SU-100 L Gun
1943 - Soviet ISU-152 Heavy Assault Gun
Armament: 1 –
152mm howitzer ML20
V2K, V-12 diesel, 600 hp
An impressive monster, the ISU-152 was one of the first Soviet heavy self-
propelled artillery carriages. Initially, it was based on the KV-1 chassis. When
production of KV-1 ceased, the IS Series chassis was used. Entered service in
1943 in time for the battle of Kursk. Served both as an anti-tank gun and a
heavy assault gun. Fired a 2-piece cartridge at a rate of only 2 shots/min.
Ammunition storage was sparse, requiring supplies by ammunition carriers. Called
"Zveroby" (animal killer) by Soviet tank crews because of the
devastating effect of its 95 Ib. projectile on Panthers, Tigers and Elephants.
Very effective in the Battle of Berlin. Served after the war as late as 1956
where it was used in crushing the Hungarian uprising. Over 700 were produced.
Developed into the ISU-130 post war with a 130mm gun