The SU-85 (Samohodnaya Ustanovka 85) was a Soviet self-propelled gun used during World War II, based on the chassis of the T-34 medium tank. Earlier Soviet self-propelled guns were meant to serve as either assault guns, such as the SU-122, or as tank destroyers; the SU-85 fell into the latter category. The designation “85” means the bore of the vehicle’s armament, the 85 mm D-5S gun.
The SU-85 was a modification of the earlier SU-122 self-propelled howitzer, essentially replacing the 122 mm M-30S howitzer of the SU-122 with a D-5T high-velocity 85 mm antitank gun. The D-5T was capable of penetrating the Tiger I from 1000 m. The vehicle had a low profile and excellent mobility. Initially given an armored commander’s cap on the first batch, the SU-85’s observational optics were improved by the introduction of a standard commander’s cupola – the same as on the T-34/76 model 1942 – in addition to the already existing prismatic observation sights installed in left side and rear. On later vehicles, the same optics were added, allowing all-around observation.
A 3D Printed Board Game Miniature Piece for a variety of board games, such as;
- Axis and Allies
Approximate Dimensions: 12 mm wide x 28 (incl barrel) mm long x 9 mm height
Approximate Weight: 1 gram
Color: Red Brown