Among the first British lorries, delivered to Russia in late 1941 and early 1942, there was a small quantity of Commer Q4 3-ton 4x2 GS
Together with the Bedford OYD
and the Bedford QLD
, the Q4
was the most prominent of the famous British 3-tons.
Designed as a general load carrier with a 165in wheelbase, the early production samples, like with most British trucks, had 34x7 dual rear tires instead of the later 10.50-16 single rears.
Due to their lack of motor vehicle transport after the enormous losses particularly in 1941, the Russians often hopelessly overloaded the foreign trucks and usually made their »poor quality« responsible for the following breakdowns.