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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:12 pm
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I've found a photo of this tank on the internet. Is it an IS-4 tank?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:42 pm
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I think its a 4 (1947 model)... page 21 Russian Tanks 1946-to the present.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:57 pm
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Yes.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:05 pm
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Looks about right - here's the Kubinka one. There was also one reported at Zabaykal'sk.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:14 am
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- the_shadock

I've found a photo of this tank on the internet. Is it an IS-4 tank?


Where is this IS-4 ?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:27 pm
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it seems that the location is "Exhibition in park ODORA SibVo, Chita, Chita Oblast (Russia)".

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:37 pm
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There is a ''Memorial of military and Labor glory'' at N52 03.004 E113 28.416 with a T-34 and other hardware. No pic of a IS-4..

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:49 pm
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Looks like they're a few things displayed there.
www.photaki.com/pictur...274885.htm
www.flickr.com/photos/...323209948/
(Assuming it's the same Chita!)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:56 am
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Here:

IS-4 – Zabaykalsk, Zabaykalsky Krai (Russia)
www.reibert.info/forum...07&page=12

with the IS-4:
Exhibition in park ODORA SibVo, Chita, Chita Oblast (Russia)
Kubinka tank Museum (Russia)

That makes 3 surviving IS-4 heavy tanks a small numer compeare to IS-2 and IS-3 Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:36 am
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If you work on the theory that nearly 4,000 JS2 &2,500 JS3 with a mere 250 JS4 being built, with no active service anywhere for the JS4, it's not unsurprising that there are few preserved.
Impressive looking beast.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:45 pm
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These are not the last IS-4.
They were used to make a pillboxes at the USSR-China border, and some tanks can still stay there.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:28 pm
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anyway, these are the known survivors, and only known by us. One can never suspect what is preserved, hidden or simply mis-identified, and we could find more IS-4 tanks all around Russia and Eastern Europe.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:37 am
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- Koluchiy
These are not the last IS-4.
They were used to make a pillboxes at the USSR-China border, and some tanks can still stay there.


Some photos:
www.fortification.ru/o...amp;page=1
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:52 am
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Great site there, pity there's so many "red crosses" where photo links are now broken.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:45 am
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4th IS-4 - Museum?, Borzya, Zabaykalsky Krai (Russia)

Photo:
fotki.yandex.ru/users/...772?page=0

Gallery:
fotki.yandex.ru/users/...96939/?p=0
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