2015. május 10., vasárnap

Wehrmacht Studebaker US6, soft-top cab. 1944 Hungary.

I wanted to build this truck since many years as it is very interesting for me.
As we know the Soviet Army was the main user of the Studebaker trucks, they got the largest number of the production under the Lend Lease aid. This US6 is a rare soft-top version, introduced as a development for material saving and easier shipping. But the Soviets asked the continuing of hard-top cab production because the very cold Russian winters. Many of the Studebaker trucks captured by the Wehrmacht and painted the US olivedrab colour over by some German dark yellow patches or lines, like this. I left one of the wheels, as many of this trucks visible on orginal photograps, because tyre shortage.
The original photo made here in Hungary in 1944.

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