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Altaya Armored Fighting Vehicles AV45
IS-3 Heavy Tank Diecast Model
Egyptian Army 21st Armored Div, Ismailia, Egypt, 1973

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
IS-3 Heavy Tank   5.25"   1.75"

The JS tank, named after Soviet leader Joseph Stalin (technically speaking, the IS tank for Iosif Stalin), was a heavy tank developed by the Soviet Union during World War II. The heavy tank was designed with thick armour to counter the German 88 mm guns, and sported a main gun that was capable of defeating the new 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 JS-3 first appeared to western observers at the Allied Victory Parade in Berlin in September 1945. By most accounts these tanks overawed the western powers, who responded with heavy tank designs of their own in the 1950s. A Regiment of JS-3s may have been deployed in Manchuria in 1945.

IS-3 Heavy Tank

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Altaya Armored Fighting Vehicles

The Altaya "Armored Fighting Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Altaya "Armored Fighting Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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