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160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752)

160mm Mortar (SU753)
Includes four mortars with crew, four large bases and a base plug sprue.

The 160mm Mortar obr. 1943 was the heaviest mortar used by the Soviets in World War II. It was able to deliver a hefty payload up to 5000 metres and to fire 10 rounds per minute.

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Berlin: Soviet
By April 1945 the Soviet Red Army had pushed to the Oder River, just on the doorstep of the German Capital, Berlin. On 16 April 1945 the Soviets launched the Berlin Offensive across the Oder.

However, the Germans had not been idle and withdrew from the Oder River and took up positions on the Seelow Height on the most direct route to Berlin. Eventually the Soviet weight of numbers and firepower told and three German were thrown back from the Oder.

Berlin: Soviet
It was originally conceived as simply a larger version of the 120-PM-38 mortar. However, with a 160mm bomb weighing 40kg, lifting it up to the muzzle of a 3-metre-long mortar tube was hardly practical! It was redesigned as a breech-loading weapon. A recoil system was added, to prevent the shock of firing a 160mm bomb from driving the baseplate into the ground. Because of the weapon’s weight (more than a metric ton), wheels were added to allow it to be towed behind a vehicle. With all these modifications, it began to resemble a howitzer as much as a traditional mortar. However, it was less costly and resource-intensive to manufacture than similar calibre guns and howitzers.
160mm Mortar (SU753)

Assembling the 160mm Mortar

160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752)

Step 1. Begin assembly by glueing the wheels onto the chassis. Step 2. Once the glue has cured, glue the gun onto the assembled chassis. See below for the correct placement.
160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752) 160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752)
Step 3. Now you can glue the gun onto the platform.
The small ball on the gun fits into the middle of the platform.
Below. 160mm Mortar assembled correctly.
160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752) 160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752)
Now all you need to do is add your gun to the base and add your choice of 5 crew.

Last Updated On Monday, February 20, 2023 by Ryan Smith