An IS-2 tank passing by Sherman Firefly. Shermans and Stalins almost met in Korea, but the Chinese regiment armed with the IS tanks was ultimately not deployed.
ohhhh the sportsmanship in this battlefield
You don't see IS-2s these days anymore, just T-34/85 models.
Actually T-34/85s are quite common tanks here. The earlier version, the T-34/76 is a problem though - but only the ones in running order, static ones in museums and on monuments are more popular. In Poznan alone, there are four T-34s in Armoured Warfare Museum (one T-34/76, one running T-34/85, one as a gate guardian and one which was damaged in 1945 and used as a film prop to film scenes inside the tank) and two in Armament Museum (one T-34/76 and one T-34/85 which is occasionaly open for visitors to go inside). And perhaps some wrecks in Biedrusko shooting range, but they do not count.
IS tanks, especially IS-3, look so enormous until you put them next to a different tank...
That would have been a nasty fight for the Shermans...they'd have gotten their teeth kicked in on the tank v tank fights against these things.
Brilliant photo! I don't think the British deployed Fireflies to Korea, the Centurion and the Churchill were deployed there though.
I kinda messed up here. I ment Sherman tanks in general, not Fireflies. And the IS tanks were at that time aviable in Chinese army, but were not deployed.