ZiS-5 ("ZiS" standing for "Zavod Imieni Stalin") is a total modification of an American Autocar Model CA. It was produced from 1933 on.
The truck was an instant success and evolved to the workhorse of the upcoming Great Patriotic War. It was the second most-used truck after GAZ-AA in the Red Army during 1933-1943. It was mostly used as an artillery tractor, transport vehicle and a truck. The ZiS-5 is known for high reliability and ruggedness of repair. Due to the lack of steel, the all-metal cab soon received a wooden style which together with the angled front fender made up the ZiS-5V.
A total of 600,000 trucks were produced.
Derived vehicles in FHSWEdit
- BM-13-16 "Katyusha":On chassis of ZiS-6, which derives from ZiS-5