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IS-3 — Tier VIII Soviet heavy tank

IS-3

VIII
Cost
  • 2 568 500
  • 77 000
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1800
HP
12 / 39
271.2m
View range
16 / 39
Firepower
Shell
1966
DPM
32 / 39
225
Penetration
12 / 39
400
Damage
6 / 39
165
Devices/crew damage
2 / 39
Burst damage
— / —
1007
Velocity
18 / 39
9.33%
Penetration loss over distance
15 / 39
Explosion radius
— / —
1671
DPM
32 / 39
265
Penetration
18 / 39
340
Damage
6 / 39
165
Devices/crew damage
2 / 39
Burst damage
— / —
1259
Velocity
10 / 39
5.66%
Penetration loss over distance
8 / 25
Explosion radius
— / —
2457
DPM
34 / 39
68
Penetration
1 / 39
500
Damage
8 / 39
165
Devices/crew damage
4 / 39
Burst damage
— / —
1007
Velocity
7 / 39
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.49
Explosion radius
4 / 39
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
122.0
Caliber
4 / 39
4.91
Rate of fire
31 / 39
12.21
Reload time
24 / 32
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.81
Base aim time
27 / 39
0.362
Dispersion
22 / 39
Dispersion factors
0.250
When moving
31 / 39
0.250
When rotating
31 / 39
0.160
When rotating turret
23 / 39
3.000
After shot
1 / 39
Gun angles
5°
Depression
37 / 39
23°
Elevation
3 / 39
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 39
24.30
Turret traverse speed
22 / 39
Mobility
49.12
Weight
30 / 39
Speed
38
Forward
17 / 39
15
Backward
13 / 39
Effective Power / Weight ratio
15.68
On hard terrain
3 / 39
11.20
On medium terrain
13 / 39
7.84
On soft terrain
12 / 39
Traverse speed
38.90
On hard terrain
3 / 39
27.79
On medium terrain
11 / 39
19.45
On soft terrain
14 / 39
6.86m×3.19m×1.93m
Size
9 / 39
Concealment
14.20%
While still
6 / 39
8.10%
While moving
7 / 39
4.20%
Upon firing while still
17 / 39
3.10%
Upon firing while moving
17 / 39
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 290m
255.9m
While still
270.6m
While moving
279.9m
Upon firing while still
282.6m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 240–300
  • 180–240
  • 120–180
  • 60–120
  • 0–60
Spaced armor
  • 288–360
  • 216–288
  • 144–216
  • 72–144
  • 0–72
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

Mass production of the vehicle started in May 1945. On September 7,1945, IS-3 tanks took part in the Allied Victory Parade through Berlin. A total of 1170 vehicles were manufactured by the end of 1946, when production was canceled. From 1948 through the late 1950s, the tanks underwent a number of modernization refits.