BA-10 & BA-10M

BA-10 & BA-10M
Image: BA-10 (RIA Novosti)
Year1938 (BA-10)
1939 (BA-10M)
Vehicle TypeMedium 6x4 Armoured Car
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced1.400 (Both Models)
Crew4 (Commander, Two Gunners & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 45mm L/51 20K Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-2° to +20°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightT.O.P.
Secondary Armament2 x 7.62mm DT Machine Guns (Coaxial & Bow)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried60 x 45mm + 2.079 x 7.62mm (BA-10)
43 x 45mm + 2.079mm (BA-10M)
Height2.21m (BA-10)
2.19m (BA-10M)
Length4.66m (BA-10)
4.65m (BA-10M)
Combat Weight5.140 kg (BA-10)
5.380 kg (BA-10M)
Ground Clearance0.23m
Fording Depth0.60m
Trench Crossing0.50m
Obstacle Clearance0.38m
Climbing Ability24°
Radio71-TK-1 (BA-10)
71-TK-3 (BA-10M)
ArmourHull Front: 15mm
Hull Sides: 10mm
Hull Rear: 10mm
Hull Top: 6mm
Hull Bottom: 4mm
Gun Mantlet: 15mm
Turret Front: 15mm
Turret Side: 10mm
Turret Rear: 10mm
Turret Top: 6mm
EngineGAZ-MM (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range260 km (BA-10)
320 km (BA-10M)
Maximum Cross Country Range180 km (BA-10)
210 km (BA-10M)
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed52 kph (BA-10)
55 kph (BA-10M)
Maximum Cross Country Speed[@maximum_cross_country_speed]
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe BA-10 was a heavy armoured car which combined fire power and armoured protection. It mounted a 45mm main gun which was housed in a fully revolving turret. It was protected with up to 15mm of frontal armour and also carried two machine guns. It carried a pair of tracks which could be fitted to both sets of wheels to allow for travelling through mud and snow. In 1938 a modified version was issued and this had minor modifications which included a better radio and reserve fuel tanks, this vehicle was called BA-10M. The BA-10 first saw action during the Spanish civil war and later against the Japanese and Finns. It served right through world war two as the standard Soviet heavy armoured car.