I'm happy to announce release of a further Spanish Civil War AFV in 1:72nd scale: 1937 Chevrolet AAC, an armored car developed and built by loyalist forces in Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War. Heavily inspired on Soviet BA-6s, some 60 to 90 Chevrolet AACs were built at Hispano-Suiza factory in Barcelona, using General Motors chassis as well as armour from Sagunt blast furnaces.
Its main differences to Soviet BA-6 were its turret, engine access doors, mudguard profile, wheels and (quite importantly) its Chevrolet engine, that was some 10 HP more powerful than that of their Soviet counterparts.
After the Ebro Battle, where Nationalists destroyed 17 Chevies and captured other 18, all the remaining Chevrolet AAC that were still in Catalonia were pulled back to the French border, where they were given to the French border forces. France used them shortly afterwards with low casualties, although some 20 of them were captured by the Germans - who in turn reused them in Operation Barbarossa up to the the Battle of Moscow. According to some sources, a few went in hands of the Spanish Blue Division and were used in Leningrad whereabouts.
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