During WWII years the legendary Studebaker US6 truck became the symbol of the American Lend-Lease help.
This excellent car was developed by a famous Studebaker company as an answer of an order submitted by US Government for a 3-axle truck with a load-capacity of 5 tons on the highway or 2,5 tons off-road. The first mass-production US6 left production line in June 1941. Studebakers were built in 11 different modifications.
Studebaker US6 wasn’t accepted as the standard US Army truck, and the Allies of USA became the main users of it. Most of US6 were delivered to the Soviet Union. In the Red Army Studebakers were used not only to carry loads and soldiers, but also become a base for various multiple launch rocket systems.
The most famous WWII Soviet MLRS was BM-13-16N, nicknamed “Katyusha”. These vehicles were in service with Guard mortar units since April 1943. BM-13 was a formidable weapon loved by own soldiers and feared by enemies.