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 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 near Kaunas in Lithuania from Battles around the City in August 1944 during the Russian offensive in Operation Bagration. The armour glass which comes with a laminated A5 information card with picture.
Operation Bagration which cleared German forces from the Belorussian USSR and eastern Poland between 22 June and 19 August 1944. The operation resulted in the almost complete destruction of an entire German army group, with the loss of Army group centre’s Fourth Army, Third panzer Army and Ninth Army. The Kaunas Offensive covered the operations of Chernyakhovsky's 3rd Belorussian front from 28 July to 28 August, towards the Lithuanian city of Kaunas, subsequent to their completion of the offensive against Vilnius. By 30 July all Wehrmacht resistance on the approaches to the Neman River had retreated or been annihilated. Two days later the city of Kaunas was under Soviet control.
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