SU-100 L Gun
1944 - Soviet T34/85 Medium Tank
Armament: 1 - 85mm gun model
1944 caliber 53
1 - turret mounted 7.62 DT MG
1 - hull mounted 7.62 DT MG
V-12 diesel, 500hp
Later variant with larger 85mm gun required a redesigned turret.
The new turret was roomy enough for a third crewman in the turret to handle
loading of the gun. A cupola for the commander was added. Electric turret
traverse was added. Still in service with many armies today. This tank achieved a tremendous increase
in firepower with little additional weight. The new gun was the equal of the German 88mm KwK.
Over 50,000 produced.