Russian IS-3 tank / Soviet IS-3 tank / Stalin tank / JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank
Russian IS-3 tank / Soviet IS-3 tank / Stalin tank / JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank
Russian IS-3 tank / Soviet IS-3 tank / Stalin tank / JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank
Russian IS-3 tank / Soviet IS-3 tank / Stalin tank / JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank

Tanks - Russian IS-3 tank / Soviet IS-3 tank / Stalin tank / JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank

(List of photos at bottom of page).

The Stalin IS-3 tank is one of my favorite tanks. It is certainly one of the most influential tanks of all time, having over night obsoleted every other tank in the world. Low slung, perfectly shaped, heavily armored and heavily armed with a 122mm gun. But not always practical. The Stalin tank's turret was very cramped for the crew. The rounds were too big and had to be assembed from two parts prior to firing, etc. Still, this is one of the great tanks of all time and as of this writing, this is the largest archive of photos on the IS-3 anywhere on the internet that I can find.


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank - glacis plate detail


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank


Russian IS-3 tank and me...


In spite of its looks, the sloped side is very thin. However, the hull itself is thick armor.


Rear view. The profile of the inverted frying pan turret is quite evident here.


Fuel barrels.


Russian IS-3 tank with Matilda II and US Spider tank in background.


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Mouse eye view.


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Detail of road wheel.


Russian IS-3 tank suspension detail.


Road wheels and suspension of IS-3 tank.


Suspension of IS-3 tank.


Russian IS-3 tank tread detail.


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Underneath the Stalin tank. I have no idea why there are holes cut into the floor.


Gun mantlet detail


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


IS-3 tank Turret detail


IS-3 tank Turret detail


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank - note grab handles for "descant" troops who would ride tanks straight into combat, dismounting at the last minute


Russian IS-3 tank - hull rear hatches


Russian IS-3 tank - hull rear and back of turret


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank). Detail of turret / hull join.


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


IS-3 tank glacis plate detail - note weld marks


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank - headlight detail


Russian IS-3 tank - glacis detail with extra track sections


Russian IS-3 tank - external fuel tank


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank - tread detail


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)


Russian IS-3 tank (aka Soviet IS-3 tank, Soviet Stalin tank, Soviet JS-3 tank, Soviet JS-III tank)

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Please email me for high resolution photos for publication. US Army Ordnance Museum/Aberdeen Proving Grounds photo portfolio by Narayan Sengupta.

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