When the Soviet army encountered the heavy German Tiger and Panther tanks, they knew that they would need a new vehicle capable of taking out these armored beasts. Various concepts and ideas were proposed, including the combination of a captured German Pz.Kpfw. III tank with a powerful Soviet cannon. The idea was simple and cost-effective, as it wouldn’t require creating and building an entirely new tank. Earlier tests had demonstrated that an 85 mm anti-aircraft gun was powerful enough to take out a Tiger I from a safe distance. Therefore, a prototype was created that mounted the cannon on the captured tank. The
was born. However, the tank never actually saw mass production, due to a shortage of D-5S-85 guns and the uncertainty over whether more Panzer IIIs would be captured.
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