Stories about weapons. ISU-152 outside and inside


We can say we finally got there! No, there are still a lot of stories about others ahead tanks, SPG and SPAAG, but this is something! ISU-152. "St. John's wort". Although I would call it differently.

If literary, then this is the weapon of Armageddon of that time. The quintessence of death, slow and calm. You can hysteria and try to beat her. Please, as they say. Successes. You can try to escape using speed. No problem. A shell is still faster.

The whole appearance of self-propelled guns speaks about one principle. Tom himself: "We will slowly descend from the hill, slowly crawling over the river, and you Khan."

Say - a lot of emotions. I agree. But even the modern "Msta", which will be discussed a little later, does not cause such feelings. Msta is modern, sophisticated, I don’t know how to say. “Hypericum” is a concentrated brutal, especially when you begin to understand its essence.

And the essence is simple. They took the most powerful howitzer cannon 152-mm (ML-20, what triviality?) And scalded it with an armored hull. And put it on the tank chassis.

The first swallow was called SU-152. The swallow weighed 45,5 tons and was made on the chassis of the KV-1s. Happened. After the removal of the KV-1s from production, the 670 of these heavy assault guns were launched, which could (partially) serve as SAUs.

The swallow successfully rolled the towers of the Tigers and the Panthers on the Kursk Bulge, and if it were not for the frankly weak KV chassis, they probably would have let them go further.

But intelligence reported on the development of new heavy tanks by the Germans (which was true) and a decision was made in a completely Soviet spirit. Higher, farther, stronger or whatever.

Рассказы об оружии. ИСУ-152 снаружи и внутри

ISU-152 is exactly that. The base of the IS, from him and the letter "I" in the title. Due to the smaller width of the IS tank as compared to HF, it was necessary to reduce the slope of the side plates from 250 to 150 to the vertical, and the slope of the stern sheet should be completely eliminated.

At the same time, the thickness of the armor increased from 75 to 90 mm in frontal cutting and from 60 to 75 mm in airborne. Mask guns increased from 60 mm to 100 mm.

In this picture you can estimate the thickness of the armor. Not stingy

A huge advantage of the ISU-152 compared with the CU-152 was the installation of forced exhaust ventilation. When the shutter opened after firing, thick powder smoke similar in texture to sour cream slowly spread on the floor of the fighting compartment ... The crew of the Su-122 crew often lost consciousness during the battle from the accumulated powder gases after half the ammunition was consumed.

152-mm howitzer cannon ML-20C rev.1937 / 43 mounted in a cast frame, which played the role of the upper machine tool, and defended the same cast armor mask, the same as that of the SU-152.

In contrast to the field howitzer, a folding tray was installed on the ISU-152 to facilitate loading and additional thrust to the trigger mechanism, the handles of the flywheels of the lifting and turning mechanisms were at the gunner’s left along the car, the trunnions were moved forward for natural balancing.

For direct-fire shooting, the CT-10 telescopic sight was used, for firing from closed firing positions, a Hertz panorama with an extension was used, the lens of which emerged from the wheelhouse through the open left upper hatch.

Direct firing range was 3 800 m, the greatest - 6 200 m. The rate of fire - 2-3 shot per minute.

The gun had electrical and mechanical (manual) descents. The electric trigger switch was located on the handle of the lifting mechanism flywheel. On the guns of the first edition only manual descent was used.

The ammunition consisted of 21 shot of separate cartridge loading with armor-piercing tracer sharp-headed shells of the BR-540, high-explosive fragmentation gun and steel howitzer grenades OF-540 and splitting-off high-explosive gun grenades and steel howitzer grenades GF-530, how many of the fragmentary grenade grenades and grenade steel grenades Gharms of the strikeers, the campaignists, and the RH-0 shells, as well as the campaignists, and the rafists, who were in charge of them, and they were in particular;

Armor-piercing tracer shells were located in a special allotment niche on the left side in special frames, high-explosive fragmentation grenades were in the same place, shells with warheads in a niche in a special framework and in antomite. Part of the warhead shells was placed on the bottom under the gun.

The initial speed of an armor-piercing projectile with a mass of 48,78 kg was 600 m / s, at a distance of 1000 m it punched armor with a thickness of 123 mm.

