SU-100 – Soviet SPG in Egyptian Service

Brickmania
$300.00
Current Stock:
19
SKU:
BKM1095
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days
Weight:
3.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Nathan Parker
Piece Count:
645 LEGO® and BrickArms® Elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

About the SU-100 – Soviet SPG in Egyptian Service:

The SU-100 was a Soviet-built tank destroyer that entered service in 1944. It replaced the older SU-85, which could not penetrate the sloped armor of the more advanced German tanks. The development of the more powerful SU-100 was centered around the 100mm D10 antitank gun. This arm could penetrate up to 120 mm in armor at a distance of 2,000 meters. The Soviets also added a thicker frontal glacis and a redesigned casemate with more aggressive frontal sloping—which hampered crew comfort. Over 2,300 SU-100s were built by the end of World War II.

Like many Soviet war machines, their service did not end when the war ended. Many continued service throughout the Cold War. The Soviet Union equipped Warsaw Pact nations as well as other allies with the older machines. This included Egypt and other Arab armies. The SU-100M was used by the Egyptian army in conflicts such as the 1956 Suez Crisis, 1967 Six Day War, and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The SU-100 saw action at the battle of Abu-Ageila against the Israeli Defense Forces in 1967. The Egyptian Army—using World War II era Soviet armor—was overwhelmed by the modern tanks of the Israelis. The SU-100 was a dominant force at the end of World War II but was outmatched by the modern tanks of the West.

Specifications:

Weight: 31.6 tons (69,665 lbs)
Width: 3 m (9 ft 10 in)
Height: 2.25 m (7 ft 5 in)
Crew: 4 – commander/radio operator, gunner, loader, and driver
Armor: 75 mm (3 in)
Armament: 100 mm gun
Engine: V-12 diesel engine 500 hp (370 kW)
Operational range: 500 km (310 mi)
Speed: 48 km/h (30 mph)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Smooth rolling Brickmania® Track Links™ and an Egyptian desert color scheme make this tank the centerpiece of your collection. Multiple opening hatches and engine cover, as well as a posable gun and brick built fuel canisters round out this unique tank kit.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Nathan Parker
645 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
1x custom minifig
33 additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate skill level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.