5.25.2004
ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Stalin's Namesake
uncredited photo, dated January 24, 1945

Russian soldiers stand on the turret of a new Stalin heavy tank as it fords a river in the drive against German forces on the Eastern Front. The Stalin weighed 50 tons and mounted a 122-mm gun. Its armor was roughly four inches thick, enabling it to take on the King Tiger.

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