Mechanized: Zis-42 - Russia (Europe 1940-2nd Ed)
Mechanized: Zis-42 - Russia (Europe 1940-2nd Ed)

Mechanized: Zis-42 - Russia (Europe 1940-2nd Ed)

Your Price:$0.25
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Part Number:EU40.2_RUMI-2

ZIS-42 Halftrack

Tank

Weight

Speed

Crew

ZIS-42 Halftrack

5.25 t

45 km/h

1+1

 

ZIS-42 Halftrack

 

ID: Plastic halftrack gaming piece: Zis-42 Halftrack piece from the game Axis & Allies Europe 40-2nd Ed.

 

The Story of the ZIS-42: Though not as well known for them as the Germans and Americans, the Soviets made a fair number of halftracks during the war, too.  The Soviet designs were rather different than the better known German and Sd. Kfz. 251 or American M3 half-tracks, which were basically purpose-designed armored personnel carriers that were then adapted to many other uses.  The Soviet designs more closely resembled the German Sd. Kfz. 4/ Opel Maultier, which was more of a cargo-oriented vehicle.  Like it, in fact, it was pretty much a straightforward conversion of a standard cargo truck into a half-track.  About 6,000 of them were made, which was a testimony that they had at least some utility in coping with the bad Russian roads and weather was a substantial number, though only a fraction of the number produced by the Germans or Americans (or of the number or ordinary trucks made by the Soviets.)

 

Usage Notes: Use this piece for “Global 1939” and “Invasion of Italy” Variants as either a mechanized infantry or truck unit (depending on your own “House Rules” preference.)

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Suitable, matches other units.
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Good Source for 20th Century Style Table-Top Wargaming Pieces
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