World War 2 on the Eastern Front was one dominated, to a lesser or greater extent, by the power of the combatants amour, as evinced so dramatically in battles such as Kursk. Fortunes on the front swing as each side brought new and more powerful hardware into play.With the German development of the Panther and Tiger tanks, it looked as though the Axis forces had developed tanks capable of destroying anything that the Red Army possessed and, in order to counter this threat, STAVKA, the General Headquarters for the Soviet Armed Forces during the war, realized that a new tanks, capable of carrying a large caliber gun, was essential. Selecting the 122mm gun, already in use as an artillery piece, meant that the turret and hull of the existing 'KV' tank had to be redesigned. The result was the 'JS' series, of which some 2000 -1 and -2 models were constructed before the end of the war.The radically different JS-3, with its inverted saucer turret, was developed towards the end of the war but was only introduced in time to be used as a propaganda piece at the Berlin Victory Parade in September 1945. The latter was, however, to form the basis of Soviet heavy amour for the next decade and see active service in Hungary during the 1956 uprising and, on the Arab side, during the Six Day War of 1967. REVIEWS "...a nicely done monograph, recommended to all fans of Soviet and WWII armor."Military Vehicles Magazine, 10/2007"...one of the most interesting titles "this side of Zaloga" when it comes to the story of this formidable Soviet heavy tank. Both modelers and students of tank design will find much that pleases between these covers"Missing Lynx, 06/2008
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