Just what I wanted somebody to tell me!
Now I can use my ZIS-2, without the recoil cover, to go behind a GAZ-61-417, for Moscow 1941/42 period.
Are you saying that the name GAZ 61-417 is wrong? The Russian websites use 417 and not 416: This is the text fromhttp://denisovets.narod.ru/gaz/gazpages/gaz61417.html
(translated by Google!)
In May 1941, the idea of mounting on the chassis "61" Passenger and Cargo Body simplified with the platform, but without a separate cabin with a view to creating a high-speed, high traffic carrying capacity of 750kg wheel tractor towing a light anti-tank artillery.
bezdverny Public body "417" provided tarpaulin top and sides with extensive use of reclaimed body parts and panels models "73" and "415" : Chuck, hood, fenders, windshield, cargo area, seats. At the rear, a longitudinal seat, put the boxes with trays of shells and artillery equipment with the full weight to 250kg. In addition, the body also placed six of the calculation. Spare wheel installed in the front wings, as "phaeton" . The fuel tank was placed under the front seat, and later moved it out - to starboard.
October 7, 1941 has begun staffing the party and run-assembled to form a highly mobile 61-417 antitank batteries, consisting of guns, produced Sormovo artzavodom 92.
According to the memoirs B. Grachev, 61-417 to become available were distilled at artzavod, where they were fastened 57 mm anti-tank guns with Chuck and sent to the front. In December 1941, the first such battery (4 cars) took part in the counteroffensive at Moscow. Etod episode is known for the documentary film "Chronicle of a half-century, the year 1941". By the end of the year was released 36 trucks that made it possible to equip them several batteries of 45 mm and 57 mm anti-tank guns.
Should I use the term GAZ-61-416? or 417?
MAFVA Information Officer