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IS-5 — Tier VIII Soviet heavy tank

IS-5

VIII

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1750
HP
22 / 31
271.2m
View range
14 / 31
Firepower
Shell
2036
DPM
16 / 31
221
Penetration
13 / 31
400
Damage
4 / 31
165
Devices/crew damage
1 / 31
Burst damage
— / —
1400
Velocity
1 / 31
12.67%
Penetration loss over distance
20 / 31
Explosion radius
— / —
1731
DPM
16 / 31
270
Penetration
7 / 31
340
Damage
4 / 31
165
Devices/crew damage
1 / 31
Burst damage
— / —
820
Velocity
23 / 31
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
2545
DPM
18 / 31
61
Penetration
6 / 31
500
Damage
6 / 31
165
Devices/crew damage
3 / 31
Burst damage
— / —
790
Velocity
26 / 31
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.49
Explosion radius
3 / 31
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
122.0
Caliber
3 / 31
5.09
Rate of fire
17 / 31
11.79
Reload time
15 / 29
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.90
Base aim time
27 / 31
0.389
Dispersion
20 / 31
Dispersion factors
0.260
When moving
31 / 31
0.260
When rotating
31 / 31
0.120
When rotating turret
7 / 31
4.000
After shot
11 / 31
Gun angles
5°
Depression
29 / 31
17°
Elevation
20 / 31
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 31
29.16
Turret traverse speed
10 / 31
Mobility
49.05
Weight
26 / 31
Speed
42
Forward
2 / 31
14
Backward
17 / 31
Effective Power / Weight ratio
13.08
On hard terrain
15 / 31
10.47
On medium terrain
14 / 31
8.26
On soft terrain
6 / 31
Traverse speed
31.59
On hard terrain
13 / 31
25.27
On medium terrain
17 / 31
19.95
On soft terrain
12 / 31
6.97m×3.40m×1.95m
Size
13 / 31
Concealment
14.20%
While still
3 / 31
8.10%
While moving
4 / 31
4.32%
Upon firing while still
7 / 31
3.16%
Upon firing while moving
7 / 31
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 271m
239.6m
While still
253.1m
While moving
261.5m
Upon firing while still
264.0m
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.