From October 1944 of the year, on the rotating chase of the commander's hatch, an anti-aircraft turret with a 12,7-mm DShK machine gun was installed. Ammunition for the machine gun was 250 ammunition.

In addition, as a personal weapons the crew had two PPSh submachine guns (later PPS), 20 disks with cartridges and 20 hand grenades F-1.

Since the spring of 1944, heavy self-propelled artillery regiments armed with SU-152 have been reequipped with installations IMS-152 and IMS-122. They were transferred to new states and were given the title of Guards to everyone. In total, until the end of the war, 56 of such regiments was formed, each had an 21 machine ISU-152 or ISU-122 (or both those and others, such shelves were called mixed).

What else can you show?

From my point of view, the most unfortunate person in a carriage is a driver. This is the plan in its place. There, down there, where the dashboard ... It is very difficult to climb, it is even more difficult to get out, plus there is not very much space.

Devices minimum. There is no speedometer, but there is not much speed here. Yes, and not very necessary, in principle.

Crew hatches are all equipped with periscopes.

Appeared personal lights for mechvod.

Summarizing a certain result for ISU-152, it can be said that the self-propelled gun was a successful example of a universal heavy self-propelled artillery installation. The best confirmation of this is its service life, which lasted until the 70s of the last century. And participation is not in one local conflict.

A well-armored monster with a cannon, against which there was no armor then, and also reliable and unpretentious - what more could you want?

There were, of course, flaws. The most significant, I would call a small ammunition. Total 20 shots. Large shells, moreover, caused a long time for loading ammunition, about 40 minutes. Well, the artillerymen did not take the wimps, nevertheless, the force was required.

The second minus - optics. Well, it has become a classic. The CT-10 telescopic sight was calibrated for firing at a distance of up to 900 m, although the gun allowed firing at direct distance at a distance of up to 3,5 km. Yes, there was a panoramic sight, but just the opposite was true; at long range, a telescopic one was needed.

I read in my memoirs that in 45, our gunners practiced such a method as firing at one point in several SPGs. In this situation, the lack of accuracy was somewhat offset.

Hit by a high-explosive fragmentation projectile alongside the target would often disable it even without penetrating the armor. The blast wave and debris could damage any tank and self-propelled gun system, undercarriage, sights.

Shooting high-explosive fragmentation projectiles of the ISU-152 at armored vehicles was quite common, since 13 20 shots from 7 were precisely high-explosive fragmentation. The remaining 152 were armor-piercing (or, much less often, concrete-concrete). But again, the XNUMX-mm RP-projectile was enough to do things.

You know what's funny in our stories? There is really no one to compare ISU-152. I wanted to hold a couple of analogies, but nothing. If we take the criteria for performance characteristics, armament and use, then it must be admitted: there were no analogues.

There were guns of large calibers (150-155-mm) on a self-propelled basis from the Germans and Americans. But that the “Hummel” from the Germans, that the M12 from the Americans were very lightly armored howitzers on the basis of medium tanks. And in no case were neither anti-tank ACS, nor assault guns.

SAU "Hummel"


Heavy tank destroyer "Jagdpantera"? Yes, it is similar in TTX, but purely anti-tank machine.

The Germans had assault guns that could fight with tanks. StuG III and StuG IV. But both self-propelled guns were significantly lighter than the ISU-152 in terms of armament and mass, and also weaker armored.

SAU StuPz IV "Brummbär" ... Caliber yes, the rest - no.

The self-propelled gun was also lighter in weight, and its short-barreled howitzer of the caliber 150-mm was rather an overgrown mortar than a full-fledged gun.

Jagdtigr. It looks like the truth.

The gun caliber 128 mm and booking at the level of ISU-152, and sometimes more abruptly. But the weight is almost 2 times more than our self-propelled gun. Plus, again, a clear anti-tanker.

And, the main thing. Amount. That is something that could make a real contribution. 79 “Jagdtigrav” and 340 “Brumbarov” - in comparison with more than three thousand only ISU-152 ...

The best? The best. Maybe not the most, here it will be necessary to compare with ISU-122, but nevertheless.

