On the maps set in the Western European terrain we have a civilian truck available for you to move from one point to another. In the giant fields of Eastern Europe the available vehicle to get you from one point to another (and to take cover behind should someone start shooting at you) is the UNIVERSAL-1 Tractor. The Universal-1 is a Soviet tractor based on the US Farmall F-20 design. A sturdy and easy to maintain tractor it proved itself very useful in all kinds of weather and in all kinds of terrain, but comfortable – it isn’t, so we will advise against using it for longer roadtrips.
How do I get one?
On the maps located in Eastern Europe (so far only Khutor Skirmish) you will find these parked in different places ready for you to jump into and use.
Can I give my friends a ride?
Yes, the driver can give three friends a ride.
Before World War II a number of international tractor makers fought hard to be the dominant brand in both Europe and the Soviet Union. In the 1920s a number of brands fought hard to deliver tractors to Europe and the Soviet Union and Fordson, International Harvester, John Deere and others each delivered thousands of tractors. In 1924 a factory in Leningrad “Красный Путиловец” (Red Putilovets) started to produce a license version of a Fordson tractor called the “Фордзон-путиловец” (Fordson-Putilovets) but the local production was suffering from poor quality and in 1934 the factory started to produce a local version of the International Harvester “Farmall F-20”, under the name “Универсал” (Universal). These were made in different versions with the Universal-1 being the one we have chosen to include in the game. These tractors weren’t the most common, but they were well-liked and very robust and dependable, and a lot of tools became available for them. The production in Leningrad continued until 1940, when it was changed to producing T-34 tanks instead.
What about bikes?
There are of course also bicycles available on the maps in the Eastern European setting!