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IS-5 — Tier VIII Soviet heavy tank

IS-5

VIII

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1750
HP
24 / 36
271.2m
View range
16 / 36
Firepower
Shell
2036
DPM
21 / 36
221
Penetration
16 / 36
400
Damage
4 / 36
165
Devices/crew damage
1 / 36
Burst damage
— / —
1400
Velocity
1 / 36
12.67%
Penetration loss over distance
25 / 36
Explosion radius
— / —
1731
DPM
20 / 36
270
Penetration
7 / 36
340
Damage
4 / 36
165
Devices/crew damage
1 / 36
Burst damage
— / —
820
Velocity
28 / 36
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
2545
DPM
22 / 36
61
Penetration
6 / 36
500
Damage
6 / 36
165
Devices/crew damage
3 / 36
Burst damage
— / —
790
Velocity
31 / 36
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.49
Explosion radius
3 / 36
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
122.0
Caliber
3 / 36
5.09
Rate of fire
22 / 36
11.79
Reload time
16 / 30
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.90
Base aim time
32 / 36
0.389
Dispersion
25 / 36
Dispersion factors
0.260
When moving
36 / 36
0.260
When rotating
36 / 36
0.120
When rotating turret
7 / 36
4.000
After shot
11 / 36
Gun angles
5°
Depression
34 / 36
17°
Elevation
22 / 36
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 36
29.16
Turret traverse speed
13 / 36
Mobility
49.05
Weight
29 / 36
Speed
42
Forward
2 / 36
14
Backward
22 / 36
Effective Power / Weight ratio
13.08
On hard terrain
17 / 36
10.47
On medium terrain
16 / 36
8.26
On soft terrain
6 / 36
Traverse speed
31.59
On hard terrain
15 / 36
25.27
On medium terrain
19 / 36
19.95
On soft terrain
13 / 36
6.97m×3.40m×1.95m
Size
18 / 36
Concealment
14.20%
While still
3 / 36
8.10%
While moving
4 / 36
4.32%
Upon firing while still
9 / 36
3.16%
Upon firing while moving
9 / 36
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 290m
255.9m
While still
270.6m
While moving
279.6m
Upon firing while still
282.4m
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

The development of the vehicle was started in 1949 by the Design Bureau of the Chelyabinsk Kirov Plant under the supervision of Joseph Kotin. In 1950 a preproduction batch of 10 vehicles was launched. After the vehicle underwent all trials and received upgrades, it was adopted for service in 1953 under the designation IS-8.