The US6 2.5-ton truck produced by the Studebaker company did not meet the requirements of the US Army, and in 1941 the Americans offered these vehicles to the Soviet Union. The new ally was not in a position to refuse or choose, moreover by local standards, these 4 × 6 and 6 × 6 trucks were very good. Of the 219,882 Studebakers US6 produced in various modifications 187,200 went in the USSR in 1942-1945, which helped significantly increase the mobility of the Red Army.
The new owners loaded 3.5-4 tons on reliable and undemanding «Studebakers», using the vehicles not only for transporting goods, but also as artillery tractors, chassis for the famous multiple launch rocket system «Katyusha» BM-8, BM-13 and BM-31, as well as water, oil and petrol tankers.
The stories about how these trucks work and fight had a good effect on the image of the Studebaker company. In exactly the same way, for example, the aircraft manufacturer Bell advertised the success of the Airacobras on the Soviet-German front in the American press throughout the war. Below are promotional materials highlighting the success of American Studebakers overseas.