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Trumpeter 1:35 - Soviet JS-2 Heavy Tank - Plastic model kit #05588

After it became clear that the JS-1 was incapable of destroying the German Tiger and Panther tanks, Soviet engineers came up with an upgraded model of the JS series - the JS-2 heavy tank. The production of the early version began in 1943 in Chelyabinsk. The JS-2 was equipped with the D-25T gun, also known as the 122 mm gun, with higher armour-piercing qualities. In addition, compared to the JS-1 and its prototype models of the KV series, the JS-2 had thicker front armour and a muzzle recoil compensator. Besides, it was much lighter and faster.

The JS-2 and Tiger I were able to hit each other at a range of less than 1,000 m which was an average combat distance. Moreover, due to high-explosive fragmentation shells of the D-25T gun the JS-2 could do severe damage to the heaviest German tanks even without piercing their armour. 

The JS-2 first saw combat in February 1944 during the Korsun–Shevchenkovsky Offensive. In spring of the same year JS-2 tanks destroyed up to 40 German tanks (including Tiger Is), 10 anti-tank guns and several AFVs.

After the end of the war, the production of JS tanks continued and in the 1950's remaining JS-2 units were modified to a new JS-2M version. In the late 1960's, when heavy tanks were replaced with medium tanks, the JS vehicles were no longer in active service with the Red Army. 

Item No: 05588
Item Name: Soviet JS-2 Heavy Tank
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Plastic Model Armour Kit
Model Dimensions: Length 230mm, Width 200mm
Total Parts: 360+
Metal Parts: gun barrel, copper cable
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Total Sprues: 21 sprues , upper hull, lower hull and turret
Release Date: 2016-07

- The kit consists of over 360 parts
- Refined detail
- Multi-slide moulded lower hull and turret
- Photo-etched parts included

Collections: All, Soviet, Vehicles, WWII

Category: Trumpeter Tanks

Type: Tanks

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