Russian Halftracks?

Was there a similar Russian halftrack comparable to the US halftrack and the German Hanomag variants??? Models?


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I think they were more like trucks with tracks than armored half tracks like the M3 or Hanomag. But I'm not a Soviet WW2 expert. RobG

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No. They had one conversion of the ZIS-5 4 x 2 truck called the ZIS-42 and made about 6,000 of them, but it was a cargo carrier. They apparently tried to make an armored version but did not succeed.

They preferred to use the "tankoviy desant" instead, welding hand rails to tanks and carrying infantry directly on the tanks themselves.

BTW they were big fans of the White M3A1 Scout Car and used a lot of them.

Cookie Sewell

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