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UNIQUE ID 412: IS-2 TANK

(Model: Model 1943)

Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, Powiśle, Poland

(Location: Display Park)


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Unique ID: 412
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: 7 April 2012
Type (ID): IS-2 (2800)
Model (ID): Model 1943 (2802)
Location Category (ID): Muzeum Wojska Polskiego (16010)
Location (ID): Display Park (16012)
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Registration:
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Other Identification: “0247” and Polish People’s Army (PPA) Eagle marking previously painted on turret sides.
Collection Reference: MWP 32522.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Chelyabinskiy Traktornyy Zavod (ChTZ), Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Ekaterinburg and Surrounding Regions, Russia (Sole manufacturer)
2: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, Powiśle, Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland (Current location)


Text in original Preserved Soviet Tanks publication:

A relatively rare early production model IS-2 without post-war modifications. It has the more unusual machined pattern glacis.

Text in Preserved Soviet Tanks Update:

[No entry]

Text in original Preserved Tanks In Poland publication:

The label for this IS-2 reads: “The IS-2 tanks composed the combat equipment of the 4th and 5th Heavy Tank Regiments assigned respectively to the 1st and 2nd Polish Armies of General Berling’s Force. The regiments and their tanks saw battle only in the waning months of WWII. The Polish forces under Russian control received 71 IS-2 heavy tanks in the period of October 1944 – April 1945. After the war’s end the tanks remained in service through the end of 1950s. The tank in display was used during WWII by the 4th Heavy Tank Regiment of the 1st Polish Army.”


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August 2007

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 10 August 2007
Contributor: R. Gucwa
Photo ID: 359
Added: 19 July 2008
Filename: PICT5537...
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Exhibit label
2: Exhibit label

Taken: 10 August 2007
Contributor: R. Gucwa
Photo ID: 358
Added: 19 July 2008
Filename: PICT5536...
Views: 55
Select/Has Priority: 21/0