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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

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1230
HP
19 / 19
271.2m
View range
5 / 19
Firepower
Shell
1900
DPM
13 / 19
175
Penetration
10 / 19
400
Damage
3 / 19
165
Devices/crew damage
3 / 19
Burst damage
— / —
900
Velocity
9 / 19
13.14%
Penetration loss over distance
12 / 18
Explosion radius
— / —
1615
DPM
13 / 19
250
Penetration
2 / 19
340
Damage
3 / 19
165
Devices/crew damage
3 / 19
Burst damage
— / —
720
Velocity
18 / 19
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
2375
DPM
13 / 19
61
Penetration
4 / 19
500
Damage
4 / 19
165
Devices/crew damage
3 / 19
Burst damage
— / —
900
Velocity
8 / 19
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.49
Explosion radius
3 / 19
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
122.0
Caliber
3 / 19
4.75
Rate of fire
13 / 19
12.63
Reload time
11 / 17
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
3.08
Base aim time
17 / 19
0.435
Dispersion
19 / 19
Dispersion factors
0.220
When moving
8 / 19
0.220
When rotating
8 / 19
0.200
When rotating turret
16 / 19
4.000
After shot
4 / 19
Gun angles
5°
Depression
17 / 19
20°
Elevation
4 / 19
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 19
36.45
Turret traverse speed
3 / 19
Mobility
45.89
Weight
19 / 19
Speed
34
Forward
11 / 19
14
Backward
4 / 19
Effective Power / Weight ratio
13.90
On hard terrain
4 / 19
12.64
On medium terrain
2 / 19
8.18
On soft terrain
7 / 19
Traverse speed
36.35
On hard terrain
7 / 19
33.04
On medium terrain
5 / 19
21.38
On soft terrain
9 / 19
6.52m×2.57m×2.34m
Size
3 / 19
Concealment
15.90%
While still
7 / 19
9.00%
While moving
7 / 19
4.78%
Upon firing while still
7 / 19
3.40%
Upon firing while moving
7 / 19
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.