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IS-3 Stalin
WF Ingame IS-3
Unit
Affiliation

WF FlagIco Soviet Soviet Union

Role

Heavy tank

Cost

$1152

Army points

6

Produced by

War factory

Hit points

400

WF Icon IS-3

The IS-3 Stalin is the common heavy tank of the Soviet Red Army, equipped with heavy armor and weaponry. Developed from the generally successful IS-2 series, this vehicle combines an enormously powerful 122 mm gun with innovative armor design, including the angled glacis plate and flattened hemisphere turret.

BackgroundEdit

When the Soviets saw the new Panther and Tiger tanks deployed by the Germans at the Battle of Kursk in 1943, they knew they needed something with greater firepower and more armor than the T-34. This eventually led to the development of the “Iosif Stalin tank”, or IS series. The IS-2 saw action in World War II, while the IS-3—with its trademark rounded turret and angled front hull—was first shown to western observers at the Allied Victory Parade in Berlin in September, 1945.

OverviewEdit

  • Pros: Much heavier armor gives the IS-3 greater survivability than the Tiger, and its gun deals out a lot more damage.
  • Cons: Slower than the T-34, and you must upgrade your War Factories to produce them.
  • Bottom Line: An essential unit once the enemy is able to produce heavy tanks.

See alsoEdit

VTE
WF FlagIco Soviet War Front: Turning Point Soviet Forces WF FlagIco Soviet
Logistic Combat engineerZiS-151T-34 RetrieverBridging truck
Infantry Red Army infantryRed Army medicKommissarVodka dealerMolotov infantryParatroopsPartisans
Vehicles T-70ZiS-42ZSU-37APC MoleT-34-85KatyushaIS-3 StalinGiant turretIce SpitterKharkov-Rampager
Aircraft / Support YakovlevSturmovikArtillery strikeTupolev bomberWinter's Breath
Heroes Aleksei MikhalkovNadia AmanovaAndrei Nazarov
Buildings Supply centerAccumulatorTraining campPropaganda towerGulagWar factoryRadio stationAirfieldBlack marketResearch facility
Defenses MG bunkerAT bunkerAA bunker

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