Tamiya 35072 1/35 scale Russian Tank Destroyer SU-85.
This is a model kit of the iconic SU-85 Russian tank, originally released in 1975. The real-life subject was introduced at the Battle of Kursk in 1943. The newly designed SU-85 which was based on the successful SU-122 came armed with the D-5S-85A, the 1939 anti-aircraft 51.5 calibres 85mm D-5 gun which was redesigned for anti-tank use. D-5 guns were developed in the same manner as German 88mm anti-tank guns equipped on German Tiger I and Jagdpanther tanks, as both guns were based on anti-aircraft guns. The SU-85's armour-piercing shell weighed 9.02kg, had a velocity of 792m/s, and could knock out tanks with 100mm thick armor at 1000m. The SU-85s hull featured a sloped front armor with the fighting compartment offset to the right. After the liberation of Kiev in December 1943, the SU-85 faced off Panther and Jagdtiger tanks and held its own thanks to its 85mm gun. The sharp style of the SU-85 with its long gun now comes reproduced as a 1/35 scale model. This kit includes parts for the assembly of one plastic model kit. The set requires both glue and paint in order to be completed. Paints and glue are not included. For modelers aged 14 and older