Russian Trucks Overview
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Last Updated: February 02, 2006

ZiS-5, 3-ton 4x2, Cargo
An almost identical copy of an American Autocar Model CA, the ZiS-5 (»ZiS« standing for »Zavod Imieni Stalin«) was produced from 1933 on.
The truck was an instant success and evolved to the workhorse of the upcoming Great Patriotic War.
Due to the lack of steel, the all-metal cab soon received a wooden style which together with the angled front fender made up the ZiS-5V.

Note : All truck drawings are based on the excellent line-drawings of Mr. N. Polikarpov in the Russian magazine M-Hobby.

...towing the PK-43 Field Kitchen