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Prototype IS-7 heavy tank, 1948, photo 2 of 2

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Added Date 22 Mar 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
22 Nov 2010 02:33:24 PM

the IS-7 was a prototype model, three were built, the vehicle was 68 tons and armed w/ a 122mm gun. In the 1950s the remaining IS series tanks were upgraded and part of Soviet Forces in Eastern Europe. By the 1960s the last of the tanks were transferred to the Red Army Reserves. Some older models were dug in along the Soviet-Chinese border, and used as pillboxes Other tanks were sold or given away to Soviet client States. Over 9,000 variants of the IS series tank were built. At one time the Chinese tried to reverse-engineer the IS tank ,but it was cancelled in favor to produce the Soviet T-54 as the Chinese model type 122. Today you can see a IS Tank on display at the US Army Ordnance Museum Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland USA
2. holakc says:
9 Dec 2014 10:17:17 PM

surviving is-7 at kubinka museum, russia exterior show while explained by expert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hoecf7ovrRM this is Episode 1, at episode 2 they will show inside the tank.

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