Paper model of the IS-2 tank, model 1944
The paper model of the IS-2 tank, model 1944, is a Soviet heavy tank of the period of the Great Patriotic War. The abbreviation IP means "Joseph Stalin" - the official name of the serial Soviet heavy tanks of 1943-1953. Index 2 corresponds to the second production model of the tank of this family.
Materials and tools:
- scissors, paper knife, drawing ruler
- glue brushes and paint;
- watercolors (or pencils), toothpicks;
- clear acrylic glue ("Moment", etc.);
- to print the model matte photo paper with a density of 170-180 g / m2;
- for small parts - 70-80 g / m2.
- Before you assemble the part, read the drawings and instructions. Determine the place of each part and imagine its assembly;
- Make holes in details before cutting out the part;
- Cut only the part (s) you need right now. Fold up the parts that are not glued into the box,and unused sheets in a closed folder (as an option). Throwing out trash after work, carefully inspect the scrap paper;
- To better fold the part, it is necessary to hold the ruler along the fold line, pressing lightly with the blunt side of the knife or a toothpick so as not to damage the paper surface. Better to do it from the wrong side of the part;
- Keep your fingers clean and be sure to use wipes to wipe your hands, because hands may get dirty in the process;
- wind up cylindrical parts before gluing onto a round object of a suitable diameter, this will give them shape;
- Before gluing it is necessary to paint the ends of the part. White crop lines spoil the overall look of the model. To paint the ends, use watercolors or gouache paints. After selecting the desired color, apply them in a thin layer, then allow the paint to dry. About markers better to forget;
- Take your time with gluing. First, cut out the part, paint it from the end, wait for the paint to dry, assemble the part. Attach it to the place where it should be, to make sure everything is done correctly. And only then stick. Do not forget to let the glue dry.
A bit of history
Soviet IS-2 heavy tank, model 1944
The appearance on the Volkhov and then the Stalingrad fronts of German heavy tanks "Tiger" did not go unnoticed by the command of the Red Army. The search for means of effective struggle against them began, but 85mm guns, which allowed to fight new German tanks at medium and short distances, did not completely suit the Soviet command. Since the best armor-piercing at all distances from the serially produced guns was a 122mm A-19 hull, it was decided to develop on its base a tank gun - D-25. The gun was designed to arm promising Soviet heavy tanks, the need for which after the Battle of Kursk was not in doubt. So the green light was given to the IC tank – the second representative of the new family of heavy tanks (the IS-1 was armed with a 85mm gun). In terms of the main combat parameters, the new tank was noticeably superior to the KV-1C, IS-1 and other experimental vehicles. The IS-2 was developed in the autumn of 1943 in the design office of the Experimental Plant No. 100 in Chelyabinsk by a team led by the designers Zhozef Yakovlevich Kotin and Nikolai Fedorovich Shashmurin, as a further development of the IS-1 tank,aimed at increasing firepower and effective range of fire.
The tank was adopted by the Red Army on October 31, 1943, the series went from December. All were released about 3500 combat aircraft in three versions, which were armed with heavy tank regiments and brigades. The most perfect of them and possessing the highest security was the IS-2 of the 1944 model. On it, in addition to a powerful weapon that hit the Tigers and Panthers from long distances and coupled with the cannon of the course machine gun, an antiaircraft machine gun was mounted, allowing the crew to fight German infantrymen using faust-ammunition. "Faustnik" ambushed on the upper floors of houses, and anti-aircraft machine-gun fire effectively opposed them.
The heavy tanks of the IS-2 performed well in major offensive operations in 1944 and 1945. These mighty war machines went on the attack in the first ranks, destroying the barbed wire, concrete and stone. They supported medium tanks and infantry, hit heavy enemy tanks with armor-piercing, and field fortifications - high-explosive shells. No wonder units, stocked IC tanks, immediately appropriated in the formation of the Guards title. And the crews of heavy tanks did not fail, proving in deed that they are worthy of it.
One of the famous units, armed with tanks, was the 7th Separate Guards Heavy Tank Brigade, which began its combat path in the fall of 1941 as the 46th Tank Brigade. She fought in Karelia, near Tikhvin, and then, after receiving the Guards rank, repeatedly punched corridors for supply, and then access to her units in the 2nd Shock Army. The tanks of the 7th Guards Brigade took part in breaking the blockade of Leningrad in the spring of 1943, broke into the Finnish defense under Salmi in the summer of 1944, fought in the far north, advancing on Kirkenes. Finally, in the spring of 1945, the brigade became famous during the Berlin offensive operation. Tanks and self-propelled guns, which participated in the Berlin operation, carried a special color from white stripes on the sides and crossings on the roof of the tower, designed to be recognized by Allied aircraft.
The rapid breakthrough to Müncheberg, and then violent offensive battles in the center of Berlin ... These illustrious tanks ended their combat path alongside the Triumphal Arch and triumphantly completed the Great Patriotic War.
Currently, the IS-2 tanks are exhibits of museums around the world.Mosfilm Studios has at its disposal an IS-2 tank, which has repeatedly been filmed in feature films.
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