Russian Heavy Tank JS-2 - Full Option Kit
Model Number: 56035
The Russian Heavy Tank JS-2 was developed to overthrow the German Tiger I.
The JS-2 was put into production in the latter half of WWII in December 1943 and had a long, powerful 122mm gun as well as superior mobility.
From August 1944, modifications, including the removal of the hatch from the frontal armor, were carried out to achieve greater defensive ability.
The JS-2 produced in the Chelyabinsk Kirov factory (ChKZ) had a distinctive one-piece cast rounded front section.
The JS-2 showed great strength in the frontlines but also in anti-tank battles, and it greatly contributed to the victory at the end of the Great War.
The Tamiya 1/16 scale radio control replica faithfully reproduces all the intricate details and functions of the full size subject with the use of its various control systems to simulate recorded sounds and turret/gun movements.
Whether you are building the JS-2 as a large static model or fighting battles with your friends the JS-2 will compliment anyone's collection of Tamiya's 1/16 R/C tanks.
The front-mounted gearbox contains two Type 380 motors that can operate together or individually to produce forward/reverse running and pivot turning.
Metal torsion bars and suspension arms combine with the wide tracks to smoothly absorb bumps and dips in the terrain and provide high maneuverability.
In addition, realistic engine sounds accompany the tank as it starts up, drives, and stops to idle.
Hull-mounted main gun can be elevated, depressed, and swung to the left and right.
Russia's Tiger Hunter
Tamiya is pleased to announce a 1/16 scale R/C assembly kit of the Russian Heavy Tank JS-2.
This highly accurate model captures the appearance of the JS-2 perfectly, with the powerful 122mm gun, distinctive sloped frontal armor and details such as the rear fuel tank and storage boxes.
The chassis features numerous metal parts to ensure that the weightiness of the JS-2 is authentically replicated.
The Full Operation Set (Item 56034, Japan market only) conveniently includes a 4-channel transmitter to remotely control the model's sounds, lights and movement, a 7.2V battery, and a battery charger.
Add the separately available Battle System and you can even have mock battles with other similarly equipped Tamiya R/C tanks.
Rear-mounted pre-assembled gearbox features Type 380 motors for plenty of power.
Metal parts such as the lower hull, suspension arms, and drive sprockets ensure durability.
The suspension is just like that on an actual JS-2 and features metal torsion bars and pre-assembled resin tracks to absorb terrain undulations.
In addition, the DMD Control Unit T-08 features a special low-speed setting which enables slow lumbering movements for even greater realism.
Main Gun Firing
As the aluminium 122mm main gun fires, the barrel-mounted LED flashes, a firing sound roars from the onboard speaker, and the turret recoil unit and drivetrain gearbox work in conjunction to produce realistic barrel and hull recoil movement.
The gun barrel offers 20 degrees of elevation and 3 degrees of depression. Push control stick 2 forward/rearwards to move the gun.
The turret features full 360-degree rotation. Push control stick 1 to the left/right for rotation. Rotating speed varies according to stick movement.
The 7.62mm machine gun mounted on the front right of the hull emits intermittent firing noises and lights up simultaneously.
Headlight on the front left of the hull can be turned on and extinguished using transmitter controls.
Two rear-mounted pre-assembled gearboxes fitted with Type 380 motors provide ample power for impressive performance.
DMD Control Unit T-08 controls various movements of the tank. DMD Multi Function Unit MF-06 provides a range of realistic sound and light effects.
About the JS-2
The Russian Heavy Tank JS-2, built to destroy the German Tiger I and Panther, could boast of taking its initials from the then-Premier of the Soviet onionnion, Joseph Stalin.
It possessed a 122mm main gun and superior armor of up to 120mm thickness without sacrificing its excellent mobility, and production began in December 1943.
From August 1944, the hatch on the front glacis was deleted, which greatly improved its frontal protection.
These improved versions with distinctive cast hull were produced by the Chelyabinsk Kirov Factory (ChKZ) and went on to become a major part of the Russian offensive toward the end of the war.
Chassis, suspension arms, and drive sprocket are recreated by metal parts for a realistically weighty driving experience.
Features an aluminium gun barrel, and photo-etched parts to depict the tank's radiator grille and shackle holder.
Tracks are replicated accurately using durable plastic.
All movements are accompanied by sounds emitted from the speaker unit mounted in the rear of the hull.