Development and HistoryEdit
First seeing action in 1944 the IS-2 was developed as a replacment for the KV series tanks in the Soviet Army.
The early IS-2 featured a A-19 122mm gun and in later models the faster loading D25-T 122mm tank gun. Maned by a crew of 4 (Driver, Commander, Loader and Gunner), the IS-2 was one of the lightest and well armored Heavy tanks in WW2.
- IS-122 (IS-2 Model 1943), mounted A-19 122mm gun
- IS-2 Model 1944, improved hull and armed with D25-T 122mm tank gun
- IS-2M, 1950s modernization
- The Illustrated Directory of Tanks of the World From World War 1 to the Present Day, By David Miller