A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

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:

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

The armor plates on roof of cabin.

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

Rear view

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

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

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

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

Shoots 140 mm turbojet projectile M-14D.

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

In front has a winch and gas tank armor.

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

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

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

Four wheel drive and manual 4 speed transmission

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

Inside truck was like its civil counterparts.

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]

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

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4 thoughts on “A restored WW2 Gaz 63 Rocket launcher [photos]”

  1. 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.

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