The BA-6 is a Soviet armoured car developed in the mid 1930s from the earlier BA-3.
The BA-6 began development in 1935 at the Izhorskiy plant as a replacement for the BA-3. The BA-3 was considered too heavy so development for the BA-6 was to modernize and lighten but otherwise keep the same idea.
Throughout the modernization, the BA-6 came nearly 1 ton lighter than its predecessor, while receiving increased protection due to a redesigned armour hull. Bullet-resistant 'GK' tires were fitted which reduces the speed however, somewhat decreasing that which was gained by the decreased weight.
Visibly, the BA-6 looks almost identical to the BA-3. The main identification of the BA-6 is the lack of a rear door.
The vehicle entered production in 1935, and continued production until 1938 when the BA-10 took over.
The BA-6 saw extensive service. They fought in the following regions/conflicts;
- Spanish Civil War
- Khalkin Gol
- Winter War
- Soviet Invasion of Poland
- Far East (WWII)
- Operation Barbarossa
- Various German/Soviet engagements during WWII.
| 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 - 2000|