3.4.2015

BA-6


The BA-6 (Russian: Broneavtomobil 6) was a heavy armored car developed in the Soviet Union in 1936, based mostly on BA-I,followed by a slightly changed model BA-6, same turret as in the T-26 m 1933 and BT-5 tanks, and also equipped with the 45 mm main gun.



BA-6 followed with 386 cars produced between 1936 and 1938 in Izhorskij factory. 
Production was based on the Ford-Timken chassis, a 6×4 modification of the US Ford AA 4×2 truck, This batch was built on Russian version of the same chassis - GAZ-AAA, used  BA-6. 


The biggest limitation of the BA-6 is externally very similar to the BA-3, but except door the rear of the hull. 

New is 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, despite it had a somewhat thinned armor. 
Thin armor made them vulnerable to heavy machine gun fire 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.

The BA-6 were 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 BA-6 were 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. 


Ironically, the German Army used a few Spanish-built six-wheeled armored cars that were close copies of the BA-6 series. 

Later in the war time, Red Army's heavy scout vehicle role by light tanks, such as the T-60 and T-70.

A few captured BA-6 cars were used by Finnish army, under designation BAF B.

10 kommenttia:

  1. I didn't realise there were as many kits about! Great stuff!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Hi, Rodger
      The Soviet Union produced a many variety of trial designs.
      Passaroidust cars were the first Soviet-made tanks
      Time just ran past them, and the lack of roads

      Poista
  2. Fantastic looking machine, I want to build a kit of this beast

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Hi, S-K
      Some models will certainly find
      I do not know also feature all of the different versions
      But the differences are very small look
      UM manufacturing appears to have been discontinued .

      Poista
  3. Can you do a post on the British Roll Royce AC some time

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Hi.
      Yes, of course, and it's been on my mind for a long time
      I have not found yet enough comprehensive text English, like Finnish language.
      My problem is, I don't speak English or any other language, Finnish only.
      That reasons Mr. Google translator, and therefore vikipedia use

      Poista
  4. i waiting for this BA-6 from hobby boss at the modelshop near my house ;)

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Hello, J-C
      Great to hear this.
      Glad to hear from you,
      Sometimes we had a discussion item armored car ploki,
      what are the differences are BA cars
      So, here's some options ...

      Poista
  5. Vastaukset
    1. Hi, J-C.
      Close to you are, but at least the BA-10M and BA-11 (diesel + new armor) were still strong models after 10-model. BA-11 in service still in 1945 end.

      Poista

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