We thank the administration of the Museum of Domestic Military History in Padikovo for providing a copy of ISU-152.
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  1. +11
    9 June 2018 15: 12
    We stood like this at the training ground ... All rusty ... But the gun moved, which is characteristically easy ... Helmsmen turned with one finger ... They knew how to do it ...
  2. +6
    9 June 2018 15: 31
    ,,, this is Power !!!
  3. +2
    9 June 2018 15: 37
    However, the contrast with the foreign museum and the Russian .. Is there really no paint?
    1. +9
      9 June 2018 18: 31
      About 2 years ago I went to Kubinka, all the equipment in all the hangars was covered with a thick layer of dust, I was even uncomfortable with foreign tourists, who were not few there. On the street then it was raining heavily, with all hangars it was stronger somewhere, somewhere weaker , the roof was leaking, in addition to the hangar with German equipment. I liked it the most, the equipment was painted there less, not so poorly as ours. I don’t know today everything is different, but I don’t want to go there anymore.
    2. 0
      14 June 2018 09: 29
      On the contrary, it seems to me that it is precisely the technique in this form that is capable of, so to speak, to recreate authenticity.
  4. gcn
    9 June 2018 15: 40
    If now, with a land mine, slam Abram Mikhailovich who is 1 what will be from it?
    1. +14
      9 June 2018 16: 10
      But nothing will happen ... Generally. Neither "abram" nor "Mikhailovich which is 1". A 152mm caliber suitcase is guaranteed to send any armored object to re-melting.
      1. +2
        10 June 2018 11: 10
        Quote: andrey-ivanov
        If you now slam an abram from it with a land mine

        Explosion of 5 kg of explosives on the armor. From "nothing" to "failure of the SLA." This is if in the forehead, of course.
        Another thing is that taking into account modern SLAs and the ISU sight mentioned in the article, the chances of a self-propelled regiment against any modern tank are slim.
        1. 0
          11 June 2018 12: 40
          An explosion on the armor of the tower, which will fly away by 50 meters. As it was in WWII. Punching there was not necessary.
  5. +8
    9 June 2018 15: 41
    The article is excellent, there’s nothing to add!
  6. +11
    9 June 2018 15: 42
    From my point of view, the most miserable person in the carriage is a driver.

    And on the right a shot ...

    Atas is simple. How did they do it.

  7. +4
    9 June 2018 15: 44
    And in my opinion the SU-100 was called the “St. John's wort", as the most suitable for fighting armored vehicles.
    1. +6
      9 June 2018 15: 51
      St. John's wort was named because the German tanks were the Tiger, the tank destroyer Ferdinand who was nicknamed Elephant, Panther. Somewhere I read (but I’m not sure that this information is correct) that the crew of the SU-152 must have passed special. training. They were necessarily shown photos of captured Tigers shot by the 152 mm ML-20. Hence the term "St. John's wort" arose - even before the Battle of Kursk. Then ISU-152 appeared and “St. John's wort” began to call him.
      PS I forgot to add that the ISU-152 was also called the "Destroyer".
    2. avt
      9 June 2018 17: 38
      Quote: Munchhausen
      And in my opinion the SU-100 was called the “St. John's wort", as the most suitable for fighting armored vehicles.

      And in their name - Su-152 (KV-14) based on KV. Well then, yes
      Quote: solzh
      Then ISU-152 appeared and “St. John's wort” began to call him.
    3. +2
      10 June 2018 11: 12
      Quote: Munchhausen
      St. John's Wort "was called precisely SU-100, as the most suitable for combating armored vehicles.

      Su-100 appeared at the front only in the 45th. Nick was already busy.
      1. +3
        11 June 2018 12: 41
        There is no need to tryndet under the guise. In November 1944, the Su-100 went into the army
        1. 0
          11 June 2018 22: 04
          Quote: Shot from the left
          In November 1944, the Su-100 went into the army

          Quote: Shot from the left
          Su-100 appeared at the front only in the 45th

          And what do you see as a contradiction?
  8. +7
    9 June 2018 16: 31
    "... compared with more than three thousand ISU-152 only ... "
    From November 1943 to May 1945, the ChKZ and LKZ built 1885 ISU-152. The remaining 1357 were produced after the war.
  9. +8
    9 June 2018 17: 33
    As usual, add

