UpdatedMay 22, 2006



One of the first BA-64. There are no driver's side observation hatches, air inlet over it; observation slit on turret has visors; May 1942 [3]


Early BA-64 had sapper spade fixed above rear fender (it was moved forward at a later date), still no heat screening to the muffler or exhaust pipe [3]


On later versions hack-saw was moved to the opposite side. The battery was held in place inside with four bullet-proof bolts, the heads of which can be seen above the jack. In a later version they are moved back beyond the door's edge. [3]

BA-64 serial

Serial wide-track armoured car version. New armored hull support brackets to chassis (in front of rear fender). Driver compartment now fitted with side view hatches. Entrenching tools still in old positions. Autumn 1943 [3]

BA-64 Narrow-track armoured car. Krivoy Rog, February 28, 1944 [3]
BA-64 1943

Recon group in ambush. Tow-line is placed on hooks of narrow-track vehicle. Notice the ammunition box on the front fender. 1943 [3]

BA-64 with ATR

Field modification of early BA-64 version. Turret removed. "PTRD" antitank rifle installed on top of hull. Stalino (Donetsk), November, 1943 [3]


BA-64. Last vehicle carries firewood and a stove pipe. Byelorussian Front, February 1944 [1]

BA-64B BA-64B with landing party onboard. Pomerania, 1945 [1]

BA-64B from the 6th Separate Motorcycle Regiment in Bucharest. August 31, 1944[2]

(Rem. AMVAS: On Sept. 1'44 the 6th Mtcl. Rgt. belonged to the 1st Gds Tank Army/1st Ukrainian Front)


BA-64B. Stolts town, March 27, 1945.

Machine-gun covered. Notice an optional cable attached to the spare wheel. [1]

BA-64B BA-64B of the 1st Byelorussian Front in front of the Brandenburg Gates, May 7, 1945 [3]

BA-64 roadster

BA-64 roadster

Field modification of a BA-64-125 in an open top version. Windshield and seats were taken from Schwimmwagen. One can see red banner in the rhomboid on its front panel. Romania, Bogashany town, 1944[1]


BA-64 and its crew leader V. Ivanov. Vienna, April, 1945 [4]


BA-64-125 differed from BA-64B with a narrower track (1278 mm front wheels, 1245mm rear wheels), changes included narrowed fenders; different placement of the trenching tool – [spade over right fender, saw with axe over the left]; absence of embrasures in control section (on some vehicles); rear springs were mounted under the axle beam (on BA-64B over it); tyre profiles were often of the GAZ-M1 type.

  1. M-Hobby, 1/96
  2. "Tanki Vtoroy mirovoy voiny" (Album) Moscow, Technika-Molodezhi, 2000
  3. M-Hobby, Digest, issue 1, 2002
  4. I. Moshchansky, D. Sakhonchik, "Osvobozhdenie Avstrii", Military Chronicle, No. 6/2003.