Trumpeter Military Models 1/16 Soviet Su100 Tank Destroyer Kit
THIS ITEM IS TOO HEAVY TO SHIP TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS
It was developed in 1944 as an improvement to the SU-85, built on the same chassis as the T-34-85 tank. It was designed and built at the UZTM in Yekaterinburg. The SU-100 quickly proved itself to be among the best self-propelled anti-tank guns of World War II, able to penetrate 125 mm of vertical armor from a range of 2,000 m and the sloped 85 mm front armor of the German Panther from 1,500 m. After intensive testing with different models of 100 mm gun Soviet engineers approved the D-10S gun for mass production. The hull of SU-100 had major improvements over the SU-85; the thickness of the front armor was increased from 45 to 75 mm and the commander's workplace was made in a small sponson on the right side of the hull; combined with the commander's cupola this greatly improved the commander's effectiveness. For better ventilation two ventilator units were installed, instead of only one as in the SU-85. Mass production began in September 1944.
- 1100 parts, refined detail
- Multi-slide molded lower hull
- Full interior details
- Individual track links
- Photo-etched parts
- Copper cable
- Decals and painting guide for (3) vehicles.