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Miniart 35134 1/35 GAZ-MM Mod 1943 Cargo Truck

Product Code: MA35134

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GAZ trucks were actually the Ford Model AA built under license by the Gorky Automobile Plant (Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod in Russian or "GAZ" for short). Started in 1932 as a joint venture with Ford, the company turned out over 900,000 trucks during the war, and continues to the present. GAZ produced a variety of two- and three-axle vehicles.

While popular lore has it the Germans were the ones mechanized in WW2, the Soviet Army employed a huge amount of vehicles, with nearly 40,000 GAZ-AAAs produced from 1934-43. Besides "vanilla" transport, the GAZ-AAA served as a bed for the Maxim (4M), and the DShk 25mm and 37mm anti-aircraft machine guns. Radio trucks, mobile repair shops, tank trucks for both water & fuels, along with ground starter trucks for airplanes employed the AAA chassis. The BA-6 and BA-10 armored cars were built on the GAZ-AAA body.