ISU-152 (object 241) – Soviet heavy self-propelled artillery unit (SAU) during World War II. In the name of the machine the letter “I”, in addition to the standard Soviet designation of “SU” – self-propelled unit, means “on the IC base of the tank.” ACS of the same caliber, called SU-152 was issued to another tank base. Index 152 is the primary weapon caliber machine.
Developed a pilot plant design office number 100 in June – October 1943 and put into service of the Workers ‘and Peasants’ Red Army (RKKA) November 6 of that year. Then it started mass production at the Chelyabinsk Kirov Plant (CHKZ), which lasted until 1946.
Since the mid-1970s, ISU-152 were removed from service and replaced by the Soviet army more modern ACS; a number of survivors from the cutting of metal machines now serve monuments and artifacts in museums around the world.
Slang for ISU-152 – “St. John’s wort.” In the Wehrmacht it was called «Dosenöffner» (with it -. “Opener”).