GAZ-AA

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GAZ-AA
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Overview
ManufacturerGAZ
Production1931–1938
Body and chassis
ClassTruck
LayoutFR layout
RelatedGAZ-A
GAZ-AAA
Powertrain
Transmission4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,440 mm (135.4 in)
Length5,335 mm (210.0 in)
Width2,040 mm (80.3 in)
Height1,970 mm (77.6 in)
Curb weight1,810 kg (3,990 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorFord Model AA
SuccessorGAZ-MM

The GAZ-AA was a truck produced by GAZ from 1931 to 1938.[1]

History[edit]

From 1919 to 1928, many Ford Model TT and Ford Model AA trucks were imported into the Soviet Union, around 10,000 of these trucks were imported. However, in 1926 the Soviet Union understood that they needed a vehicle that would be assembled in the Soviet Union since that would be more practical than importing trucks from other countries.

In 1928 the Soviet Union funded and created a company called NAZ, they hired around 3,000 employees to assemble vehicles there but almost all of the employees didn't had any experience in assembling any vehicle independently, so they sought help from Ford to send them knock-down kits of the Ford Model AA to be assembled by the NAZ factories.[2]

In 1931 the truck started getting assembled as the NAZ-AA and passenger versions of the Ford Model A as the NAZ-A, however in 1933 both of these vehicles were renamed GAZ-AA and GAZ-A, after the factory was modernized and renamed GAZ, the truck quickly became very popular since most trucks previously used on the Soviet Union were military trucks.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trucks of the Soviet Union: The Definitive History, p.42.
  2. ^ Trucks of the Soviet Union: The Definitive History, p.44.
  3. ^ Trucks of the Soviet Union: The Definitive History, p.48.

Further reading[edit]

  • Andy Thompson: Trucks of the Soviet Union: The Definitive History. Behemont 2017, ISBN 978-0-9928769-5-1.