SU-152 “Beast Killer” Heavy Tank Destroyer Rolls Out This Week!
The official release date is Thursday, April 14th but we’re giving you $30 off the MSRP for orders placed anytime this week (and we’ll ship them before the release date should they come out of production early)! CLICK TO ORDER
The SU-152 was a frankenstien’s monster of WWII. In the original design, the Soviets mounted a 152mm Howitzer on the chassis of the KV-1S tank. In later production runs the IS tank chassis was used and the design was redesignated as the ISU-152. The SU-152 found itself in the role of impromptu heavy tank destroyer and rose admirably to the task. It was capable of knocking out the heaviest German armored vehicles. Tigers, Panthers and Elefant tank destroyers all met their doom at the business end of the SU-152. This proficiency earned it the name Zveroboy or “Beast Slayer”.
Although not designed for the role, the SU-152 proved to be a cheap, widely produced and effective heavy tank killer, second only to the SU-100 as an antitank vehicle, as well as highly successful at its intended role against infantry and fortifications. In combat, it was used for two distinct purposes: long-range artillery fire support during assaults by suppressing infantry and destroying pillboxes and AT guns, and as ersatz heavy tank destroyers (usually in ambush). The SU-152 was produced in large numbers throughout 1943, with the first SU-152s being issued to new heavy mechanized gun regiments raised in May 1943. The first regiment arrived at Kursk with only twelve guns, and was brought up to its full strength of twenty-one guns during the fighting.
- Custom Printed WWII Russian Tank Commander minifig
- Three opening turret hatches
- Fully posable gun
- Removable turret roof with semi-detailed interior compartment
- 1/35 scale matches other Brickmania models
- The over-all color scheme of this model is dark gray
- Includes 777 genuine BrickArms® & LEGO® elements
- Advanced skill level (6-8 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania kits are made of new-condition LEGO elements. All kits come disassembled, and include complete full color printed building instructions, and packaged in a sealed box.