ZIS-115 Limousine: Meet Stalin’s first armored car

This armored limousine ZIS-115 takes us back to the 1940 and has the distinction of being the first armored car for the upper class of the Soviet party-Govt. elite. Made in 1946-47, it was a limited edition as merely 32 copies were made to ferry Joseph Stalin around. Apart from central fog lamp, two special alarm lights, larger tires without white sides, a big cut of a rear wing from outer side for big wheels mounting and cloud window glasses, the ZIS-115 limousine doesn’t have great differences to its prototype, ZIS-110.

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stalins first armored car 2

ZIS-115 has all the modern security features of that time including armor protection dubbed the ‘armor capsule,’ presenting a sole armor cover sheathed with body panels from outside, air conditioner, and window glasses as thick as 7,5cm. ZIS-115 was six feet in length, weighs 4280kg and has the top speed at 120 km/h. However, its fuel economy is what you’ll surely look down upon as it uses 27,5 l for 100km run. Additionally, Stalin never used any of the 32 cars for more than two days and the one pictured above is deemed to be the last one of those who conveyed Stalin.

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stalins first armored car 0
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stalins first armored car 1
stalins first armored car
stalins first armored car
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stalins first armored car 3
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stalins first armored car 4
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stalins first armored car 5
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