4 A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

Posted on August 5, 2018 by tim


This is full wheel drive WW2 era mass rocket launching truck. First truck base built in 1939. Was a first Soviet 4×4 truck. But started series product only in 1948. Now restored and photos from Russian magazine:

The armor plates on roof of cabin.

Rear view

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During march crew sits on folding seats. Commander sits in a cab of truck with driver.

This has “Katyusha” BM-14 rocket launcher. Can be raised 50 degree up or turn left right 70 degrees, has 17 rocket slots.

Shoots 140 mm turbojet projectile M-14D.

In front has a winch and gas tank armor.

The engine is 6 cylinder 3.5 liter  built on base American Dodge D5 motor.

Four wheel drive and manual 4 speed transmission

Inside truck was like its civil counterparts.

Production last till 1968. 474,000 cars made (civil mainly).

Photos from KolesaRu site:

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4 Responses to “A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]”

  1. Horse says:

    Beautiful restoration, VERY well done!

    It would be great if it could be brought to the U.S., to be shown.

  2. Chac Mool says:

    Good job of preservation of a historic (and frightening) weapon.

    That sound…!

  3. Observer says:

    That’s a nice restoration, with the Soviet Navy ensign.

    There’s a YouTube video of the sound of a Katyusha rocket attack. Scary thing indeed.

  4. Avocado Advocate says:

    Katyusha rockets in devastating action. And howling…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bWt81vhIyY

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