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Soviet Union's BA-3 armored cars

Design

The BA-3 armored car was part of the 1st Five Year Plan.

Armor

The armored was riveted on the BA-3.

Wheels

Tracks could be added over the rear wheels when going cross-country. They were stored on the rear mudguards.

Production

  • BA-3:
    • Manufacturer: Gorki Works

Specifications

  BA-3
Crew 4
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 5.2 tons
Length 15.3'
Height 7.2'
Width 6.9'
Ground clearance 8.5"
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm
OR 1: 12.7 mm DshK
Secondary  
MG  
MG - coaxial 1: 7.62 mm DTMG
MG - hull 1: 7.62 mm DTMG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 49
Secondary  
MG 12.7: 850
7.62: 2,000
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 6 - 15
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: GAZ-M1
Cylinders 4
Cooling Water
Net HP 50@2,800 rpm
Transmission  
Fuel  
Octane  
Quantity 52 gallons
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 35 mph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 160 miles
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Tires 6

Sources:

  1. Profile AFV Weapons #60, Russian Armoured Cars (to 1945), John F. Milsom, 1973
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site