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In the Primorsky Territory, specialists from the storage base for armored weapons of the Eastern Military District (VVO) have begun to restore the Soviet anti-tank self-propelled artillery unit SU-100. The gun mount is based on the legendary T-34 tank.
At the moment, the repairers have completely disassembled the car and assessed the performance of parts and assemblies. The body is being cleaned, the engine and transmission are being troubleshooting. Specialists have a lot of work to do, since most of the machine’s components are not suitable for restoration. Servicemen will look for replacement parts with analogs or make them anew.
The servicemen-repairmen of the seaside base have extensive experience in restoring legendary wartime equipment. Three years ago, specialists in a record short time restored the American medium tank “Sherman” during the Great Patriotic War, which was raised from the bottom of the Barents Sea by divers of the Northern Fleet, to its operational characteristics.
The restored SU-100 “tank destroyer” will replenish the unique museum of armored vehicles of the military unit, which includes more than 20 pieces of equipment from the front-line years.
SU-100 – Soviet anti-tank self-propelled artillery mount of the Second World War period, a class of tank destroyers, medium in weight. The caliber of the gun is 100 mm. It was created on the basis of the T-34-85 medium tank by the Uralmashzavod design bureau in late 1943 – early 1944 as a further development of the SU-85 ACS due to the latter’s insufficient capabilities in the fight against German heavy tanks. The first combat use of the SU-100 took place in January 1945. Subsequently, the SU-100 was used in a number of operations during the Great Patriotic War and the Soviet-Japanese War. In the postwar years, in addition to the USSR, production of the SU-100 was launched in Czechoslovakia. A total of 4011 SPGs of this type were produced.
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