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Eaglemoss 1:72 Russian Armor RU0002
IS-2 Heavy Tank Diecast Model
Soviet Army, #301, USSR

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
IS-2 Heavy Tank   5.25"   1.75"

The IS tank family was a series of heavy tanks developed as a successor to the KV-series by the Soviet Union during World War II. It was named after Soviet leader Joseph Stalin (IS for Iosif Stalin) . The heavy tank was 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.

IS-2 Heavy Tank

Desinged as a heavy tank with thick armour to counter German 88mm guns, the JS-2 (more correctly called IS-2 after its namesake Iosef Stalin) entered production in 1943. Experience with the KV series of heavy tanks led the designers to place an emphasis on speed and firepower. The latter requirement was met by the use of a 122mm A-19 gun firing high explosive rounds that could take on fortified positions in addition to being a capable anti-personnel weapon. The large shells however, resulted in a slow rate of fire which limited it's ability to engage enemy tanks.

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Eaglemoss 1:72 Russian Armor

The Eaglemoss Collections "1:72 Russian Armor" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of Soviet and Russian military vehicles in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Eaglemoss Collections "1:72 Russian Armor" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret and accurate hull.
  • Fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

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