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Overview

The BA-30 is a soviet armoured half-track car developed in the second half of the 1930s.

Development

NATI began development on the BA-30 in 1937 with the goal to improve the all-terrain capability of the GAZ-produced BA-series of armoured cars.

The BA-30 was developed primarily from the BA-20, fitting a similar hull to the NATI-3 half-track transporter. The light overall weight and good power-to-weight ratio made the BA-30 work well in rough terrain.

The vehicle was extensively trailed in 1937, and was considered generally acceptable by the Red Army, however it was denied service as it was too heavy for the light armoured car class, and had no major positives over other models such as the BA-6 (which could be fitted with "over-all" tracks to improve off-road performance). Several BA-30 were none-the-less produced and eventually used in 1940 against the Finnish.

Service

In 1937 a small number of BA-30s were extensively trailed for the Red Army.

In 1940, several BA-30s were sent to participate in the Finnish campaign for combat trials. It is unknown the fate of these vehicles or how they performed.

Soviet Union 1936-1955 Soviet Land Vehicles Red Army
1919 - 1945
Tracked Vehicles
Light Tanks Standard Light Tanks GAZ-70LTGLTPLTTBNIObj. 211Obj. 217PPGT-17T-18 (M)T-23T-26 (193119321933193719381939-1-4)T-27T-30T-45T-50T-60 (12ZiS-19)T-70 (M)T-80T-118TT-126T-127
Amphibious Light Tanks K-90PT-1 (A)T-5PchT-36T-37 1933T-37 1934T-38T-39T-40T-41T-43 (-1-2)TM
Flamethrower & Chemical Light Tanks KhBT-7OT-7OT-26OT-130OT-131OT-132OT-133OT-133EOT-134
Remote Controlled Light Tanks TTBT-7TT-26TU-26
Utility Light Tanks BT-DTSBT
Cavalry/Fast Tanks A-8A-20BDT-1BT-1BT-2BT-2ISBT-3BT-4BT-5 (AISPKh)BT-5ISBT-6BT-7BT-7MBT-20D-38MT-25T-46
Lend-Lease Lights TetrarchM3A1 StuartM24 Chaffee
Command Light Tanks BT-TUKBT-7T-26PT (early)T-26PT (late)
Medium Tanks Standard Medium Tanks A-20A-32A-34A-43KV-13T-22T-24T-28 (193219341938E 19381940M8595)T-29T-34 SeriesT-34 M1940T-34 M1941T-34E M1941T-34 M1941/1942T-34 M1942T-34 M1942/1943T-34 M1943T-34 M1943/1944T-34MT-34M M1942T-34-57 M1941T-34-57 M1943T-34-57 M1944T-34-85 M1943 (early)T-34-85 M1943 (late)T-34-85 Model 1944T-43T-44T-112
Lend-Lease Mediums Matilda IIMatilda IV M4A2 "Sherman" M4A2(76)W "Sherman"
Flamethrowing Medium Tanks OT-28OT-34 M1941OT-34 M1942OT-34-85
Heavy Tanks Standard Heavy Tanks A-7 IS-1IS-100IS-2IS-3IS-4IS-6IS-7KV-1 (19391940E 194019411942S 1942)KV-3KV-4KV-5KV-7KV-9KV-10KV-11KV-85KV-100KV-122KV-220KV-221KV-222SMKT-32T-35-1T-35-2T-35AT-35BT-39T-100T-150U-14
Flamethrowing Heavy Tanks KV-8 KV-8S KV-8MKV-12
Self-Propelled Guns SPAA GAZ-72SU-8SU-11SU-17SU-72T-60-ZT-70-ZT-90ZSU-37ZUT-37
SPATG GAZ-71ISU-122 (-1-2-3S)KhTZ-16OSU-76SU-26SU-31SU-71SU-76SU-76iSU-85SU-85BSU-85iSU-85MSU-100SU-100USU-101SU-102SU-122PSU-122-44ZiS-30
SPG BT-5ABT-5ATBT-7AISU-130ISU-152 (-1-2)KV-2 (107)KV-14OSU-76SU-1SU-3SU-6SU-7SU-10SU-14-2SU-18SU-45SU-122 (-3M)SU-130SU-152T-26-4
SPH AT-1S-51SU-2SU-5 (-1-2-3)SU-14
SPRA BM-8-24KV-10RBT-5
Miscellaneous Bridge-related IT-26IT-28ST-26
Transport & Towing ATPHTZ KomunarKomiternStalinets 2S-60S-65STZ-5 StalingradecT-20 KomsomoletsT-26TT-26T2VoroschilovetsYA-12
Half-Tracked Vehicles
Combat Armoured Cars BA-30BA-64Z
SPAA M15A1 CGMCZiS-42ZSU-17
SPATG GAZ-TKSU-57ZiS-41
Utility Transport Autocar 2½-ton HalftrackB-3GAZ-60M2 HalftrackM5 HalftrackNATI-3ZiS-22ZiS-33ZiS-35ShZiS-42ZiS-42M
Wheeled Vehicles
Combat Armoured Cars BA-IBA-3BA-5BA-6 (M)BA-9BA-10 (M)BA-11 (D)BA-20BA-21BA-27 (M)BA-64BA-NATIBADBAD-2D-8D-12D-13FA-2FAI (M)GAZ-TKPB-4PB-7LB-23LB-62
Railroad Armoured Cars BA-6 ZhDBA-10 ZhD (M)BA-20 ZhDBA-64 ZhDBAD-2 ZhDFAI ZhD
SPAA 94-KM SPAAGChevrolet G7107 SPAAGGAZ-AAA SPAAG
SPATG KSP-76SD-57 (N)ZiS-31
SPH SU-1-12SU-12
SPG SU-4
SPRA BM-13-16
Utility APC BA-64E
Medical BA-22
Motorcycles BSA-M20
Transport GAZ-63
Trailers KP-42KP-43
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