Rubicon Models - SU-85 or SU-122 Self Propelled Gun
The SU-122 (from Samokhodnaya Ustanovka 122) was a Soviet self-propelled howitzer or assault gun used during World War II built on the chassis of the T-34. It was armed with a 122mm M-30S howitzer. SU-122 production began in December 1942 with 1,150 SU-122s built by summer of 1944.
The SU-85 (Samokhodnaya Ustanovka 85) was a Soviet casemate-style self-propelled gun used during World War II also built on the chassis of the T-34 medium tank. Earlier Soviet self-propelled guns were meant to serve as either assault guns, such as the SU-122, or as tank destroyers; the SU-85 fell into the latter category. The designation “85” signifies the bore of the vehicle’s armament, the 85mm D-5S gun. The SU-85 entered production in mid-1943, with the first vehicles reaching their units by August. When the up-gunned T-34/85 medium tank entered mass production in the spring of 1944, there was no point in continuing production of a tank destroyer without superior firepower, so SU-85 production was stopped in late 1944 after 2,050 vehicles had been produced.
This kit contains;
- Options to build either a SU-122 or SU-85
- Open hatches & elevating gun
- Optional fuel cans
Number of Parts: 59 pieces / 3 spruesNote: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted
Pease note: this kit contains ONE vehicle that can be built as either the SU-85 or SU-122