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The retro automobiles

The Introduction
«Dixi DA1»
«Combat vehicle of salvo fire BM-13 (Katusha)»
«M-72 (motorcycle with the side-car)»
«GAZ-20 (Pobeda)»
«GAZ-21 (Volga)»
«GAZ-12 (ZIM)»
«ZAZ-965A Zaporozhets»
«Russo-Balt-K12/20» (Россия 1911)
Photo automobile. Russo-Balt-K12/20

One of four passenger models, which were being let out from 1909 through 1915 by Russian-Baltic carriage plant in Riga. The feature of design: poured from the aluminum alloy crankcases and gearbox, steering wheel with five knitting needles, the suspension of rear wheels on the trichetvert'ellipticheskikh springs.

Engine: 4-cylinder
Working volume: 2211 cm3
Power: 20 hp
Gearbox: 3
Distance between axises: 2855 mm
Mass: 1180 kg
Speed: 60 km/h
Body: four-place
Type: "torpedo"
Designer: J. Pottera
Are prepared about 300 automobiles of this model. Machine is otrestavrirovana by institute NAMI and is exposed in the automobile division of polytechnic museum (Moscow). This - only "Rousso-Balt", who was preserved in entire peace to the present.
Photos: Y. Povolotskiy
Text: L. Shugurov
© "Planet", 1988
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