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Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: SU-100 Part 1


By the end of 1943, Soviet leadership was seeking an up-gunned tank destroyer, given that the SU-85's gun wasn't enough to counter the thick armor on German tanks of the time. This led to the introduction of the SU-100, and though still based on the T-34 chassis, it featured a much more powerful 100mm cannon.

Take a look at the SU-100 with the Chieftain, and gain insight into what made this tank destroyer see service well after WWII.

Big Mantlet, big gun, big hatch!