  10. +5
    9 June 2018 17: 42
    ,,The new EC-85, KV-85 and ACS EC-152 tanks were shown in the Kremlin to the country's leadership, led by JV Stalin, however, the memoirs of the participants in the events and the available archival documents are not available: the exact date of this review and the exact list of those present. The 31 day of July is 1943 of the year, but according to the documents of the ChKZ, then the KV-85 and EC-85 tanks were on trial. The historian M.N. Svirin suggests holding an 31 August show, and a group of authors of numerous publications on armored subjects under the leadership of Colonel IG Zheltov - September 8. It is also not clear which ACS was shown to the management. It is assumed that this was an experienced ACS EC-152, but there is a photograph of IV Stalin in the Kremlin on a self-propelled gun that looks identical with SU-152. It is possible that the management was shown a modernized model of the SU-152, which was tested on improvements expected to be implemented on the EC-152.
    1. +5
      9 June 2018 18: 00
      In the book of Yuri Pasholok "SU-152 and other self-propelled guns based on KV" this issue is considered in detail - with reference to the records of the People's Commissar of Tank Industry Malyshev:
      8 September 1943 of
      Today vol. Stalin, Molotov, Voroshilov, Beria, Shcherbakov examined in the Kremlin new tanks and artillery self-propelled guns IS, KV-85, SU-152, SU-85, SU-76.
      Comrade Stalin himself climbed onto the IS, SU-152 and SU-85 tank (Comrade Stalin climbed the tanks for the first time). He carefully asked about the advantages of the new tanks, especially the IS and SU-85.
      He reproached that a self-propelled gun SU-152 did not have a fan in the fighting compartment. I promised that in 7 days we will deliver.

      As a result, by the end of September 1943, two fans appeared on the roof of the fighting compartment on the SU-152. This was the last modification of the SU-152.
  11. +6
    9 June 2018 18: 09
    A well-armored monster with a cannon, against which there was no armor then, and also reliable and unpretentious - what more could you want?

    - Yes, and now something is not visible to someone who can withstand a 152mm HE projectile. There are no such.
    1. +2
      10 June 2018 11: 15
      Quote: Zaurbek
      and now something is not visible to someone who can withstand a 152mm HE projectile. There are no such

      In the roof - yes. Almost everything on the forehead.
      1. +1
        10 June 2018 18: 28
        the forehead is likely to withstand, but everything hinged will be swept away in figs, plus crew contusion ... hi
        1. +3
          10 June 2018 18: 42
          And everything inside is crumbling and detonating ... I’m silent about Kum 152mm.
          1. +2
            10 June 2018 20: 49
            Quote: Zaurbek
            And everything inside is crumbling

            Modern 125mm shells, 3OF19 for example, are lighter, but also faster than the 53-VOF-545G, say. So the kinetic energy is close. The number of explosives is identical. Against Abrashi, the T-72 shell does not solve, this is verified.
            Quote: Zaurbek

            Definitely not, in modern cars with this strictly, especially Western.
            Quote: Zaurbek
            I’m silent about Kum 152mm.

            You do it right, a 3VBP2 shot against modern cars is useless. The RPG-7 variant of the late 70s, some PG-7VL Luch, is much more dangerous.
      2. +1
        11 June 2018 12: 31
        Given that the tower of the panther was blown away and carried far, far away - the forehead will withstand, but will fly away
        1. +1
          11 June 2018 15: 57
          Konstantin here we are talking about modern tanks ...
        2. +2
          11 June 2018 22: 36
          Quote: Shot from the left
          that the tower of the panther was blown away

          1. The Panther’s tower was demolished, not so far away, in the event of a detonation of a missile defense or explosion of a subversive charge, which this machine was equipped with in case of impossibility of evacuation. Hit 6 "HE shell could displace the tower from the shoulder strap, but no more. Of course, there were cases of shooting at the Panthers 16" battleship Nelson, but you are not talking about that, as I understand it.
          2. You find it hard to believe, but progress does exist. The kinetic energy of the Jagdtiger is the standard for any MBT (D-25T - 7,8 MJ, Pak 44 - 12,2 MJ, in the region of 11 MJ (depending on the projectile) for short Rheinmetal (M256A1).
          1. +1
            24 June 2018 10: 31
            Nevertheless, it was in the documented memoirs of veterans on iremember that I read that in a city battle, the ISU-152 shot down the Panther’s tower and it hit the second car, after which the second got up. So I will remain in my opinion
  12. +1
    9 June 2018 19: 12
    Quote: Zaurbek
    A well-armored monster with a cannon, against which there was no armor then, and also reliable and unpretentious - what more could you want?

