<i>The IS-2 ("Iosef Stalin"), with its 122mm gun, was an unpleasant surprise for the Germans.
Produced from October, 1943, through June, 1945, with a total of 3,483 units built.
The IS-2 and IS-1 heavy tanks were designed with thick armour to counter the German 88 mm guns,
and carried a main gun that was capable of defeating the German Tiger and Panther tanks. It was
mainly a breakthrough tank, firing a heavy high-explosive shell that was useful against entrenchments
and bunkers. The IS-2 was put into service in April 1944, and was used as a spearhead in the
Battle of Berlin by the Red Army in the final stage of the war.</i>
(sources: Wikipedia; World of Tanks Wiki)
Here we go, my first Soviet tanko of WW2, but I sure hope it won't be the last ;)
Started this project a long time ago, but put it to hold (because I could not find a good solution for the front) until I saw Stijn's solution on his WIP photo
Than the building started and 2 weeks later, I had a finished Josef stalin 2 tank in front of me.
I hope that you like it!
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