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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse28 May 2019 3:34 p.m. PST

The Iosef IS-5C is a heavy SSU tank in 1/48. It is on sale in Dust Premium for $ 130.


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Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 5:31 p.m. PST

When a 152mm gun is just not enough to do the job…* **

(aka: Mk 1)

* And you want to burn the rubble … just in case.

** Actually, the IS-5 designation was used, as I understand it, for one of the developmental versions that eventually became the T-10. So it was not a reference to some radical ubertank with a concept gun, as some other IS-Ns were. Still once we accept the altered timeline of a flight-of-fancy game, I guess it's no great leap to accept an altered timeline flight-of-fancy tank with a flight-of-fancy gun.

But just watch … I'm willing to wager dollars to donuts that we'll see references to the IS-5C assault tank popping up in a year or two, with someone with an MA in Google-Fu asserting it was a real project ("well maybe it never got to production, but …").

chironex29 May 2019 4:19 a.m. PST

Well, it makes sense, some names in real history may appear in a fictional history used for something else. Like that anime in which the names of some of the most famous airframes of the Cold War and modern eras were used for the names of giant robots.

Legion 429 May 2019 8:02 a.m. PST

WOW !!!! huh?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse29 May 2019 12:14 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my good friend!. (smile)


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