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Tank destroyer

ISU-122

Description

Heavy self-propelled gun. These heavy self-propelled guns, along with the ISU-152, were based on the JS-1, but instead mounted a 122mm A-19 cannon, model 1937. 

The first 122mm self-propelled guns entered combat in February 1944. With a sighting range of 4000 meters, it could penetrate armor plate 150mm thick. Thus it possessed intense destructive power. In the summer of 1944, self-propelled guns would participate in Operation Bagration, where the ISU-122 proved its battle-readiness, and successfully struck and decimated their many targets, among them enemy Tigers. 

In total, just over 1700 units were produced.

Characteristics

4 men
46.0 tons
6.54 m
3.07 m
2.48 m
35 km/h
220 km
122mm А-19С