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Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

(Location: External Display Area)

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Unique ID: 345
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: July 2008
Type (ID): IS-3 (2840)
Model (ID): IS-3M (2842)
Location Category (ID): Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles (2100)
Location (ID): External Display Area (2105)
Serial Number:
Other Identification: Collection Number 101.
Collection Reference:
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Location History:
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1: Chelyabinskiy Traktornyy Zavod (ChTZ), Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Ekaterinburg and Surrounding Regions, Russia (IS-3 manufacturer)
2: Factory 185 Kirov, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg and Novgorod Region, Russia (IS-3M upgrade)
3: Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Moscow Oblast, Russia (Current location)

In November 1944 the IS design team, led by N. L. Dukhov, was ordered to work on a more effective armour layout for the IS-2. The resulting design was developed concurrently with the IS-2M. It had a hull with a sharply sloped nose - earning it the nickname of “Schuka” (‘Pike’) and a very distinctive ‘frying pan’ turret. It entered production as the IS-3 and its clean shape was the forerunner of most post-war Soviet designs.

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Date Unknown

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 396
Added: 22 July 2008
Filename: Scan_IS3...
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