Rozanov’s Destroyer Tank of Heavy Type

Soviet Union (1944) Heavy Tank Destroyer – Drawings Only The efforts and hardships that nations endure during war, both military and civilian alike, are often tied with compassion and the patriotic will to help out. This also included the design of tens, if not hundreds, of drawings and proposals of tanks and armored combat vehicles…

Object 212 SPG

Soviet Union (1940-1941) Heavy Self-Propelled Gun – Only Components Built Even after the KV-2 entered service with the Soviet military, its mediocre concrete penetration still left the Soviet artillery units craving for a more powerful bunker buster after the encounters with the Finnish Mannerheim Line. Development would lead to the Object 212 SPG, but due…

T-27 37 mm Projects

Soviet Union (1931) Experimental Self-Propelled Gun – At Least 2 Prototypes Built, Possibly A Small Production Series During the 1920s, the Soviet Army was rather poorly armed and equipped. As it was slowly built, the need for armored vehicles, such as tanks, arose. The initial attempt to develop domestic tank design failed, as the Soviets…

SU-45

Soviet Union (1935) Self-Propelled Gun – 1 Prototype Built Prior to the Second World War, the Soviets were experimenting and developing a series of projects intended to improve the performance of already existing armored vehicles. One of these projects was an attempt to resolve the issues with the weak armament of Soviet amphibious tanks. This…

GAZ-68 / KSP-76

Soviet Union (1943-1944) Wheeled Infantry Support Gun – 1 Built The SU-76 remains, to this day, one of the most well-known Soviet self-propelled guns of the Second World War. Yet, at the start of its production, it was plagued by unreliability and mechanical issues caused by its drivetrain. Thus, production was halted at only 560…

Object 704

Soviet Union (1945) Heavy Self-Propelled Gun – 1 Prototype Built The SU-152 and ISU-152 were, and still are, well known for their massive guns and impressive claimed capabilities against German tanks such as the Tiger and Panther. That is how they got their nickname “Zveroboy”, meaning beast killer. However, that was more related to propaganda…

ISU High Power Gun Projects (ISU-122-1, ISU-152-1, ISU-152-2, ISU-130, ISU-122-3)

Soviet Union (1944-1945) Heavy Tank Destroyers – 5 Prototypes Built Dedicated Beast Slayers In mid-1944, the Red Army recognized that it might need tanks that could consistently and reliably destroy the Wehrmacht’s most well-armored tanks. The Red Army fielded few tanks that could destroy the King Tiger, Elefant, and Jagdtiger reliably from medium-long ranges. Although…