Image: SU-76 Assault Gun (Red Army Photo)
YearDecember 1942
Vehicle TypeLight Assault Gun
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced800
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 76.2mm L/52 M1942 ZIZ-3T Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-3° to +25°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse16° Left & Right (Manual)
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Secondary Armament[@secondary_armament]
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried60 x 76.2mm
Combat Weight10.600 kg
Ground Clearance0.30m
Fording Depth0.89m
Trench Crossing3.12m
Obstacle Clearance0.70m
Climbing Ability25°
ArmourHull Front: 25mm
Hull Sides: 10mm
Hull Rear: 10mm
Hull Top: 7mm
Hull Bottom: 7mm
Gun Compartment:
Gun Mantle: 15mm
Front: 30mm
Sides: 15mm
Rear: 15mm
Top: 7mm
EngineTwin GAZ-202 (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range320 km
Maximum Cross Country Range190 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed45 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed30 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe SU-76 (Samokhodnaya Ustanovka) was a self-propelled gun mounted on the lengthened chassis of the T-70 light tank. The Soviet high command had requested such a vehicle for use in the infantry support role and requested for it to carry the 76.2mm ZiS-3 gun. The gun was enclosed in a fully armoured fighting compartment and had the ability to fire both AP and HE rounds. The SU-76 was found to have many faults which halted production and this resulted in a modified version being produced in the shape of the SU-76M.