SU-122P (not be confused with the SU-122) was similar to the SU-100,
but armed with a 122 mm D-25S tank gun. The vehicle appeared late
in 1944, but wasn't taken into production.
The boxtop above also shows a vehicle in the background, which I believe
is a SU-122M, and which was also based on the SU-100. The latter vehicle
is not mentioned in the instructions, although it appears to me that
it can be built using one of the spare guns (part 3) and the spare
gun mount (part 179). UM might have given this as a construction option,
as they don't have the SU-122M in their catalogue, and thus have no
use for this part.
Above: three of the sprues in this kit.
I know I can't thrust the numbers on the sprues. The middle one is
which would correpond to a T34/76 m1940 with L-11 gun, which I am
sure is wide off the mark. The sprue seems to be common to all T-34
The bottom one is labeled "UM334D"
(the SU-100), which makes more sense. It is typical for the SU-100
(kit 334) and variants based upon it (like the SU-85M, kit 335).
The top sprue is not marked. I am not quite sure if I have been able
to identify all the guns correctly, but it seems you get those for
the SU-85M, SU-100, SU-122M, SU-122P (obviously) and T-34/57. The
latter kit (UM369) shares this sprue.
Top: sprue in this kit; bottom: sprue from kit
Top: sprue from
from kit 251;
sprue for the lower hull is basically the same in most (all) T-34
based kits from UM, although there are minor differences.
This kit has part of the sprue marked "325"
which is the same as in kit 327 and kit
325. It is also very similar to the one in kit
251 (marked as "327"),
apart from the hull MG, which has a shield in the former but not in
the latter. The bump stops are also slightly different.
- kit 325 has sprue 325;
kit 327 has sprue 325;
- kit 251 has sprue 327.
the sprues in some of the UM T-34 based kits I have. (Each kit comes
with two of these sprues). In order of appearance, they are kit 251,
387 and 327.
As you can see, the layout is basically the same, but there are quite
a number of differences if you look closely. This kit comes with rubber-tyred
Two rubber "sprues" are included for the tyres and tow cables.
While these have the advantage of making it easier to represent a
vehicle with burnt-out wheels, I have some misgivings about the concept.
Even more so as, reputedly, the rubber will eat into the plastic of
the kit. I am not convinced about the tow-cables either.
Above: The regular small, but thick, PE set, included in almost all
T-34 (based) kits from UM. Obviously, in this kit the MG protection
plate is not for use.
The engine mesh is supposed to be placed on top of the engine deck,
which I don't think will look too good.
The decals are the same as in kit 369 "T34/57 with Zis-4M gun".
lower hull assembles the way most (all ?) UM T-34 based kits do, with
separate tyre rims (which is nice if you trust the rubber) and separate
swing arms, which allow for more dynamical poses with little extra
hull is split in two parts: fighting compartment and engine compartment.
The driver's hatch can be modeled open, the upper hull hatches can't.
The modeler is instructed to drill out the muzzle with a 1.7mm drill
bit (122 scale milimeters).
paint-scheme is given on the back of the box (overall green), but
no marking options are mentioned, even though decals included. The
last page of the manual shows four-view drawings, without any word
Bottom picture from Henk
of Holland website, used with permisison.
sample purchased by the author.
model can be purchased from