A Soviet ambulance car GAZ 55 from 1939. Four cylinders, 3.28 L, 50 HP, 70 km/h

The GAZ-55 is an ambulance that was produced by the Gorki Auto Plant from 1935 to 1952. It was based on the GAZ-AA truck. The vehicle was widely used in the Great Patriotic War as an ambulance, although the GAZ-MM truck was also used in carrying injured troops. The truck was slightly heavier than the original truck on which it was based on.

Production continiued even after the war until 1952, when it was finally discontiniued without a direct replacement. An ambulance version of the GZA 651 was supposed to get build but only 5 vehicles were ever built and it did not entered the production stage.

GAZ or Gorkovsky avtomobilny zavod is a Russian automotive manufacturer located in Nizhny Novgorod, formerly known as Gorky (Горький) (1932–1990). It is the core subsidiary of GAZ Group Holding, which is itself part of Basic Element industrial group. JSC Russian Machines is the controlling shareholder in OAO GAZ.

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