The Soviet Union"s first assault gun to be produced was a machine armed with a 122 mm
howitzer called the SU-122. It was designed by engineer E.W. Wilniszczikov with the assistance
of F.F. Pietrov, the king of Russian gun designers, who had designed the 122 mm gun. This was
an excellent howitzer with a range of 11,800 m, muzzle velocity of 515 m/sec and rate of fire of 5
or 6 rounds/min. The SU-122 self propelled gun was similar in shape to the German StuG III
armed with the short barreled 75 mm gun. With its bulky recoil mechanism and mantlet, the first
production SU-122 was quite unsightly. The final production model, however, featured refined
semi spherical recoil mechanism and gun shield. The SU-122 assault gun first saw action in the
Battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943 and played a large role in the march to Berlin.
- Professionally finished model of the Russian SU-122 tank destroyer, pre-painted with markings
- Overall dark green paint scheme is expertly weathered for a life-like display.
- Unique markings depict a SU-122 produced at Ural Heavy Machinery Factory (UTZM) in
Summer 1943 and distinguishes this finished model from the assembly kit version.
- Die-cast chassis provides a sense of volume for enhanced realism.
- Includes special numbered display base with nameplate, making this a great collectible.