This is a Russian IS-2 Josef Stalin heavy tank turret armoured glass vision block which is still mounted in to its armoured protective case. The glass is broken but pretty much complete which is very rare to find the metal case is in relic but still with some green paint remains it is very solid condition rusty but not braking up it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and rare to get in such nice condition from this famous Russian tank. The vision block was recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin.
This battle is often incorporated into the Battle of the Oder-Neisse. The Seelow Heights was where some of the most bitter fighting in the overall battle took place, but it was only one of several crossing points along the Oder and Neisse rivers where the Soviets attacked. The Battle of the Oder-Neisse was itself only the opening phase of the Battle of Berlin.
The result was the encirclement of the German 9th Army and the Battle of Halbe.
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