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83896 1/35 Russian ASU-57 Airborne Tank Destroyer
83896 1/35 Russian ASU-57 Airborne Tank Destroyer

Retail Price: $64.99
Scale: 1/35

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: 83896

Russian ASU-57 Airborne Tank Destroyer - 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 light-weight 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 57 mm 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 much shorter double-baffle muzzle brake was fitted The ASU-57s engine was taken from the GAZ-M-20 "Pobeda" civilian carThe ASU-57 was a successful design, and saw service with Soviet airborne divisions for around 20 years before being replaced by the ASU-85 During its years of operation 54 vehicles would have been assigned to each airborne division

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