1/48 Russian Field Car GAZ-67B

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1/48 Russian Field Car GAZ-67B

10.20 17.00

Type = Models
Period = World War 2
Scale = 1/48 Scale
Material = Plastic
Finish = Unpainted
Date of Release = 2010-01-01

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WWII Russian Field Car GAZ-67B

Manufacture Product Number : TAM-32542

At the start World War II, the Russian army did not have a suitable small 4x4 utility vehicle comparable to the American Jeep or German Kubelwagen. The design team at GAZ (Gorkovski Avtomobilny Zavod) was tasked to develop such a vehicle, and eventually the GAZ-67 was born in 1943. The design was heavily influneced by American Jeep models and prototypes received through Lend-Lease, but although the GAZ-67 had better rough terrain performance than the American Jeep, its reliability was far from stellar. Nevertheless, over 90,000 GAZ-67s were produced from 1943 until well after the end of World War II, and they served with the armed forces of Russia as well as various other Warsaw Pact countries.