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BA-64/64B Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USSR (and many others)
First Produced/Service Dates: BA-64  = 1942-1943
BA64B = 1943-1946
Manufactured by: GAZ/Vyksinskiy zavod
Crew: 2
Armament: Turret: (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun
Engine: 4 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: The BA-64 was the first production vehicle and based upon the GAZ-64 chassis. The later (and more numerous) version was the BA-64B and based upon the chassis of the GAZ 67 utility vehicle/jeep. Over 9,000 vehicles were produced (approximately 3,900 BA-64 and 5,200 BA-64B). Although very similar, the most recognizable differences between the two versions are the wider wheel track and the added pistol/vision ports on the sides on the BA-64B.  Please note that a few of the later production BA-64's and earlier production BA-64B's had overlapping features which makes them hard to identify.

Many different variants were planned and tested, but none went into official production.  Some of these variants were the APC, Command, Railroad and up-armed vehicles.  However, some field modified "regular" BA-64/64B's were modified in the field with railroad wheels and heavier armament (specifically anti-tank rifles). 
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Photo Above (BA-64B) Rob van Kan - Italy
BA-64B Armored Car Photos (from Aberdeen Proving Ground -1977) Patrick Keenan -Editor
BA-64B Armored Car Photos Matt Toms - Naugatuck, Connecticut USA

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"BA-64"  by Dave Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #1)
BA-64B Information and Photos Vyacheslav Ryzhenkov's The Tankmaster Website
"BA-64 Armored Car" "The Russian Battlefield" Website.
"Modifications of the BA-64" "The Russian Battlefield" Website.

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Captured Armored Cars and Other Vehicles In Wehrmacht Service in World War 2 Werner Regenberg
  "Classical GAZ" - (July 2015 Issue of Classic Miltiary Vehicle Magazine) John Blackman

"GAZ Armoured Cars: Part 1" (June 2006 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) 

Witold Walus
Moscow Armred Forces Museum: 2010 Photo CD

Review by Patrick Keenan
Platypus Publications
Russian Armored Fighting Vehicles - World War Two AFV Plans George Bradford
Russian Armoured Cars (to 1945) - AFV Weapons Profile #60 John F. Milsom
Russian Armored Cars- 1930-2000 James Kinnear

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BA-64B Armored Car Kit (72231) Ace Models 1/72 Plastic. Soviet Marked
BA-64B Armored Car Kit (72232) Ace Models 1/72 Plastic. German Marked
BA-64B Armored Car Kit AER - Moldova 1/35 Plastic - Many permutations of this same kit mold out there.
BA-64B Armored Car Kit (35009) DES - France 1/35 Resin.
BA-64B Armored Car Kit (72003) Extra Tech Accessories 1/72 Multimedia.
BA-64B Armored Car Kit Gaso.Line 1/50
BA-64A Armored Car Model Kit (HLS48011) Hauler Models 1/48 Multimedia.
BA-64B Armored Car Kit KMR -Portugal 1/35 Resin.
BA-64B Armored Car Kit Maquette 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic - Same mold as AER kit?
BA-64B Armored Car Kit with Crew (35097) MiniArt 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic - Same mold as the Vision Models Kit but comes with crew figures.
Panzerspahwagen BA-64r Armored Car Kit with Crew (35110) MiniArt 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic, with German markings. Same mold as the Vision Models Kit, but comes with crew figures. 
BA-64B Armored Car Kit (32576)

Model Kit Build Log by Pedro Negron at IPMS/USA Borinqueneers (Puerto Rico) Website
Tamiya 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic
BA-64B Armored Car Kit (VM35002) Vision Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic - New Tool; Best of the Kits available in 1/35
Soviet BA-64-3Zhd Scout Car (with Railroad Wheels) (VM35004) Model Kit Vision Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
BA-64-3SKh Scout Car (Tracked with Skis) Model Kit (VM35005) Vision Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BA-64B Photo Etched Detail Set (HLU35084) Hauler 1/35 Photo-etched Brass; For the Miniart kit.
BA-64B Detail Set (HLX48343) Hauler 1/48 Resin & Photo-etched Brass; For the Tamiya kit.
BA-64 Wheel Set (35100) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin
GAZ-67/GAZ-67B/BA-64/BA-64B Wheel Set (5099) Komplekt Zip 1/35 Resin
BA-64B Armored Car Workable Leaf Spring Set (VMD35011)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Vision Models Kit.
BA-64B Armored Car "Basic" Detail Set (VMD35012)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Vision Models Kit.
BA-64B Armored Car "Complete" Detail Set (VMD35013) - Includes the Basic Detail and Spring Set   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Vision Models Kit.  New and Improved Set VMD35039 now also available.
BA-64-3Skh Armored Car "Basic" Detail Set (VMD35020)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Vision Models Kit.
BA-64-3Skh Armored Car "Complete" Detail Set (VMD35021)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Vision Models Kit.
BA-64B Armored Car Early Military Pattern Wheel Set (VMD35034)   Minor Model 1/35 Resin; For either Miniart or Vision Models Kits.
BA-64B Armored Car Civilian Pattern Wheel Set (VMD35035)   Minor Model 1/35 Resin; For either Miniart or Vision Models Kits.
BA-64B Exterior Update Set (VMD35038)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass & Resin; For either Miniart or Vision Models Kits.
BA-64B Update Set with Interior (New & Improved) (VMD35039)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass & Resin; For either Miniart or Vision Models Kits. New and Improved over Set VMD35013.
BA-64B Photoetched Mudguards (VMD35042)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For either Miniart or Vision Models Kits.
BA-64B Update Set with Interior and Resin Wheels (GM35021)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass & Resin; For either Miniart or Vision Models Kits. Includes New and Improved detail set VMD35039.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
BA-64B Armored Car Model Photo Patrick Keenan - Editor