The ISU-152 was a Soviet Self-Propelled gun produced in 1943 and nicknamed “Zverboy (The
Beast)”. It had no turret making it necessary to maneuver the entire tank. One of the best uses for
it was as a Tank Destroyer waiting to ambush German vehicles. The ISU-152 was also used in
fire support as long as it was accompanied by heavily armored vehicles. The BL-10 main gun
wasn’t always accurate and slow to aim but it did cause terrific damage if its shell hit the target.


Prior to the battle for Berlin the ISU-152 had proven extremely successful in the capturing of
Budapest and Konigsberg. One use for the ISU-152 was to support other armored vehicles and
had the ability to destroy German Tigers and Panthers. The ISU-152 had no turret and was slow
to turn the entire vehicle and slow to reload but if it got the first shot there was never a need for a
second. The ISU-152 occasionally was used as self-propelled artillery but its starring role in
Berlin was destroying buildings and reinforced defenses.



Specifications for ISU-152

Variants
ISU-152  produced 1943
ISU-152-2  produced 1944
ISU-152 model 1945
ISU-152K  produced 1956
ISU-152M  produced 1959

Crew – 4 or 5

Dimensions
Length – 9.18 m   (30 ft 1 in)
Width – 3.07 m   (10 ft 1 in)
Height – 2.48 m   (8 ft 2 in)

Weight – 47.3 metric tons   (53 U.S, Tons)

Powerplant
ISU-152 - V-2IS diesel engine, 520 hp (382 kW)
ISU-152-K - V-54K diesel engine 520 hp (382 kW)

Speed
ISU-152 - 30 km/h (19 mph) on road, 15-20 km/h cross terrain
ISU-152 model 1945, ISU-152K, ISU-152M - 40 km/h (on road)

Range
ISU-152 - 120 km (cross terrain) (with internal fuel tanks), 170 km (on a road) (maximum) (with
internal fuel tanks)
ISU-152K, ISU-152M - 220 km on road (with two external fuel tanks) 670 km on road (with
internal fuel tanks)


Main Armament
ISU-152 - 152.4 mm ML-20S gun-howitzer (18 rounds)
ISU-152-2 - 152.4 mm BL-8 or BL-10 gun (21 rounds)
ISU-152 model 1945 - 152.4 mm ML-20SM model 1944 gun-howitzer (20 rounds)

Secondary Armament
ISU-152, ISU-152-2, ISU-152K - 12.7 x 108 mm DShK anti-aircraft machine gun (200 rounds)
ISU-152, ISU-152-2 - (300 rounds)
ISU-152K, ISU-152M - 12.7 x 108 mm DshKM anti-aircraft machine gun (300 rounds)
ISU-152 model 1945 - 12.7 x 108 mm DShK anti-aircraft machine gun (300 rounds)
12.7 x 108 mm DShK co-axial machine gun
Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG7053
ISU-152 Tank Destroyer
Soviet Assault Gun Brigade, Berlin 1945
Features:
Fully assembled
True to Scale (1:72)
Die-Cast chassis,
Realistic tracks
Realistic wheels
Highly detailed features
Professionally painted in accurate colors
Weathering
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
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