IS-3 Joseph Stalin Heavy Tank

The IS-3 Stalin was a further development of the successful IS-2 which had increased armour protection, a new front glacis plate and a new mushroom carapace shaped turret giving an overall lower silhouette. The new bow shaped glacis plate earned the IS-3 the nickname of the "Pike". Crewed by 4 men the IS-3 was armed with a D-25 L/43 122mm gun. Secondary armament was a 7.62mm bow MG and a 12.7mm AA MG.