This small but powerful self propelled gun was produced in vast quantities by the Soviets in WW2. It used a tried and tested tank chassis with the excellent 76mm gun howitzer, enabling either high explosive bombardment or direct fire with armour piercing shells.
Either way it was a tough vehicle to fight against as it was reliable and a small target, with a big punch.
It was not popular with the crews however, perhaps because it was cramped, cold and had very thin armour. Its crew gave it the nickname “Bitch”.
Our resin and metal model comes with two splendid, if decidely cold, crew.
There’s been a slew of new Soviet releases these past few weeks, like the Komsomolets Armoured Artillery Tractor and the packed to the brim with character Soviet Infantry boxed set of which some of the contents are shown here.