SU-14

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SU-14 heavy self-propelled gun
Prototype of SU-14 in trial, 1934.jpg
Prototype SU-14 during trials in 1934.
Type Self-propelled gun
Place of origin Soviet Union
Production history
No. built 2 prototypes
Specifications
Weight 48 tonnes
Crew 7 or 8

Armor Front: 50 mm
Side: 30 mm
Main
armament
152 mm gun (U-30 or BR-2)
Secondary
armament
2 DT machine guns
Engine M-17-1T diesel
680 hp
Suspension Coil spring
Speed 22 km/h

The SU-14 was a prototype Soviet heavy self-propelled gun built on a T-35 chassis. The original prototype mounted a 203 mm howitzer M1931 (B-4); the SU-14-1 variant of 1936 carried a 152 mm gun M1935 (Br-2) which could fire 48.9 kilogram shells at ranges up to 25 km. Its armour was 20 to 30 mm thick. It never entered serial production.

Work on the vehicle began in 1933, with a prototype built a year later. In 1935, several disadvantages were reworked and another prototype was built and designated SU-14-1. In February 1937, the prototypes successfully completed a series of performance tests. It was expected to go into production the following year. However, in 1937, Chief Designer - P. N. Siachyntov was removed from the program, thus halting further development of the project.

In 1940, in connection with plans to use them during the war with Finland, armor was added to the two existing prototypes and they were redesignated SU-14-2. They later took part in the defense of Moscow in 1941 alongside the prototype SU-100Y. The first one (the original SU-14 prototype) was scrapped in 1960. The second prototype, as an SU-14-2, is on display at the Tank Museum in Kubinka.

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