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Soviet YA-12 Artillery Tractor Early Production
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.

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Manufacturer: MiniArt Models
Stock Number: MIA 35052
Scale: 1/35
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

The YA-12 - light artillery tractor was developed by NATI designers and launched at the Yaroslavskiy Avtomobilniy Zavod YaAZ - Yaroslav Automobile Plant. The YA-11 was developed first but Gorkovskiy Avtomobilniy Zavod GAZ - Gorky Automobile Plant could not produce the required quantity of engines for the YA-11 and production had to be stopped.

In 1943 Soviet Union had received large quantities of the U.S. made GMC-4-71 4-cylinder 2-stroke 110hp engine under the Lend Lease Contract. The availability of these engines allowed for a renewed production of YA-11 design under the new designation YA-12.

The serial production of YA-12 started in August of 1943 and till the end of 1943 285 tractors were produced. By the the end of war that number had reached 1666. In 1945 Red Army 1270 YA-12 tractors in use.

YA-12 tractors were used for towing such guns as the 100-mm field guns BS-3, 122-mm corps guns A-19, 122-mm howitzers M-30, 152-mm howitzers ML-20 and 203-mm heavy howitzers B-4.

YA-12 artillery tractors were in service of the Soviet and Czechoslovak Armies until the mid 1950s.

Highly detailed model
  • All New Tooling. Up-to-date technology using sliding moulds.
  • Fully-detailed engine compartment and chassis
  • Workable tracks
  • Workable chassis
  • Authentic wooden texture
  • 458 parts
  • 37 PE parts
  • Decals included
  • Full-color instruction

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