This is the Tamiya 35 289-4200 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Heavy Tank, JS-2, model 1944 ChKZ’.
The Russian Tank that was too much for the Germans – The Russian Heavy Tank JS-2 was built to overthrow the German Tiger I. The JS-2 which was put into production in the latter half of WWII in December 1943, had a long powerful 122mm gun and superior mobility. From August, 1944 the upper part of the hatch was removed from the hull which greatly improved its defensive ability.
The JS-2 was produced in the Chelyabinsk Kirov factory (ChKZ), and a characteristic of the tank is it’s one piece cast rounded front. The JS-2 showed great strength in the break through of defensive positions but also in anti-tank battles. The Russian tank JS-2 played a major part which contributed to the victory of the end of the Great War.
Source: Tamiya website
Where I got it
- Hobbymesse 2012