Friday, 14 November 2014

Bolt Action SA 64 Armoured Car

The Soviet Union seem to have based this design for a light wheeled scout car on the German equivalent. Nearly 10,000 were manufactured from 1942 to 1946. The problem is that wheeled vehicles had very little tactical use in the Soviet Union as they really needed roads on which to operate. The Germans had switched to half tracks and light tanks for recon. by 1942.

The model is 1:48 scale from Tamiya.


  1. Particularly strange as its design was post-invasion. I would have guessed that it was designed for invasion of Europe.

    However, since they used it into the 60's, clearly it had some use!

    1. I suspect the car is an example of the inertia of a military industrial complex. The Germans had them so the Soviets would. And once you build them they have to be issued.