The first Soviet truck AMO F-15. Made in 1925. A total 7,268 copies made. The carrying capacity is 1500. The speed is 50 km / h. Power – 36 hp.  ZiL Museum, Moscow

The AMO-F-15 was a light truck based on the Italian Fiat 15Ter at the AMO-plant in Moscow in the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s. It was the first Soviet truck to be produced in the first series, with a total of more than 6,000 units made between 1924 and 1931. Different models were built based on the vehicle: flatbed trucks, omnibuses, fire engines, ambulances and armored versions for the military.

Produced under licence, the production of the truck was originally meant to began shortly after the October Revolution in 1917. Because of the events of the first world war, AMO initially had to limit itself to assembling components purchased from Fiat. Independent series production of the AMO-F-15, which was a replica of the Fiat F-15, did not begin until 1924.

Various changes were made to the vehicle over the course of the production history. Between 1925 and 1926 the shape of the radiator changed, since 1927 there was a new shape of the fenders and a fixed canopy. In 1928, an electrical lighting system and a horn were installed for the first time; In 1930 the steering wheel was moved to the left.

6,285 trucks built up to 1931 were produced, 3,227 of them in the penultimate year of production. From 1930 a new truck type was produced with the AMO-2 and in October 1931 with the appearance of the AMO-3 the production of the AMO-F-15 was stopped.

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