The infamous Russian behemoth, the ISU-152 and its brother the ISU-122!
About this creation
The ISU-152 and ISU-122 were Soviet heavy tank destroyers/assault guns based on the IS-2 chassis. The ISU-152 used the 152mm ML-20S short-barreled howitzer, while the ISU-122 used a version of the IS-2's 122mm D-25T but without the muzzle brake. The ISU went through many additional experimental variations, including the ISU-152-2 with the 152mm BL-10 gun, and the ISU-122S with the D-25T in a round mantlet like the SU-100 and SU-85 and with the muzzle brake on the gun. Some 4500 ISU-152's and ISU-122's were produced. Powered by the same V-2IS engine as the IS-2, the ISU-152 had a top speed of 30km/h and the ISU-122 the same 37km/h as the IS-2. Maximum armor thickness was 90mm on the front of the superstructure and 120mm on the mantlet. The ISU-152 and ISU-122 served in front-line roles from 1944 to the 1970s, proving a sound testament to the power of its armament.
A front view of the ISU-152-2. My superstructure is okay, but I didn't modify the hull from the IS-2 which makes it look odd. The model was made on a time crunch and I didn't have time to mod the hull.
The side of the ISU-152-2, displaying my take on the BL-10 (the black Technic pin represents the muzzle brake). The hull looks even worse from the side...
The rear, not very much changed from the IS-2.
The other side.
"Get down! Stuka above!"
ISU-152 with the ML-20S howitzer.
ISU-122S with the D-25S. As I was on a time crunch, I didn't have time to create a round mantlet...
ISU-122 with the A-19S.
I plan on revisiting this model in LDD and correcting its faults. Re-doing pretty much everything but the guns and the suspension.
The ISU-152 and ISU-122 are the Tier 8 Soviet tank destroyer in World of Tanks. It features all of the versions featured in this MOC, and the ISU-122S is a further Tier 7 premium as part of the Berlin trio but the ISU-152 also technically becomes the 122S when fitted with the D-25. I haven't played it yet and I don't plan to as I'm just far too impatient for tank destroyers, but I've been wanting to build the ISU for a very long time, as it was the first ever tank destroyer I learned about when I started studying World War II almost ten years ago.