T-35A

Soviet Union (1934) Heavy Tank – 61 Built The Eastern Behemoth The T-35A tank is one of history’s strangest tanks – often seen crawling across the Soviet inter-war era parade squares. This tank grabbed the hearts, souls, and imaginations of the Soviet people and foreign military attachés alike. It was one of the many proud…

KV-1

Soviet Union (1939) Heavy Tank – 5,219 Built Heavy tank and “deep battle” concepts in the USSR The concept of “deep battle”, which contained the doctrinal use of the Soviet heavy tank, was first theorized during the late twenties, then refined and eventually adopted by the Red Army Field Regulations in 1936. The tactical deep…

IS-2

Soviet Union (1943) Heavy Tank – 3,854 Built A new standard in hell: The IS-2 As the escalation between German and Russian engineers reached a new point with the introduction on the German side of the Panther and Tiger, and the knowledge that something bigger was brewing, the IS-2 was pressed into introduction as soon…

IS-1

Soviet Union (1943) Heavy Tank – 207 Built Based on the KV-85 The origin of the IS-1 project came from numerous reports regarding the KV-1. Even in its faster version, the KV-1S, offered no greater fighting capabilities than the T-34, while costing much more and being more labor intensive. Stalin nearly cancelled all heavy tank…