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IS-2

Description

This Soviet heavy tank was adopted by the Red Army at the end of 1943, and served through the second half of the Great Patriotic War.

The IS-2 heavy tank was a modification of the IS-1, boasting a new 122mm D-25T gun with a muzzle brake. The new tank admirably performed all its combat missions, and could destroy any enemy tank on the field. 

Originally known as Object 237, the IS-2 was used more for storming fortified cities and hardened installations, and only rarely against enemy tanks. The IS-2 participated on all battlefronts between 1944 and 1945, in the war with Japan, and in the Korean War in service of the Volunteer Army of China and the DPRK. To this day, it remains in service in the armies of Cuba and North Korea.

Characteristics

4 men
46,0 tons
6.77 m
3.07 m
2.63 m
37 km/h
240 km
122mm D-25Т;
Secondary: 3 × 7,62mm DT, 12.7mm DShK