    Desire stabilization of the gun, rate of fire and direct range fire, which is necessary to combat armored vehicles. It is for this reason that the SU-100 is better suited for these purposes.
    1. +3
      9 June 2018 20: 22
      Comparing ISU-152 and SU-100 is the same as comparing the T-34-85 and IS-2 medium tank, their comparison is not correct, they have completely different combat missions. ISU-152 is both a heavy assault gun and a tank destroyer. SU-100 is only an anti-tank combat vehicle.
      1. 0
        10 June 2018 05: 34
        In this case, why was not the SU-100 called "St. John's Wort"?
        If in fact, it was he.
        1. +5
          10 June 2018 11: 09
          SU-100 could not become a "St. John's Wort" mainly due to the time of deliveries of a combat vehicle to the army. The first battle the SU-100 took in January 1945, and until the end of the war the use of this machine on the fronts was limited. ISU-152, as the heir to the SU-152, was used by the Red Army to combat heavy Wehrmacht tanks since 1943 and has established itself positively. He literally went hunting for “animals” (Tiger, Panther, Elephant, which is translated as an elephant) and tore them up, as well as the defenses of the enemy. It is for this "St. John's Wort" precisely SU-152 and ISU-152.
      2. +4
        11 June 2018 12: 35
        Nothing like this. ISU-152 is only an assault gun, plus self-propelled artillery self-propelled guns (in howitzer mode). She was never a tank destroyer, was not intended for a second. At least the rate of reloading.

        Just like an anti-aircraft gun, it is an air defense weapon, not a tank destroyer, despite the fact that it was shot at by tanks.

        But a small branch of the ISU-122 was a harmonious combine, equally as good as an assault gun, howitzer (artillery self-propelled guns) and a good fighter of armored vehicles.
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        2. -1
          20 August 2018 19: 44
          I fully support this opinion.
    2. 0
      10 June 2018 11: 17
      Quote: Munchhausen
      Wish stabilization of the guns .... It is for this reason that the SU-100

      In more detail about stabilization on the SU-100, if possible.
  13. +5
    9 June 2018 19: 28
    Power!!! I bow to the people who created the Victory.
  14. 0
    9 June 2018 20: 17
    And this author is not aware that this is not "St. John's Wort" but "Sledgehammer". Another car received the nickname St. John's Wort - SU-152.
    1. +3
      9 June 2018 21: 54
      You probably do not know, but the ISU-152 received the name "St. John's wort" in inheritance from the SU-152.
  15. +3
    9 June 2018 20: 59
    Handsome man !! I already wrote that we have set such good
  16. mvg
    9 June 2018 21: 20
    What is the article about? Again some kind of photo report about going to the museum ... negative Instagram here or what? Horror. But there were really interesting articles on the armored vehicles of the Second World War. And with documentary photos.
    1. +9
      10 June 2018 08: 07
      Not everyone has the opportunity to visit the tank museum. Moreover - to see the tank from the inside. So such "photo reports" are also needed.
  17. +4
    9 June 2018 22: 02
    Hmm, when fired, the ISU-152 mechanic driver seemed to be the poorest in the crew ... In the comments on Valentine, I recalled Alexei Mikhailovich Lebedev. And his younger brother, Georgy Mikhailovich Lebedev, in 1942 began to fight against the Finns as a snowmobile driver. And in 44, unlike most snowmobile drivers, he was sent to retrain not on the Su-76, but on the ISU-152, ended up serving in the 350 Guards TSAP. With a laugh, Georgy Mikhailovich told that most of all during the whole war he was afraid that he would fall into the hands of the patrol. He was awarded a vacation home, but on the way back due to confusion on the railway he was almost 2 days late from vacation. The regiment commander believed, asked, but could send them to the tribunal ... He said that in Königsberg, the Queen Louise fort was shaved off the growing forest from the Katyusha and Vanyusha frames, and for almost a day the artillery of special power was processed. five cars) came out and from 150 meters, with direct fire processed embrasures, from where the Germans tried to fire machine-gun fire. They will shoot all the ammunition, retreat to the rear, and the next battery will take their place. So for several hours. When the penalty box broke into the fort, almost all the Germans were shell-shocked, many were bleeding from their ears ... When I asked why Georgy Mikhailovich received the Red Star, he replied that he had crushed an anti-tank gun, they say the commander was good, he examined it, and I was up to her drove behind the trees, they say, while he was driving - the gunner still fired ...
  18. +15
    9 June 2018 22: 14
    “These photographs should be used to create posters dedicated to the Second World War, and they are often confused.” They depict tankmen and German pilots,
    1. +3
      9 June 2018 22: 20
      Quote: bubalik
      such photographs should be used when creating posters dedicated to the Second World War, otherwise they are often confused, portray German tankers and pilots,

