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JS-2M (early) build – Part 1:Introduction

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The vehicle

js-2m_duxford_2016

This is a 1950s modification of the fearsome JS-2 tank:

“The heavy tank was designed with thick armor to counter German 88 mm guns and carried a main gun capable of defeating Tiger and Panther tanks. It was mainly a breakthrough tank, firing a heavy high-explosive shell that was useful against entrenchments and bunkers. The IS-2 went into service in April 1944 and was used as a spearhead by the Red Army in the final stage of the Battle of Berlin.” [1]

The kit

trumpeter-js-2m-early-box_400

I have been wanting to add a JS-2 tank to my collection for years [2]. However, the wartime version – which is invariably shown with extensive damage to the fenders – I am holding off on until I feel I am ready to tackle it. Hence, I thought I would use the post war variant as a test run [3].

Trumpeter 1/35 kit [4].

References

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IS_tank_family
2. http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/soviet/soviet_IS-II.php
3. https://skarachsworld.co.uk/2017/03/14/js-2m-some-walkaround-pictures/
4. http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/russia/trumpeter05589reviewcs_1.html

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