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IS-2 — Tier VII Chinese heavy tank

IS-2

VII
Cost
  • 1 450 000
  • 61 360
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1400
HP
19 / 26
271.2m
View range
8 / 26
Firepower
Shell
1900
DPM
18 / 26
175
Penetration
13 / 26
400
Damage
3 / 26
165
Devices/crew damage
3 / 26
Burst damage
— / —
900
Velocity
11 / 26
13.14%
Penetration loss over distance
18 / 26
Explosion radius
— / —
1615
DPM
18 / 26
250
Penetration
3 / 26
340
Damage
3 / 26
165
Devices/crew damage
3 / 26
Burst damage
— / —
720
Velocity
25 / 26
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
2375
DPM
19 / 26
61
Penetration
5 / 26
500
Damage
5 / 26
165
Devices/crew damage
3 / 26
Burst damage
— / —
900
Velocity
9 / 26
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.49
Explosion radius
3 / 26
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
122.0
Caliber
3 / 26
4.75
Rate of fire
18 / 26
12.63
Reload time
15 / 23
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.72
Base aim time
21 / 26
0.398
Dispersion
16 / 26
Dispersion factors
0.220
When moving
11 / 26
0.220
When rotating
11 / 26
0.160
When rotating turret
16 / 26
4.000
After shot
6 / 26
Gun angles
5°
Depression
25 / 26
20°
Elevation
5 / 26
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 26
36.45
Turret traverse speed
5 / 26
Mobility
45.89
Weight
24 / 26
Speed
34
Forward
17 / 26
14
Backward
7 / 26
Effective Power / Weight ratio
13.90
On hard terrain
7 / 26
12.64
On medium terrain
2 / 26
8.18
On soft terrain
10 / 26
Traverse speed
36.35
On hard terrain
9 / 26
33.04
On medium terrain
6 / 26
21.38
On soft terrain
9 / 26
6.52m×2.57m×2.34m
Size
4 / 26
Concealment
15.90%
While still
9 / 26
9.00%
While moving
11 / 26
4.78%
Upon firing while still
11 / 26
3.40%
Upon firing while moving
11 / 26
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 271m
235.9m
While still
251.1m
While moving
260.4m
Upon firing while still
263.5m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 224–280
  • 168–224
  • 112–168
  • 56–112
  • 0–56
Spaced armor
  • 224–280
  • 168–224
  • 112–168
  • 56–112
  • 0–56
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

Soviet IS-2 tanks were exported to China in the early 1950s and were used during the Korean War from 1950 through 1953. According to U.S. reconnaissance data, at least four Chinese tank companies deployed in Korea had the IS-2 tank, with five tanks in each company. The IS-2 remained in Chinese service until the late 1950s. Production was discontinued due to a shortage of spare parts and the launch of the Type 59 project. A few IS-2 tanks were exported to Vietnam, where they fought in the final stage of the Indochina War of 1946–1954.