      On Victory Day, in the newspaper of the local city of Minvody, as a model of equipment, the M60 was painted ... here are such congratulations ..
      1. +1
        10 June 2018 00: 19
        dense people, what to take from them?
    2. -1
      20 August 2018 19: 49
      Pay attention-mechvod-OFFICER !!!! It confirms the fact that the ISU-152 was a valuable combat unit and the crews were manned not by anyone.
  19. +4
    9 June 2018 23: 16
    In Naro-Fominsk, in front of the Kantemirovka checkpoint, is ISU-152 along with the IS-3 and T-34-85, beauty !!!
    1. +4
      10 June 2018 00: 15
      YES they look beautiful there. And to the place!)
  20. +3
    10 June 2018 05: 03
    Comparing ISU-152 and Yagdtigra is somehow abnormal. Yagu in terms of mass seems no one has surpassed the BBM.
    You just need to compare with the grumbler. Both are in fact assault vehicles. Although even in this case, the ISU is better.
  21. 0
    10 June 2018 06: 07
    Quote: 100500
    Power!!! I bow to the people who created the Victory.

    This power, from a distance of 1000-1500 meters, 88 cuts like a hot water bottle. I'm talking about Jagdpanther. The punishment for the Yagdpanther was the SU-100. This machine mixed all the cards of a united Europe against us.
    1. +3
      10 June 2018 11: 28
      Quote: Munchhausen
      The punishment for the Yagdpanther was the SU-100. This machine mixed all the cards of a united Europe against us.

      1. In the 45th, when the SU-100 appeared in the army, the Reich card was already out of suit.
      2. The SU-100 did not represent anything unusual for the Yagdpanther. Dangerous, yes, but dangerous machines for the Yagdpanther were before, in large numbers (all with the ML-20 and all with the D-25T).
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  22. +4
    10 June 2018 09: 32
    ,,, war is war, on what technique do not fight,
    By June 24, the regiment crossed the Svir and began to pursue the retreating enemy. Experienced Finnish soldiers tried to repeat the situation of 1939-1940, mining the roads, blowing up bridges and arranging anti-tank ambushes to bring down the pace of the Red Army's advance. Until June 28, the self-propelled guns continued pursuing the enemy in the area of ​​Lake Külü-Järvi. On that day, two ISUs were shot down from an ambush, Junior Lieutenant Boldyrev, Lieutenant Osintsev were killed, and two cars that went around it sank in a swamp. Disgusting roads, countless gati across the rivers and swamps slowed the movement forward. Having regrouped, the Finns tried to stop the troops at the approaches to Loimola station. Strong ambushes hit the gunners with direct fire from the forest. As a result, on July 7 one ACS was destroyed. On July 8, near the lake Kääri-Järvi, the Finns from ambushes burned five T-34 29 th OKTB and ISU tanks. The destruction of the ACS despite the tragedy can be attributed to the curious vicissitudes of war: frontal armor ISU-152 №31 Chief Lieutenant Rybakov 37mm was pierced under the calf projectile finns. Jumped out of self-propelled crew was shot. On a land mine, the self-propelled gun, Captain Morozov, hurried to help them. In this battle, the battalion commander of the 29-th special designation unit, captain Romanov, the battery commander of the regiment, senior lieutenant Rybakov and the whole self-propelled crew with assault rifles killed. Total 9 people were killed. and 14 is injured. The losses of the Finns were one gun and 20 soldad ,,,
    ,,,By morning, the Soviet units advanced slightly, but stumbled upon a well-fortified defensive line in 8 km from Lymola station. Finns, having passed through the forest, managed to surround our units. It turned out a kind of "layer cake". Crews self-propelled took all-round defense around their cars. A Finnish machine gunner, climbing onto a tree near Lieutenant Lopukhov's car, threw a grenade into the self-propelled gun, wounding the entire crew. But even the wounded self-propelled guns continued to fight. At the most critical moment, a platoon of machine gunners, Lieutenant Solonitsyn, approached - saved the car and crew. By the morning around the self-propelled guns found 40 killed Finnish machine gunners. On this day, the regiment destroyed four mortars, four bunkers, an anti-tank gun, six machine gun points and suppressed the fire of two batteries.

