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.