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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG7008
IS-2 Heavy Tank Diecast Model
Soviet Army 88th Guards Heavy Tank Bgd, #13, Berlin, Germany, Battle of Berlin 1945

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

In late April 1945 Soviet forces began their assault on Berlin capturing the city on May 2, 1945. As part of the operations JS-2 Heavy tanks were called in whenever Soviet forces needed a German tank or building destroyed. The use of HE (High Explosive) incendiary ammunition made the JS-2 very deadly. Regular Guard units had 3 regiments of 65 JS-2s per regiment but the Independent Guard units had far fewer. The 88th Independent Guards Heavy Tank Brigade was part of the 1st Belorussian Front.

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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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale JS-2 heavy tank is constructed using an intelligent mix of diecast metal and plastic. The top portion of the hull is made from plastic to replicate fine scale details such as the look and feel of cast metal up front (on the turret as well) and the lower portion from diecast metal to provide weight. The 360 degree rotating turret features an elevating metal gun with an accurate muzzle brake and is fitted with a highly detailed machine gun. Additional details include separately applied battlefield equipment such as a shovel and spare track segments. The twelve road wheels and their associated torsion bar suspension system are also accurately modelled.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • 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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