    From the history of the combat path of one of the heavy self-propelled artillery regiments (TSAP) - 1536-th (later - 378-th Guards) ,,
    1. +5
      10 June 2018 09: 45
      ISU-152. The ACS was hit and destroyed by an internal explosion during the battle of Tali Ikhantala on the Karelian Isthmus.

      1. +2
        11 June 2018 12: 45
        From 25 meters even the T-70 Tiger pierced
  23. +2
    10 June 2018 11: 26
    Nice car! One kind of her is respected by its power. It really looks very brutal, menacing, and ... deadly. I think that not one hundred Germans got into their pants in the most natural way when they saw that these monsters were walking on them.
  24. +3
    10 June 2018 11: 43
    had to reduce the inclination of the side sheets from 250 to 150 to the vertical

    eva how bent! ... and to 100500 not far laughing
    new armor tilt system? request
    1. Fox
      12 June 2018 03: 57
      Quote: Deadush
      new armor tilt system?

      It is 25 degrees and 15 degrees tilt.
  25. +1
    10 June 2018 12: 03
    I'm certainly not a tanker. On the one hand it is normally painted. On the other (including previous \ articles), the author adheres to a pseudo-glamorous tone. And this is not good. crying
  26. +3
    10 June 2018 12: 06
    Anyone interested can find a book in the internet "Priklonsky EE Self-propelled diary. The combat path of the driver ISU-152. 1942-1945." It is interesting that the mechanic driver on these self-propelled guns was an officer. He started on the SU-152.
  27. +2
    10 June 2018 13: 31
    Roman, seriously, don’t think that I’m a troll. Article about the "object 704" will be?
  28. +1
    10 June 2018 19: 02
    beautifully written, but I don’t remember documentary evidence of the SU-152 collisions with tigers, panthers and ferdinants during the Battle of Kursk ... hi
    1. +2
      11 June 2018 12: 50
      An assault gun + artillery howitzer colliding with tigers on the battlefield is a drug addict’s dream.

      It's not even tank destroyers
  29. +1
    11 June 2018 10: 25
    In the Battle of Kursk participated about 20 pieces. But no data
    how she showed herself.
    From an ambush, she, of course, could destroy any tank if she got
    first shot. And then, a low rate of fire spoiled the matter.
    In the photo (somewhere near Kursk): Germans examine the captured self-propelled gun
    1. +3
      11 June 2018 12: 48
      She did not stand in ambush, since she had never been a self-propelled gun. ISU-152 was exclusively an assault gun + artillery self-propelled guns (howitzer mode). The fact that she was sometimes shot at with armored vehicles was fired at both with anti-aircraft guns and howitzers and with rifles at planes, but an anti-aircraft gun is an air defense weapon, and a rifle is not an air defense weapon.

      The Tiger usually hid in ambushes, for it really was a PT self-propelled gun, despite being called a tank.
  30. +2
    11 June 2018 12: 42

    Chelyabinsk city, Traktorozavodsky district, Victory Garden, 2010. ISU-152 from different angles. Photos from the personal archive.
    1. +5
      11 June 2018 18: 21
      Car number 117 - isn't that the SU-100?
    2. +3
      11 June 2018 21: 17
      This is not an ISU, this is a Su-100! I am ashamed not to distinguish between such basic things!
    3. +2
      11 June 2018 23: 05
      Quote: Altona
      Photos from personal archive.

      How can I mix up ISovaya and T-34yu running?
  31. +1
    11 June 2018 17: 40
    Modern 125mm shells, 3OF19 for example, are lighter, but also faster than the 53-VOF-545G, say. So the kinetic energy is close. The number of explosives is identical. Against Abrashi, the T-72 shell does not solve, this is verified.

