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SU-100 Tank Destroyer by DarkWizard83 SU-100 Tank Destroyer by DarkWizard83
Built upon the chassis of the T-34 series of tanks and designed to replace the preceeding SU-85 tank destroyer, the SU-100 utilized a 100mm naval gun to pack a devastating tank-killing punch, and possessed substantially thick armor to increase its own survivability in tank-to-tank combat. Thousand's were produced from 1944 onwards, and would go on to be a critical war winning weapon, with large numbers smashing through the German counter-offensive in Hungary and fighting all the way to Berlin. Shortly after it's victory over Nazi Germany's Panzers, the SU-100 saw action with Chinese and North Korean units during the Korean War. As with the T-34 it was based upon, the SU-100 took part in Middle East conflicts of the 1960s and 70s, and small numbers were apparently used by both Serbian and Croatian militias during the Yugoslav civil war of the 1990s.

SU-100 Vehicle Stats:
Type: Tank destroyer
Manufacturer: Ural Heavy Machinery Factory, post-war Czech state factories
First deployed: September 1944

Crew: 4
Length: 9.45 m
Width: 3 m
Height: 2.25 m
Weight: 31.6 tons

Armor: 75mm
Armament: 1 x 100mm D-10S gun
Ammo stowage: 34 rounds

Powerplant: W-2/34 500hp V-12 diesel engine
Max speed: 50 km/h
Max range: 310km

Operators: Soviet Union; (post-war) Afghanistan, Angola, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Egypt, Finland, Hungary, Iraq, Mongolia, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Syria, Vietnam, Yugoslavia.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks menacing-looking sitting there. :D
WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
SU-100 had an impressive firepower, but also a serious flaw - it was unsuitable for urban combat. They had trouble to turn in narrow streets. For this purpose, SU-122 would be a better choice, since its low accuracy wouldn't be a problem in close-range combat and the short barrel would allow it to fit between buildings.
vincent325 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
That's 1 hell uv a barrel!
Zombiefied310 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
You think that's a barrel look at the T95 super heavy tank destroyer
TwistedMixoXX Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
this tank was a difficult opponent
in those days
ArtClaim Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
one of the best tankhunter ever build
the M10 can not come close to this
maybe only the hunting tiger can beat the SU-100
but the hunting tiger is more a pice of megalomania
like the "Maus" Tank
Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Love the SU-100 I have the 1/35 scale kit from dragon Models Gotta find time to build it
6Sh00t3r Featured By Owner May 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. Quite a history there. Looks cool. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Heh heh... Thats a big gun you got there. :XD: :lmao:
Gary-Garrisson Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
Love the Su-100, Some sources say the tank wasn't capable of piercing Tiger 1's thick front armor.
Looks cool with all those dents and rust.
inquisitorC Featured By Owner May 21, 2006   Photographer
Naval gun! :eyepopping: The barrels almost as long as the tank itself cant have been to good in Berlin
DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
Yeah, that was a big problem for a lot of the tanks moving into Berlin - the tight street corners made it hard to turn, plus when you had thousands of guys armed with Panzerfaust and Panzershrecks just waiting for a big target like that to roll up...

Of course, the Soviets decided the best way to solve that problem was to blow everything up in their path...
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner May 20, 2006
The T34 itself lived on all the way to the Bosnian conflict. Hell of a chassis.
DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
Indeed. I was pretty amazed to learn about how many WWII-stock vehicles were used in that war and are still used around the world today - Shermans, M3 Halftracks, Greyhounds, it's incredible.
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
I know the Isrealis use the chassis of Shermans in their 155mm self-propelled artillery. Or at least they did until recently. I'd have to check my latest Janes book to see if they're still listed.

It's hard to beat reliable and sturdy work.
DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
Ah, I love the Jane's books. :)
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
I've got three different versions of the same book now. Just bought the newest one this past week. Haven't looked through it yet, but I shall. :D
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PENTAX Corporation
PENTAX Optio 50
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Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 8, 2006, 2:41:13 PM