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Last Updated: August 30, 2014

Towing the 122mm M-30 howitzer thru snow...

Note double fuel tanks and rear winch


Medium Tractor STZ-5
In September of 1942, the »Stalingrad Tractor Zavod« became one of the famous scenes of bitter street fighting for nearly half a year.
Until then, it had produced, among others, almost 10,000 STZ-5 artillery tractors, the final ones being accomplished while the enemy was literally at the gates. Between the production shifts the workers were sent to the nearby front.
The STZ-5, one of the few specialized military tractors of the Red Army, proved a complete success, the only shortcoming being the 12-inch narrow tracks not suitable for snowy and muddy terrain.
As the Wehrmacht captured plenty of them it comes at no surprise that the German »Raupenschlepper Ost« showed a significant similarity in design.

Special thanks to Mr. Jochen Vollert, Germany, for providing precious informations.


... and mud. Note tanker audience and following-up LL jeep

Preparing the 152mm ML-20 howitzer for transport by STZs

Towing the 152mm M-10 1938 howitzer

Note blown-off cab roof

Towing an ammunition trailer

7 cargo side panels variant on STZ yard

Variant with 7 cargo side panels and uncovered tanks

PARM »Type 1a« workshop body installed

The STZ-5 in its typical role towing an 76mm 3-k AA gun


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Last Updated: August 30, 2014

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