Zvezda 1/35 ZIS5 Soviet Light Truck
The ZIS-5 (Russian: ЗиС-5) was a 4x2 Soviet truck produced by Moscow ZIS factory from October 1933 on. It was an almost identical copy of the American Autocar Model CA truck.
At the end of 1941 war shortages of raw materials forced to change
the construction of ZIS-5. All changes were focused on simplify
construction: the round, stamped wings were replaced with flat, bended
ones, cabs and foot boards were now made from wood, brakes were removed
from front wheels, rear body had the tailgate swinging only. Sometimes
also the right headlight was removed, while bumpers disappeared forever.
The simplified model, designated ZIS-5V, was produced since May 1942
in Ulyanovsk , and later also in Moscow and Miass. Overall production
scored about 1 million units (all plants), with ZIS alone producing
532,311 samples. During the War years were produced about 83.000 of
ZIS-5 of both versions.