The IS Tank family was a series of heavy tanks developed as a successor to the KV-series by the Soviet Union during World War II. The heavy tank was designed with thick armour 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 entrenchment’s 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.
The colour art work in this title will make good reference for model-makers.
40 pages of full colour illustrations.