After 170 vehicles of the initial variant of the SU-76, production
was switched to a new open-top model SU-76M with a more reliable engine.
More than 12000 vehicles were subsequently manufactured from 1943
There are 8 sprues of typical green plastic. Four sprues with wheels,
tracks, lower hull and gun are the same as in the kit of SU-76
(No. 304). Only the different parts are shown here. Since the
superstructure has an open-top, there is a complete interior for the
fighting compartment. PE parts are also the same as in the kit of
the SU-76, but most of them are not to be used this time.
Most of the parts are nice. Especially the interior details are good
with nice ammunition for the 76mm gun. But there are also faults.
There are some sink marks, most notably on both sides of the gun mantlet.
Decals are provided for 4 overall green vehicles. The only variety
are different white numbers and unit markings.