The Studebaker US6 2½ ton 6x6 truck was part of a family of trucks produced in the US during World War II. It is best known for the vital role it played in the Red Army’s victory over the German Wehrmacht.
The US6 was intended primarily for export to America’s Allies under the Lend-Lease Act. The 6x6 version was intended to operate off-road, and was produced in both short (148 inch) wheelbase and long (162 inch) wheelbase versions. The 6x6 version was rated to carry up to 2½ tons, while the 6x4 version could carry up to 5 tons but was limited to roads. Most were built with an enclosed metal cabin.
A total of 219,882 2½ ton 6x6 and 5 ton 6x4 trucks in thirteen variations were built. Studebaker Corporation was the primary manufacturer, building 197,678, while REO Motor Car Limited was sub-contracted to build 22,204 more.
1/56th scale plastic model for 28mm wargaming.
assembly and painting required.