Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:50 pm
The JS-2 Heavy Tank, which was also known as the Victory Tank, was an upgraded version of the JS-1, with a larger main gun.
Production of the JS-2 began at the end of December 1943. By the beginning of 1944, about 100 JS-2s were in service.
A 4.8 inch (122mm) main gun was fitted onto the JS-2, which had more powerful weaponry than any other tank when it first appeared.
The JS-2 also had a smaller cupola than the JS-1 and its armor silhouette around the hull was different from that of the JS-1.
After the Soviets produced the JS-2, they went on to produce an even more advanced version of the JS series, the JS-3.
|Weight:||45.3 tons (46,000kg)|
|Length:||32ft 6in (9.9m)|
|Height:||8ft 11in (2.73m)|
|Width:||10ft 2in (3.09m)|
|Weapons:||Main – 4.8in (122mm) D-25gun, Secondary – 3 x 0.3 inch (7.62mm) machineguns|
|Armor||Maximum – 4.72in (120mm)|
|Engine:||V2-IS 12-cylinder diesel, 510hp|
|Range:||149 miles (240 km)|