    1. 152 mm RP have twice as many explosives (6,88 versus 3,4 kg) than 125 mm and slightly more kinetic energy.
    2. What does not solve the 152 mm shell against Abrams? For example, after a direct hit of a 152 mm HE shell in Abrams, he will not lose the ability to shoot? Will his epaulette be unscathed? The gun didn’t beat anything? Will the crew not be shell-shocked?
    1. 0
      11 June 2018 22: 55
      Quote: Kostadinov
      152 mm RP have twice as many explosives (6,88 versus 3,4 kg)

      5,85 versus 3,15 if not mistaken. 53-OF-530 / 3OF19. In any case, the explosion on the frontal armor of a 120 mm mine is something incredible. Although it can do things, if you're not lucky, war is a random matter.
      Quote: Kostadinov
      For example, after a direct hit of a 152 mm HE shell

      Well, let's take it. We roll up close and shoot.
      And what is unusual for MBT?
      Quote: Kostadinov
      He will not lose the ability to shoot? Will his epaulette be unscathed? The gun didn’t beat anything? Will the crew not be shell-shocked?

      Why? Abrash is not a Panther, he was created for such guns, and not for the F-24.
  32. 0
    12 June 2018 14: 10
    5,85 versus 3,15 if not mistaken. 53-OF-530 / 3OF19.

    There is a 152 mm HE shell with 6,88 kg. for this tool. But 5,85 kg is almost two times more than 3,15 kg.
    In any case, the explosion on the frontal armor of a 120 mm mine is something incredible. Although it can do things, if you're not lucky, war is a random matter.

    Having blown up on the frontal armor of Abrams 152 mm HE shell is not something incredible, although it is quite dangerous. The probability that there will be so-called firepower kill and mobility kill in the West is very high. And UTB when hit only in the frontal armor. Hit in other projections of the tank can have disastrous consequences.
    Why? Abrash is not a Panther, he was created for such guns, and not for the F-24.

    How to hold the barrel of a gun, mount, dimensional devices and so on close banging 152 HE shell? I think that UTB does not improve their condition. The same applies to the shoulder strap and chassis of the tank. A hit in the forehead of a tank can hit very close to a cannon, chase, or chassis.
  33. +1
    12 June 2018 17: 55
    May 8th was at the Kubinka Museum. I’m not eating for the first time, but again and again, a lot of positive impressions. The technique is shiny, freshly washed, painted, BUT many images are not. As museum workers said, they took a lot to the Patriot park. Especially a lot of German cars. Thank God "Meaus" and "Karl" stand still smile As I was told, in the Patriot there are even more cars than in Kubinka, about 700 samples. Something like that.
  34. +1
    12 June 2018 20: 07
    There is a video on the net like “St. John’s Wort” in one of the Ukrainian villages they started and he drove onto a platform with a self-propelled gun. I went to the buildup as the tracks were overgrown with roots. Here's the way the video lasting 18 minutes
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  36. +1
    24 June 2018 11: 26
    Quote: faiver
    Konstantin here we are talking about modern tanks ...

    I cited the principle. To defeat a tank, it is not necessary to pierce it. In the description, for example, ISU-122 (not to be confused with ISU-152) it is clearly stated that the defeat of the armor occurs even without penetration, after which the engine is not able to continue to work, and the crew can function.
    Now tell me what's wrong with modern tanks.
  37. +1
    24 June 2018 11: 29
    Quote: Munchhausen
    Quote: 100500
    Power!!! I bow to the people who created the Victory.

    This power, from a distance of 1000-1500 meters, 88 cuts like a hot water bottle. I'm talking about Jagdpanther. The punishment for the Yagdpanther was the SU-100. This machine mixed all the cards of a united Europe against us.

    The gun also cuts the airship. And the most effective mosquito exterminator will not defeat the borscht pan. Stop comparing things of a different class. Yagdpanthera - fighter of armored vehicles, ISU-152-assault gun + howitzer artillery support.
    The Internet is already tired of the delirium of the level of schoolchildren about comparing incomparable.
  38. 0
    11 February 2020 17: 27
    There lived in our house a little worse Jewish grandfather (the kingdom of heaven). He fought on the ISU-152. Of all the fears, I talked about one thing - starting the engine in cold weather. Push the air once, push the two, the air is over. And then the backup method, together with the crew to twist the mahogany ...
  39. 0
    21 June 2023 09: 56
    And what about the ISU-122? At some point, the ML-20S trunks were no longer enough. D-25 could stand in the tank turret on the same base, and stood.

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