Image: SU-122 (Red Army Photo)
YearDecember 1942
Vehicle TypeAssault Howitzer
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced1.148
Crew5 (Commander, Gunner, Two Loaders & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 122mm L/22.7 M1938 M30S Howitzer
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-3° to +23°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse10° Left & Right (Manual)
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTSh-15
Secondary Armament[@secondary_armament]
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried40 x 122mm
Combat Weight30.900 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: 65mm
Front: 45mm
Sides: 45mm
Rear: 45mm
Top: 20mm
EngineV-2-34 (Diesel)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range300 km
Maximum Cross Country Range150 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed55 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed25 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe SU-122 (Samokhodnaya Ustanovka) was a self-propelled artillery piece mounted on the chassis of the T-34 tank. The Soviets were aware of how successful the German assault guns had been during 1941 and decided on following suit with a version of their own. It mounted a 122mm howitzer in a fully enclosed fighting compartment and was successful in a direct fire role. It could be used against armoured vehicles as well taking out strong points and saw action on every front.