Soviet ISU-122 Assault Gun

Soviet ISU-122 Assault Gun

The ISU-122 was a Soviet tank destroyer of World-War Two, based on the IS-2 tank chassis and armed with the 122 mm A-19S tank gun, which was replaced by the D-25S tank gun in late 1944. Unlike the SU-100 tank destroyer, which remained in Soviet service well into the 1970s and was widely exported, the ISU-122 became redundant after World-War Two.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:35 ZVEZDA 3534
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:56 Warlord Games
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:72 Italeri 7043
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:72 PST 72005
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:72 Pegasus Hobbies 7670
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:72 S-Model 720063
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:72 ZVEZDA 5054
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:76 Red Star RS 49
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:76 Ostmodels R16
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 15 mm Battle Front SU132
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:285 GHQ R35
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:300 Heroics&Ros S28
  • ISU-122 M.44 Assault Gun, 1:300 Irregular Miniatures WWTR19
  • ISU-122.S M.45 Assault Gun, 1:30 OGONEK
  • ISU-122.S M.45 Assault Gun, 1:72 Hobby Master 0980752
  • ISU-122.S M.45 Assault Gun, 1:72 PST 72006
  • ISU-122.S M.45 Assault Gun, 1:76 Ostmodels R17
  • ISU-122.S M.1945 Assault Gun, 1:100 Roskopf 8

Technical Specifications

  • ISU-122
  • Type: Self-Propelled Gun, Tank Destroyer
  • Motor: 12-cyl. 4-stroke diesel model V-2IS with 520 hp (382 kW)
  • Speed: 37 km/h on roads
  • Fuel Capacity: 500 l, plus 4 × 90 l external tanks
  • Driving Range: 220 km, 370 km with external tanks
  • Overall Length: 9850 mm
  • Width: 3070 mm
  • Height: 2480 mm
  • Weight: 45.500 kg
  • Main Armament: 122 mm A-19S Tank Gun with 30 rounds
  • Armour Penetration at 0-100 m:
    • A.P.H.E. (1941) 145 mm
    • H.V.A.P. (1942) 205 mm
    • H.E.A.T. (1944) 200 mm
    • A.P.D.S. (1945) 261 mm
  • Secondary Armament: 12.7 mm DShK Machine Gun (250 rounds)
  • Crew: Commander, Driver, Gunner, Loader/Radio Operator, and (optional) 2nd Loader
  • Production: April 1944–1945 (1150 units)

Historical Employment

  • Soviet Army, 1944–1960s
  • Polish People’s Liberation Army, 1945–1960s
  • Chinese People’s Liberation Army

Possible Conversions

  • ISU-T Armoured Recovery Vehicle
  • BTT-1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle, 1959
  • BTT-1T Armoured Recovery Vehicle, 1960

The ISU-122 was a successful tank destroyer based on the IS tank chassis. After World-War Two, many ISU-122 were converted to armoured recovery vehicles.

Soviet Red Army Miniatures of World War Two