Designed as a breakthrough tank with armor that could withstand the fearsome German 88mm gun and an armament that could take on the Tiger and Panther tanks, the JS-2 (named after Joseph Stalin, IS-2 Iosif Stalin in the original Russian) entered service in 1944. Armed with a massive A-19 122mm main gun and up to 120mm of armor in vital areas, the JS-2 was a very formidable weapon that was better in every way than its predecessor, the KV-1. The Model 1944 is easily distinguished by its unique muzzle brake and sloped front glacis armor.
About the Model
•1/35 scale assembly model kit of the Russian Heavy Tank JS-2 Model 1944 ChKZ.
•Powerful form of the heavy tank is accurately reproduced.
•Thorough research have resulted in precise reproductions of the muzzle brake, sloped front glacis, and other parts unique to the Model 1944.
•Photo-etched parts included to depict engine intake grille for added detail.
•Both belt-type and assembly-type tracks included to provide more build options for modelers.
•1 commander figure and 1 loader torso figure included.
•The perfect addition to a display of Tamiya 1/35 scale Russian tanks or line it up against some of Tamiya"s 1/35 scale German AFVs.