Best armored fighting vehicles: the heavy tank IS-3. Developed in 1944 by the KB ChKZ Design Bureau under the direction of N. Dukhov. Museum of the Soviet Army, Moscow

Best armored fighting vehicles: the heavy tank IS-3. Developed in 1944 by the KB ChKZ Design Bureau under the direction of N. Dukhov. The basis is the IS-2 tank. The IS-3 received a new tower and a hull with frontal sheets at the front (pike nose), which increased armor protection while preserving the fighting mass. A crew – 4 persons. Armament: gun D-25T (122 mm), machine gun DT (7.62 mm). Armor – 20-250 mm. The speed is 40 km / h. Power – 520 hp. Museum of the Soviet Army, Moscow

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