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Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: IS-4 Part II


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KrasnayaZvezda #61 Posted Nov 11 2013 - 05:39

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View Postpatrick1, on Nov 11 2013 - 05:14, said:

Model 1946 of the IS7? They only made yearly models of mass produced tanks.
Besides, what source is this from? I would like to compare a few sources and make another reply. :smile:
According to M.Svirin's 'History of Soviet Tanks 1943-1955':
Obyekt 260 early variant (the picture T_A posted above) - two produced in 1946
Obyekt 260 late variant (what we know as IS-7) - four produced in 1948
Also, I heard that Kirov factory produced limited number of pre-production vehicles in 1949 before the termination of the program later that year. Not so sure about this, though.

patrick1 #62 Posted Nov 11 2013 - 23:51

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View PostKrasnayaZvezda, on Nov 11 2013 - 05:39, said:

According to M.Svirin's 'History of Soviet Tanks 1943-1955':
Obyekt 260 early variant (the picture T_A posted above) - two produced in 1946
Obyekt 260 late variant (what we know as IS-7) - four produced in 1948
Also, I heard that Kirov factory produced limited number of pre-production vehicles in 1949 before the termination of the program later that year. Not so sure about this, though.
That source is probably more reliable than my sources as to how many are built and I wish I could buy one but they cost $200 for one copy.
As for my sources, they say somewhere between 2 and 5 prototypes and 50 ordered, but that order was canceled. So there may have been pre-production models built.

coolathlon #63 Posted Nov 14 2013 - 19:01

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Very nice video.
Nice to see that Russian tankers are supposed to be of 1,60m or so.
Also, the torsion bars are visible in the compartment taking up not very much room of it.
The camera work with the photos is nice to see, as they are with better lighting. Unfortunately, the driver's seat wasn't very equally lighted. Do you mind taking a flashlight with you?
How does the escape hatch look from the outside?

Maybe the speedometer was made to be placed in all military vehicles, regardless of tank, jeep, truck or motorcycle?

slantytank #64 Posted Jan 11 2014 - 06:17

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I'm curious as to how LOUD it would have been inside when it was fired...




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