Den BA-10 (Russian: Broneavtomobil 10) was an armored car developed in the Soviet Union in 1938 and produced through 1941. It was the most produced Soviet pre-1941 heavy armored car – 3311 were built in three versions. These versions were the BA-10, the BA-10M (improved version with new radio), and the BA-10ZhD (equipped for dual railway/road use). The basic BA-10 design was developed from the BA-3 and BA-6 heavy armored cars. It had an improved GAZ-AAA chassis and improved armor (up to 15mm at front and turret). It was intended that the BA-10 would be replaced in 1941 by the BA-11 with diesel engine and more sophisticated armor design, but the outbreak of war prevented BA-11 production. The BA-10 was in Red Army service until 1945. Significant numbers of captured BA-10s were used by Finland (at least 24), Germany and other Axis powers in Europe.
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The BA-10 (Broneavtomobil 10) was a Soviet armored car that was developed in 1938 and produced until 1941. It was the most produced heavy armored car of the Soviet Union before World War II, with more than 3000 units built in three variants. The BA-10 had a sloped armor design that improved its protection and reduced its weight. It was armed with a 45 mm gun and two machine guns, and could reach a speed of 53 km/h on roads. The BA-10 also had auxiliary tracks that could be fitted to the rear wheels for better traction on snow or soft ground. The BA-10 saw action in various conflicts, such as the Battle of Khalkhin Gol against Japan, the Soviet invasion of Poland, the Winter War against Finland, and the Eastern Front against Germany. Some BA-10s were captured and used by Finland, Germany, and other Axis powers. The BA-10 was gradually replaced by light tanks in the scouting role during World War II.
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