Category: Second World War

IS-2

As a continuation of the KV series, the Soviets began production of the IS series of tanks in 1943 named after Josef Stalin – actually written Иосиф Сталин (Iosif Stalin) in Russian hence the abbreviation. The first model, the IS-1, was based on a further development of the KV, the KV-85. Early models featured the exact same gun as the

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M4A1E8

The Sherman M4A1 is easily recognised by its cast hull with the characteristic rounded shape. This vehicle is of the Easy Eight (E8) series which means it is fitted with both an upgraded M1 76 mm gun and improved suspension. While the upgraded gun was already introduced in the E4 series, the new Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) was a new feature. Not only

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