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1/35 Soviet Tank Destroyer ISU-122

Manufactured by: Zvezda Models

SKU: ZV 3534
Price: AU$36.95

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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    As the tanks of World War II grew bigger and stronger, the need for more powerful weapons to destroy them also grew. One solution was the so-called "tank destroyer": basically a massive cannon mounted on tracks. While these vehicles offered more firepower than any tank, the fact that they did not have a turret left them vulnerable to more manoeuvrable vehicles and infantry attacks.

    The ISU-122 was built on the proven chassis of the IS-2 heavy tank, which it shared with the ISU-152 self-propelled howitzer. When Soviet production of hulls exceeded their ability to produce the large ML-20S howitzers, the decision was made to install the smaller 122mm A-19S gun in the extra hulls, and the ISU-122 was born.

    The new tank destroyer was equipped with a full-enclosed armoured cockpit. The 122mm gun could be used to destroy both enemy tanks and fortifications. For this purpose, ISU-122s were supplied to special assault groups. Production of the ISU-122 ended as the war drew to a close. After the war, most of the surviving ISU-122s were refitted as rocket launchers.

    • Manufactured by: Zvezda Models
    • SKU: ZV 3534
    • Package Weight: 365g
    • 0 Units in Stock

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