-AAA was produced from 1934 to 1943 with modified versions appearing in 1940 with the two spare wheels moved to the front fenders and again in 1943 with flat sheet metal fenders, it was also used as a base for the BA-6 and BA-10 armoured cars.

4 in stock (can be backordered)

Deluxe Materials AD-77 Plastic Magic

Deluxe Materials new formula Plastic Magic is a liquid solvent glue that produces invisible glue lines . The new safer formula can be applied with the Deluxe Materials Pin flow solvent glue applicator or conventionally with a fine paint brush. Plastic Magic bonds nearly all commonly used modelling plastics including polyester, styrene, ABS, PVC, butyrate, and Polycarbonate. 40 ml bottle.

Compare
Category:

Product Description

Soviet BA-3 / BA-6

Heavy Armoured Car

The BA-3 was a heavy armoured car developed in the Soviet Union in 1933, followed by a slightly changed model BA-6 in 1936.  The armoured car had the same turret as the T-26 M33 and BT-5 tanks and was equipped with a 45mm main gun.

Around 180 BA-3 cars were built until production ended in 1935.  The BA-6 followed with 386 cars produced between 1936 and 1938.  The innovation that slightly improved mobility was the auxiliary (“Overall”) tracks that could be fitted onto the rear tandem wheels which converted the car to a half-track.

The BA-3 was externally very similar to the BA-6; the BA-3 retained door in the rear of the hull that was not present in the BA-6.  More important improvements of BA-6 were the new GK tires, filled with sponge (porous rubber) and thus much less vulnerable to small-caliber fire.  On the downside, the tires reduced both the speed and range of the vehicle. It also had a somewhat thinned armor plating.  BA-3/6 cars were superseded by the BA-10 model.  All cars of this series were very heavily armed for the era; they could knock out other vehicles with ease, including tanks. However, their thin armor made them vulnerable to heavy machine gun and small caliber cannon fire.  A prototype railway BA-3ZD variant was created in 1936 but was not accepted for production.  The BA-6ZD was produced in limited numbers.

Theatres of War

Around 60 BA-6 cars were delivered to Turkey in 1935.  The BA-3/6 was used in combat in the Spanish Civil War, against the Japanese in the Battle of Khalkhyn Gol, in the Finnish Winter War, and against the Germans in the early stages of the Eastern Front.  The German Army used a few Spanish-built six-wheeled armored cars that were close copies of the BA-3/6 series.  Later in the war, the BA-3/6/10 was replaced in the Red Army’s heavy scout vehicle role by light tanks, such as the T-60 and T-70.  A few captured BA-3 cars were used by Finnish army under designation BAF-A, and captured BA-6 cars under designation BAF-B.

 

Product Highlight:

– Options to build either a BA-3 or BA-6

– Comes with open or closed turret hatches

– One piece chassis for easy assembly

– Optional auxiliary “overall” tracks

Product Code: 280084

Number of Parts: 47 pieces / 1 sprue + 1 cab body

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.