Tamiya Military 1/35 Russian SU85 Tank Destroyer Kit
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This is a model kit of the iconic SU-85 Russian tank, originally released in 1975. The real-life subject was introduced at the Battle of Kursk in 1943. The newly designed SU-85 which was based on the successful SU-122 came armed with the D-5S-85A, the 1939 anti-aircraft 51.5 caliber 85mm D-5 gun which was redesigned for anti-tank use. D-5 guns were developed in the same manner as German 88mm anti-tank guns equipped on German Tiger I and Jagdpanther tanks, as both guns were based on anti-aircraft guns. The SU-85's armor-piercing shell weighed 9.02kg, had a velocity of 792m/s, and could knock out tanks with 100mm thick armor at 1000m. The SU-85s hull featured a sloped front armor with the fighting compartment offset to the right. After the liberation of Kiev in December 1943, the SU-85 faced off Panther and Jagdtiger tanks and held its own thanks to its 85mm gun. The sharp style of the SU-85 with its long gun now comes reproduced as a 1/35 scale model. This kit was first released in 1975.
- T34-design lower hull and large diameter road wheels have been realistically reproduced.
- Belt type parts recreate the tracks and their unique pattern.
- Main gun offers depression and elevation, even after assembly.
- Choose to assemble driver’s and main hatches in open or closed position.
- Comes with a figure in relaxed, seated pose.
- Includes a rich assortment of accessory parts such as fuel cans, spare track links, shovel, blankets and more!
- Decals are included to recreate different tank numbers, symbols and identification markings.