1/35 Russian ASU-57 Airbone Tank Destroyer

by Hobby Boss
$57.58 USD $71.97 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.

From the manufacturer:

The ASU-57 was a small, lightly constructed Soviet assault gun specifically designed for use by Soviet airborne divisions.  From 1960 it was replaced by the ASU-85.  The ASU-57 was designed to be a lightweight assault gun that could be air-dropped and deployed by rocket-assisted parachute along with the troops.  It was lightly armored and armed with a 57mm gun Ch-51, a development of World War II ZIS-2 but with some similarities to the Ch-26.  From 1954, an improved 57mm gun Ch-51M with  a much shorter double-baffle muzzle brake was fitted.  The ASU-57's engine was taken from the GAZ-M-20 "Pobeda" civilian car.

The ASU-57 was a successful design, and saw service with Soviet airborne divisions for around 20 years before being repalced by the ASU-85.  During its years of operation, 54 vehicles would have been assigned to each airborne division.

Molded in tan and brown plastic; includes photo-etched parts and decals. 

Details

Code: HOB23896
Release Date: Sep 2017
Item Size/Weight: 33.0cm x 20.0cm x 6.0cm / 320g
Manufacturer: Hobby Boss

Assembly Guide

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