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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
13 / 42
271.2m
View range
18 / 42
Firepower
Shell
1966
DPM
35 / 42
225
Penetration
12 / 42
400
Damage
6 / 42
165
Devices/crew damage
2 / 42
Burst damage
— / —
1007
Velocity
19 / 42
9.33%
Penetration loss over distance
16 / 42
Explosion radius
— / —
1671
DPM
35 / 42
265
Penetration
19 / 42
340
Damage
6 / 42
165
Devices/crew damage
2 / 42
Burst damage
— / —
1259
Velocity
10 / 42
5.66%
Penetration loss over distance
8 / 27
Explosion radius
— / —
2457
DPM
37 / 42
68
Penetration
1 / 42
500
Damage
8 / 42
165
Devices/crew damage
4 / 42
Burst damage
— / —
1007
Velocity
7 / 42
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.49
Explosion radius
4 / 42
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
122.0
Caliber
4 / 42
4.91
Rate of fire
34 / 42
12.21
Reload time
26 / 34
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.81
Base aim time
30 / 42
0.362
Dispersion
25 / 42
Dispersion factors
0.250
When moving
34 / 42
0.250
When rotating
34 / 42
0.160
When rotating turret
26 / 42
3.000
After shot
1 / 42
Gun angles
5°
Depression
40 / 42
23°
Elevation
3 / 42
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 42
24.30
Turret traverse speed
25 / 42
Mobility
49.12
Weight
33 / 42
Speed
38
Forward
18 / 42
15
Backward
14 / 42
Effective Power / Weight ratio
15.68
On hard terrain
4 / 42
11.20
On medium terrain
13 / 42
7.84
On soft terrain
13 / 42
Traverse speed
38.90
On hard terrain
3 / 42
27.79
On medium terrain
11 / 42
19.45
On soft terrain
14 / 42
6.86m×3.19m×1.93m
Size
10 / 42
Concealment
14.20%
While still
6 / 42
8.10%
While moving
7 / 42
4.20%
Upon firing while still
17 / 42
3.10%
Upon firing while moving
17 / 42
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.