"To the Deputy Commander of Armoured and Mechanized Forces of the Red Army, Colonel General of the Tank Forces, comrade Korobkov
I report that:
In accordance with order of Deputy Commander of the Armoured and Mechanized Forces and the NKTP #113/023 issued on March 12th, 1945, trials of the experimental IS-3 tank produced by the Kirov factory are completed.
I present the commission's report.
Due to the fact that the IS-3 was accepted into service before the trials ended, the main design and production drawbacks discovered during the trials were reflected in minutes #1 dated March 27th and minutes #2 dated March 30th.
Drawbacks discovered during further trials and those contained in the commission's report are largely operational drawbacks.
Presently the issue that stands before the NKTP is accepting list #3 of proposals in correcting the aforementioned drawbacks.
Deputy Chief of the GBTU, Lieutenant General of the Tank Engineering Service, Lebedev
Chief of the GBTU TU, Engineer-Colonel Blagonrarov
April 27th, 1945"