Today, the Russian army has many more options for using trucks for its own purposes. Both ordinary trucks for transporting personnel and special truck tractors for transporting various types of cargo are used here. All details about the order of trucks can be found on the website. http://tdrusavto.ruwhere are various options for technology.
Returning to the Studebaker US6, it is worth noting that it significantly exceeded the trucks that were produced at that time in the Soviet Union. Its lifting capacity reached almost 2,5 tons with a dead weight of about 4500 kg. Used for the movement of gasoline fuel. In this case, the flow rate at a speed of about 50 km / h reached 39-40 liters per hundred kilometers.
An interesting fact that indicates that the Studebaker US6 was not exploited by the American army itself. The reason here is not at all that the Americans considered this truck worse than the analogs produced by other companies. The true reason is not the coincidence of the parameters of the car engine under the standards that existed at that time.
One of the most famous variations of using Studebaker US6 is the Katyusha rocket launcher. Including from this American car rockets were launched that effectively hit the enemy at a great distance. In addition to the Studebaker US6 rocket launchers were placed on Soviet cars: for example, on the BM-13. Monument "Katyusha" on the chassis Studebaker US6 can be seen in the museum on Poklonnaya Hill in the Russian capital.