IS-2 (JS-2) Russian Main Battle Tank 1/72 Scale Die-cast Model by Hobby Master

$ 36.99

1:72 Scale Die-Cast Metal - IS-2 JS-2 Joseph Stalin Main Battle Tank With Machine Gun - Length: 5.5" (from end of vehicle to tip of the main gun) Width: 1.75" 

 

This IS-2 model's main body is made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The turret can rotate all 360 degrees, the gun has some elevation movement. The tracks are made of plastic and are fitted, however they do not move. 

 

The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic. The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. 

 

These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately. 

 

The model comes attached to a removable black plastic base which measures 6 inches long by 3 inches wide. An acrylic top cover the base.

 

The box measures 6 inches long by 3 inches wide by 3 inches high.

 

The IS Tank (in Cyrillic "ИС", meaning the Joseph Stalin or Iosif Stalin in Cyrillic "Ио́сиф Ста́лин") was a series of heavy tanks developed as a successor to the KV-series by the Soviet Union during World War II and was named after Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. 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 entrenchments 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 of the Battle of Berlin.