The IS-3 Kirovyets is a Soviet heavy tank developed towards the end of the second world war. The IS-3 was the third major iteration of the IS series of tanks, superseding the IS-2.
Most, if not all IS-3s were upgraded to the modernized IS-3M design.
The IS-3 entered service in 1945, just prior to the end of the second world war.
There are unconfirmed reports of IS-3 tanks engaging German Jagdpanthers after the official surrender of the German Army.
Several IS-3s took part in the September 7th, 1945 victory parade in Berlin, as part of the 71st Guards Heavy Tank Regiment of the 2nd Guards Tank Army.
IS-3s were then stationed on the Soviet Union-Chinese border near Manchuria.
All in all, there are no confirmed reports of IS-3s engaging enemy forces. All (or most) IS-3s were upgraded to IS-3Ms in the early 1950, they however, saw combat service in various European countries.
- Standard production model.
- Command model of the IS-3.
- Modernized IS-3 starting production in 1952.
- Command model of the IS-3M.
- Object 244
- Prototype tank based on the IS series, was known as IS-3 for a time.
| Soviet Land Vehicles |
1919 - 1945
|Combat||Armoured Cars||BA-30 • BA-64Z|
|SPAA||M15A1 CGMC • ZiS-42 • ZSU-17|
|SPATG||GAZ-TK • SU-57 • ZiS-41|
|Utility||Transport||Autocar 2½-ton Halftrack • B-3 • GAZ-60 • M2 Halftrack • M5 Halftrack • NATI-3 • ZiS-22 • ZiS-33 • ZiS-35Sh • ZiS-42 • ZiS-42M|
|Combat||Armoured Cars||BA-I • BA-3 • BA-5 • BA-6 (M) • BA-9 • BA-10 (M) • BA-11 (D) • BA-20 • BA-21 • BA-27 (M) • BA-64 • BA-NATI • BAD • BAD-2 • D-8 • D-12 • D-13 • FA-2 • FAI (M) • GAZ-TK • PB-4 • PB-7 • LB-23 • LB-62|
|Railroad Armoured Cars||BA-6 ZhD • BA-10 ZhD (M) • BA-20 ZhD • BA-64 ZhD • BAD-2 ZhD • FAI ZhD|
|SPAA||94-KM SPAAG • Chevrolet G7107 SPAAG • GAZ-AAA SPAAG|
|SPATG||KSP-76 • SD-57 (N) • ZiS-31|
|SPH||SU-1-12 • SU-12|
|Trailers||KP-42 • KP-43|