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The designation IS-3 was originally used for a heavy tank design developed at the end of 1944 by a team headed by N. L. Dukhov and M. F. Balshiy. The original IS-3 had a flat sloped glacis similar to the later IS-2 but the definitive IS-3, Obiekt 703, designated “Kirovets-1” during development had a more complex three piece nose. The IS-3 was manufactured at the relocated Kirov plant in Chelyabinsk (ChKZ). The IS-3 entered service with the Russian Army in January 1945 with 29 tanks having been built before the end of the war. The IS-3 did not see active service though it did arrive in Berlin in time for the Soviet victory parade where its appearance caused considerable concern among other Western allies regarding the advanced state of Russian tank technology. When introduced and for many years thereafter, the IS-3 represented a considerable threat to allied tank formations and led to heavy tank development programmes being rushed through in the UK and the US.
The IS-3 served with the Soviet Army from 1945 to 1959. Due to its distinctive nose it was nicknamed “Schuka” (Pike) in Soviet Army service.

Model Id:
2840
Manufacture:Chelyabinskiy Traktornyy Zavod (ChTZ), Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Ekaterinburg and Surrounding Regions, Russia (Sole manufacturer)


1) Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

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Sample Photo from Album Number 354

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Unique ID: 354
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Other Identification: Collection number 109 painted on left turret side.

[PTIR: #13]

2) Fort IX Czerniaków, Mokotów, Poland

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Sample Photo from Album Number 397

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Unique ID: 397
Serial Number: 703-605A58 (source: L. Delsing).
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Other Identification: Polish Eagle markings painted on turret sides.

This tank is particularly interesting in that it is one of the original production batch of IS-3’s without side skirts or later modifications. The tank has recently been restored to original condition.

3) Muzeum Broni Pancernej, Centrum Szkolenia Wojsk Lądowych, Poland

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Sample Photo from Album Number 433

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Unique ID: 433
Serial Number: 703-604A81 (source: L. Delsing).
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Other Identification: Polish Eagle markings painted on turret sides.

A rare original IS-3 without later "M" modifications.

4) U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Ground, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 678

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Unique ID: 678
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IS-3M

The IS-3M underwent a modernisation programme, carried out at the Kirov plant in Leningrad between 1952 and 1953 with modernised IS-3M’s being produced as late as 1960. The modified IS-3 was developed under the designation Obiekt UKN-703. Improvements included an uprated V 54K IS engine which gave improved range of 450km, improved transmission and oil cooling, new sighting and vision devices. The use of side skirts was the most obvious external change which distinguishes the IS-3M.

Model Id:
2842
Manufacture:Chelyabinskiy Traktornyy Zavod (ChTZ), Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Ekaterinburg and Surrounding Regions, Russia (IS-3 manufacturer)
Factory 185 Kirov, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg and Novgorod Region, Russia (IS-3M upgrade)


5) Tank Memorial, Kursk, Russia

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1169

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Unique ID: 1169
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6) Snegiri Museum of Military History, Lenino, Russia

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2362

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Unique ID: 2362
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7) Poklonnaya Gora Victory Park, Moscow, Russia

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2399

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Unique ID: 2399
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Other Identification: “226” (previously “134” and Guards insignia) painted on turret sides.

8) Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Reserve Collection, Kubinka, Russia

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Sample Photo from Album Number 599

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Unique ID: 599
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Other Identification: Turret number “111” and Guards insignia.

9) Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Reserve Collection, Kubinka, Russia

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Sample Photo from Album Number 616

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Unique ID: 616
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Other Identification: Red star marking.

10) Kubinka Shosse, Kubinka, Russia

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Sample Photo from Album Number 666

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Unique ID: 666
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Other Identification: Turret number “200” and Guards insignia.

11) Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

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Sample Photo from Album Number 345

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Unique ID: 345
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Other Identification: Collection Number 101.

[PTIR: #4]