BA-64B

BA-64B – Manufacturer: Tamiya – Scale: 1/48
Build Date – 2017 – Model by Clayton Ockerby

A brief history...

BA_64_6Small in stature, and punch for that matter, this oddly shaped armoured car was a common sight on the battlefields on World War II. Based on the chassis of the GAZ64 (the Russian equivalent of the Jeep), the BA-64 saw a production run of over 9000 vehicles, spanning from 1942 to 1946.

It’s main role was that of reconnaissance. It was only lightly armoured and would generally carry a Degtyaryov machine gun, or in some cases was fitted with an anti-tank rifle.

Manned by a crew of two, weighting 2.36 tonne, and powered by a 50hp 4-cylinder engine, the vehicle had an operational range of up to 600km, with a top speed of 80km per hour.

Interestingly, this vehicle saw action during the Korean War. Food for thought for another day perhaps?