Author Topic: KV (Kliment Voroshilov) and IS (Iosif Stalin) series of heavy soviet tanks  (Read 564 times)


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I love heavies like this Super T-10M. Equipped with 20mm cuppola turret and a pair of heavy machine guns to deal with prowling enemy infantry.


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What about a T-10M still in service but fitted with ERA?
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Soon after WWII german night vision equipment is used ...


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Have thought about a (license-built?) KV-1used by the Western Allies. Idea stems from a model of a T-34 in British service as a "Cruiser tank Mk.XYZ" (can't remember the exact designation used) in North Africa that looked very good.
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Real world
Constant scale: 1 pix ----> 1 cm

IS-1
IS-2
IS-3


IS-4
IS-7
2 T-10M


I have not found good sources for IS-5 and IS-6

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Offline ysi_maniac

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What if the saga of soviet heavy tanks continued during '60s and '70s?

Here you can see first two members of LB(1) series along with T-10M (RW).

LB-1 armed with a 125mm gun, is here parading in Red Square, Moscow.
LB-2 is armed with a 130mm gun.



(1) LB: Leonid Brezhnev https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonid_Brezhnev
« Last Edit: July 20, 2021, 12:34:16 PM by ysi_maniac »

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Re: KV (Kliment Voroshilov) and IS (Iosif Stalin) series of heavy soviet tanks
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2021, 11:45:51 PM »
Italeri IS-2 hull and a resin (early) T62 turret.




Needs some sort of mating-spacer between the lower and upper turret races. The turret overhang would block access to the engine grills, no matter which way the gun tube was oriented.

Italeri IS-2 hull and an ESCI (I think) T55 turret.




If I had to put antiques back onto a 21st century 4G battlefield, the 55 option makes more sense to me from many angles; engine access is doable, T55 turret race is close-enough to a JSII's, 100mm ammo seems more available than 115mm, T55 is AK47 stupid-simple.
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