In 1945, the Red Army showed off a radical new tank design. Although it was deployed before the end of the War, it did not see combat, and instead first appeared to the rest of the world at the victory parade in Berlin, where it is said to have frightened the other Allied military leaders. The pike nose was not uniquely Russian, as the Germans had actually invented the configuration back in 1918 (look closely at the A7V, you'll see what I mean), but it, combined with the low-profile frying-pan turret mounted the proven 122mm D25T tank gun made it a sight to behold. Although the IS-3 was a far better tank for the war it was meant to fight than any previous tank with a pike nose, it suffered from reliability issues that the IS-2 did not share, and with an abysmal 3 degrees of gun depression, there was a lot of room for improvement. Some of these issues were fixed on the IS-3M, but it was ultimately the T-10 that became the next mass-produced Soviet heavy tank.
Ordering the small variant will give you a single tank.
Ordering the medium variant will give you two tanks.
Ordering the large variant will give you five tanks.
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