YearNovember 1944
Vehicle TypeTank Destroyer
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced1.675
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 100mm L/54 D-10S Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-3° to +20°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun TraverseTraverse: 10° Left 7° Right (Manual)
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTSh-19
Secondary Armament1 x 12.7mm DShK Heavy Machine Gun (AA Mount)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried34 x 100mm & x 1.420 x 12.7mm
Combat Weight31.600 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth1.30m
Trench Crossing2.50m
Obstacle Clearance0.80m
Climbing Ability35°
ArmourHull Front: 45mm
Hull Sides: 45mm
Hull Rear: 45mm
Hull Top: 20mm
Hull Bottom: 20mm
Gun Compartment:
Gun Mantle: 110mm
Front: 75mm
Sides: 45mm
Rear: 45mm
Top: 20mm
EngineV-2-34 (Diesel)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range320 km
Maximum Cross Country Range180 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed48 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed20 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe SU-100 (Samokhodnaya Ustanovka) was developed to replace the SU-85. Once the T-34/85 was available in large numbers, this virtually made the SU-85 redundant as both vehicles mounted the same calibre gun. The Soviets still required a tank destroyer so efforts were put in place to up-gun the SU-85 with a larger gun. The decision was made to mount the 100mm D-10S gun in place of the 85mm weapon and this along with improved frontal armour made for a powerful tank destroyer which could knockout both the Tiger and Panther. The SU-100 was issued in the same way as the SU-85.