The BA-11 is a Soviet armoured car developed in the second half of the 1930s from the BA-5.
The BA-11 could be fitted with 'all-over' tracks, increasing its traction in difficult terrain.
The BA-11 started development in 1936, a year after the BA-5. Design for the BA-11 was to follow the BA-5 style, which included a cannon, two drivers (one forward, one rear), and a large ammunition supply.
The BA-11's development was undertaken by ZiS, who developed a new chassis from an experimental ZiS-6K chassis. This new chassis was named ZiS-34, and development of the BA-11 continued on that chassis.
While ZiS was developing the automotive components such as the engine and transmission, the Izhorskiye Factories were developing the armoured body. The armour was highly angled, compared to previous models, and the turret was designed specifically for this vehicle.
Due to priorities at the time, production of the BA-11 was slow. Only 16 units were delivered to the Red Army.
Sixteen BA-11s and six BA-11D saw service in the Leningrad Front, where they saw combat service and were ultimately destroyed within the first weeks of the engagement.
| Soviet Land Vehicles |
1919 - 1945
|Combat||Armoured Cars||BA-30 • BA-64Z|
|SPAA||M15A1 CGMC • ZiS-42 • ZSU-17|
|SPATG||GAZ-TK • SU-57 • ZiS-41|
|Utility||Transport||Autocar 2½-ton Halftrack • B-3 • GAZ-60 • M2 Halftrack • M5 Halftrack • NATI-3 • ZiS-22 • ZiS-33 • ZiS-35Sh • ZiS-42 • ZiS-42M|
|Combat||Armoured Cars||BA-I • BA-3 • BA-5 • BA-6 (M) • BA-9 • BA-10 (M) • BA-11 (D) • BA-20 • BA-21 • BA-27 (M) • BA-64 • BA-NATI • BAD • BAD-2 • D-8 • D-12 • D-13 • FA-2 • FAI (M) • GAZ-TK • PB-4 • PB-7 • LB-23 • LB-62|
|Railroad Armoured Cars||BA-6 ZhD • BA-10 ZhD (M) • BA-20 ZhD • BA-64 ZhD • BAD-2 ZhD • FAI ZhD|
|SPAA||94-KM SPAAG • Chevrolet G7107 SPAAG • GAZ-AAA SPAAG|
|SPATG||KSP-76 • SD-57 (N) • ZiS-31|
|SPH||SU-1-12 • SU-12|
|Trailers||KP-42 • KP-43|
|Russian Armoured Cars, 1930 to 2000|