Soviet armored fighting vehicles: the heavy tank IS-3 (object 703). Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Soviet armored fighting vehicles: a heavy tank IS-3 (object 703). Object 703 was developed in late 1944 by ChTZ (in Chelyabinsk) and left the factory shop in May 1945. The abbreviation IS is Joseph Stalin. Due to the characteristic shape of the upper frontal part of the hull was named “Pike”.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1945-1946

Country of origin: USSR

Issued: 1555 items

Weight: 46.5 t

Power: 520 hp

Speed: 40 km / h

Crew: 4 persons

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