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The SU-100 Tank Destroyer

This SU-100 Russian Soviet Tank Destroyer SPG can be found at the Deutsches Panzermuseum in the small military town of Munster, Germany.

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SU-100 Russian Soviet Tank Destroyer SPG

The SU-100 tank destroyer development history

The SU-85 Tank Destroyer was developed after the German army had a nasty surprise during operation Barbarossa, when their Panzer III & IV tanks ran inlớn Russian KV-1 and T 34/76 tanks. The German tank"s armour was too thin & their guns could not penetrate the frontal armour of these new Soviet weapons.

The German"s response was the Tiger tank, followed by the Panther tank. It was now the Soviet army that had problems penetrating the thick armour of enemy tanks.. The Russians needed an interyên solution fast whilst bigger and better tanks were being developed and produced.

The German"s had found out in Polvà that their 88 milimet flak gun was extremely good at killing enemy tanks. This is why they put it in the Tiger tank. The Russian"s 85 milimet anti-aircraft gun also had very good tank armour penetrating power. It was converted into lớn an anti-tank gun.

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Spare fuel tanks were fitted to lớn the rear of the SU-100 Russian Soviet Tank Destroyer. Crews had to lớn manually transfer the fuel to lớn the internal tanks when they were running low. There was no internal switch.

The original plan was to lớn put the D-5S 85 milimet anti-tank gun straight onto lớn the T 34 tank"s turret but it was just too big. It had to lớn be totally redesigned and this took time. Eventually the very effective sầu T34/85 tank with the rollout of the Russian factories. Whilst the Soviet generals were waiting for that to happen, they came up with the idea of mounting 85 mm anti-tank gun onto lớn a T 34 chassis in a tank destroyer configuration.

This was going to lớn be the first Russian tank destroyer. They had built infantry tư vấn assault guns before, notably the SU-122, that were designed lớn fire high explosive sầu rounds rather than armour piercing shells. The SU-76 was used as field artillery & also as an assault gun to lớn breach German strong points. Both these self-propelled guns could fire armour piercing shells but not at very high velocity. The SU-85 was designed to lớn hunt & kill tanks, nothing else.

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The SU-100 Tank Destroyer had a better Commanders Cupola than the SU-85

It was a purely stop gap vehicle as a way of getting this 85 mm anti-tank gun inlớn a di động armoured tracked platform, onlớn the battlefield, lớn take on the mighty German Tiger tank as quickly as possible. The SU-85 tank destroyer was only in production for a very short space of time, just two years between 1942-1944. By the time the T34/85 was in full production. There was no need to lớn continue making the SU-85.

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The first SU-85 Tank Destroyers to take part in active sầu service reached the battlefield combat units lớn take part in the counter-attack after the first German assault in the Kursk area of Russia in August 1943. They were deployed in support of other tanks or together in what the Russians called flying hunter squads.

They were often attached lớn command tanks. When information was received about problematic groups of German Tiger or Panther tanks, that the T 34"s and KV-1s were having difficulty dealing with, they would be dispatched lớn that location.

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The rear armour was slopped on SU-100. It was bolted và hinged for access to the engine.

History has a way of repeating itself. Just when the Russians believed they no longer needed a tank destroyer, their tanks came across the German Ferdinand and Jagdpanther tank destroyer, followed by the King Tiger tank and the Jagdtiger. These vehicles were difficult for the T34/85 tanks lớn knoông xã out.

The Russian engineers knew they needed to lớn work on a better anti-tank gun. They developed the D-10S 100mm anti-tank gun. It was rushed inkhổng lồ service on T 34 tank chassis as a tank destroyer whilst bigger and better tanks lượt thích the Joseph Stalin IS-2 tank was being developed. The SU-100 tank destroyer was another stop gap solution just like its baby brother the SU-85.

The new gun could knoông xã out the sloping armour on the Panther tank at 1500m away, which is just under a mile. It was also able to lớn penetrate 125 mm of vertical armour at a range of 2,000m (1.2 miles). Which meant it could kill any Tiger I tank front on. It was not just the gun on the SU-100 tank destroyer that was improved. The frontal sloping armour was increased from the 45 milimet on the SU-85 to 75 milimet thichồng but still had the same hard khổng lồ see low profile.

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These pipes at th rear of the SU-100, by the right of the rear red navigation light at the bachồng of the tank destroyer, were used khổng lồ pump out smoke.

The SU-100 saw extensive service during the latter part of the Second World War. Many were used in Hungry during the battle of Lake Balaton. By early 1945, the SU-100 và totally replaced the SU-85s. After the war both these two tank destroyers were used to equip satellite communist countries, lượt thích Poland, East Germany, Hungary & Romania, during the early years of the Cold War. They were withdrawn from active Soviet service in 1957. Many were exported around the world.

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The front sloping armour was upgraded khổng lồ 75mm on the SU-100 TD

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Spare traông xã was bolted lớn the front of the SU-100 for extra protection.

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