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Siberian Soldier

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#1 12 years ago

Did a quick search and didn't see any threads on this topic. This looks like an awesome tank destoyer that was much better than the SU-76. Able to penetrate 125 mm of vertical armor from a range of 2,000 metres. Granted, it was only used in the last year of the war, but it would be nice to see it in a map or two. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SU-100




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#2 12 years ago

Yeah, it's basically an SU-85 with a heavier and longer gun, and i would like to see them both. su85.gif SU-85 su100.gif SU-100 The SU-85 was introduced in august 1943, itself being a conversion of the SU-122, replacing the 122mm assault gun with a 85mm high-velocity AT-gun, and was well able to penetrate the flanks of both Panthers and Tigers




RN_Max

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#3 12 years ago

Should be feasible, both the SU-122 and SU-100 are in the BFE:WaW FH minimod model archives from past campaigns.




MR.X`

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#4 12 years ago

More like an Su-85 on a different chassis, with a much better gun, with better armor.

This is one of those grey area tanks. It of combat, but only in the end of the war, mainly around Lake Balaton (sp?) in 1945. It should be added, but must also be low priority.




Mp5-Killa

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#5 12 years ago

You're not completely correct there USMA - as far as I am aware, the Su-100 was also based on the T-34 chassis. However I'd agree with you, it had an excellent gun and good frontal armour and a very low profile. As far as I know the 100mm gun which was on the SU-100 was one of the best anti-tank guns of the war.




Major Hartmann

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#6 12 years ago

Yep, the gun was actually a naval one, modified for use in tanks. One of the most potent cannons that were developed at that time. Only drawback is the two part ammo, which gravely reduced firing rate (on the other hand single part ammo would be hell to lift), and the lack of availability of shells for this gun.




emonkies

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#7 12 years ago

IIRC late SU-85 and early SU-100's share the same chassis.

I would not say the Soviet 100mm is the best A/T gun of WW2. But is is definately in the top 4 hall of fame.

1) German 88mm L/71

2) British 17lbr

3) US 90mm L/70

4) Soviet 100mm L/56

The US 76mm gun used on the M10 TD and M4A3/76 was based on a US Navy 3" gun.




Major Hartmann

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#8 12 years ago

Hmm, never heard of the 90mmL70 actually being used anywhere in WWII. I'd replace that with the L52 version, but on the same position in the list due to better rate of fire then the 100mm.




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#9 12 years ago

The L70 was used on the M26, wasn't it?

Anyway, a Su-100 would be great for a few way-end-of-WWII battles (Jagdtiger, anyone?)




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#10 12 years ago

It was used only on the Super Pershings (T26A3E2?)

OK OK only two were ever made but one did see combat and destroyed a Panther frontally at IIRC about 2500m.

I will have to look up the data when I get home to make sure but I want to say SU-85 first saw action round August 1944 in Ukraine and SU-100 entered service January 1945.

A FH2 version of the Seelow Heights map with SU-85/100's and SU/ISU-152's would rock.