Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
JS-2 Russian Heavy Tank
WWII, 1945
Fully assembled
True to Scale (1:72)
Die-Cast chassis, turret and gun
Turret turns
Appliquéd turret armour
Main gun can be elevated
Realistic tracks
Realistic wheels
Highly detailed features
Professionally painted in accurate colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
The JS tanks were named after Joseph Stalin. The JS-2 had a 122mm D-25T main gun and 6
road wheels to improve soft ground track performance. In 1944 new specifications included new
armour tempering, a 60-degree glacis replaced the 30-degree and the driver’s front hatch was
removed. Also a relocated wider porthole, improved mantlet, increased lower hull side armor and
a new periscope sight. The commander’s cupola moved to the left and a 12.7mm anti-aircraft
machine gun attached. In 1944 2,250 JS-2’s were produced and no further improvements were
made until 1954.

During the Battle for Berlin that took place from April 16, 1945 until May 2, 1945 a large number
of JS-2 (IS-2) heavy tanks were used to spearhead the assault. They were used to eliminate or
flush out German forces by destroy entire buildings using their HE rounds. Most JS-2s were
assigned to groups of 5 along with a company of infantry comprised of flame throwers and
sappers. About sixty seven JS-2s were lost during the battle, most victims of “Faustniks
Specifications IS-2

Crew:   4

Length (with gun):  10.74m  (35.24 ft)
Height:    2.93m    (9.61 ft)
Weight:   46,250 kg    (101963.8 lb)

Engine:   V-2 IS 12cyl. Diesel-engine/520hp
Speed:    37km/h  (22.99 mph)
Range:    150km   (93.2 mi)

Armor:   20mm - 160mm  (.79 in - 6.3 in)

Armament:    1 X 122mm (4.8 in)  M1943 D-25T L/43 gun
1 x 12.7mm (.5 in) M1938 DShK
1 x 7.62mm  (.3 in)  DT/DTM

Ammunition:  28 x 122mm shells
2331 x DT rounds
300 x DShK rounds
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