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IS-3 build (1/76) – Part 1:Introduction

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The vehicle

js3_parade

The IS-3 (or JS-3) is a member of the imposing  family of IS heavy tanks manufactured by the Soviet Union in the 1940s and early 1950s.

“The IS-3 first appeared to Western observers at the Allied Victory Parade in Berlin in September 1945. The IS-3 was an impressive development in the eyes of Western military observers, the British in particular, who responded with heavy tank designs of their own” [1]

The kit

airfix_js3_box_2

My nephew charged me with building this Airfix 1/76 kit for him. I have done the Tamiya 1/35 kit before and have ambitions to redo it in the future. But, for now, I will content myself with this smaller, simpler model.

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iosif_Stalin_tank
  2. http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-models-for-2011/military-vehicles/a01307-joseph-stalin-tank-js3-a01307
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