Russian ZiS-5V Army Cargo Truck

Product Code

EE 35151

Type   Trucks
Scale   1/35
Parts  
Historical Period   WWII
Price  

$17.25

Russian ZiS-5V Army Cargo Truck
EST-35151 1/35 ZiS-5V Soviet WW2 Army Truck model kit In November 1941 German Wehrmacht approached Moscow. Production of trucks ZiS-5 at ZiS-factory was stopped and equipment and details were evacuated to the Ural. But in January 1 942, taking into account great losses or transport vehicles suffered at the front, the governmentdecide to restore production of trucks in Moscow. Due to shortage of specialists, equipment, quality raw materials, the construction of ZiS-5 truck was simplified and the design was substantially changed. The new version became 200 kg less metal consuming, driver's cab and cargo body were made of wood, front-wheel brakes were no longer used. In March 1942 in the town of Ulyanovsk the first batch of ZiS-5 trucks was produced of details that were evacuated and in June in Moscow the first ZIS-5V was assembled. Production of trucks on the Ural (the town of Miass) started only in 1 944. ZiS-SV was used as the basis for a number of modifications. The following modifications were produced serially: half-track truck ZiS-42 ambulance truck ZiS-44 fuel truck BZ-ZiS-5V, aerodrome truck BZ-43 and VMZ searchlight truck 3-5-12 repair truck PM5. Besides the truck was used in anti- aircraft defense. ZIS-5V and Ural-ZIS-5V were produced in numerous modifications (lorry-mounted cranes, special-purpose trucks etc.) even afteer the war. Technical data of ZIS-5V Year of Production - 1942 - 1945 Lenght - 6060 mm High - 2160 mm Wheelbase - 3810 mm Chassis - 4x2 Powe - 73 HP Total weight - 3100 kg Max. speed - 60 km/h Max. range - 200 km