PST-72029 1/72 ZiS-5V Soviet WW2 Truck model kitZIS-5 takes its origin from american Autocar truck. In 1931 AMO (Automobil Moscow Obshchestvo (Enterprise)) was rebuilt and began to produce trucks under mark AMO-2 (looks similar to ZIS-5). AMO-2 substituted the first soviet truck AMO-F15. Soon AMO-2 was improved, and new models AMO-3 and AMO-4 appeared. In 1933 AMO was rebuilt again and renamed into ZIS (Zavod imeni Stalina, Plant of Stalin's name) and in Summer first prototypes appeared and since October 1 of 1933 ZIS start serial production of famous ZIS-5, which together with GAZ-AA became main truck of 1930-50's. In 1934 first export batch of 100 ZiS-5 was shipped to Turkey, and this was the begining of Soviet automobile export history. In 1935 the label on radiator was modified. People who investigated ZIS-5 told that real power of engine was less than proclaimed in official documents and equal to 67-68hp. By June 20 of 1941 Red Army had 104200 ZiS-5 trucks. In the autumn of 1941 the production line was stopped and ZIS was moved to Ulianovsk and to Ural (to Miass, Chelyabinsk region), where since 8 VII 1944 new UralZIS plant began to produce this truck. Ulianovsk plant UASZIS produced ZIS-5 from February 1942 to 1944. Already in April 1942 Moscow ZIS restart to produce these trucks also and continued until 1948. UralZIS fitted the truck radiators with own label and produced them till 1955. Beginning from late 1941 all ZIS-5 trucks have got flat fenders and some wooden parts: doors, seats etc.. Bumpers disappeared forever. In war years right headlight disappeared also. In 1947 - 1948 in parallel with new ZIS-150 Moscow plant made ZIS-50 (ZIS-5 with new engine). In 1955 UralZIS modified ZIS-5. It got new engine and oval form fenders, different from pre-war ones. This new model received index UralZIS-355 or ZIS-355. From 1958 to 1965 UralZIS-355M had already modern type cabin. ZIS-5 served also as base for many special trucks. After GAZ-AA it was 2nd place main truck in Red Army in 1933-1943. But if GAZ-AA went a little onto second roles with intensive growth of Lend Lease trucks shipping in 1943-1944, ZIS-5 remained one of main carriers of war loads. People called it "Tryohtonka" for its 3-ton payload.