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IS-6 — Tier VIII Soviet heavy tank

IS-6

VIII
Cost
  • 7 600

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1470
HP
23 / 27
271.2m
View range
11 / 27
Firepower
Shell
1926
DPM
25 / 27
221
Penetration
12 / 27
400
Damage
4 / 27
165
Devices/crew damage
1 / 27
Burst damage
— / —
1400
Velocity
1 / 27
12.67%
Penetration loss over distance
17 / 27
Explosion radius
— / —
1637
DPM
23 / 27
270
Penetration
7 / 27
340
Damage
4 / 27
165
Devices/crew damage
1 / 27
Burst damage
— / —
820
Velocity
20 / 27
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
2407
DPM
25 / 27
61
Penetration
6 / 27
500
Damage
6 / 27
165
Devices/crew damage
3 / 27
Burst damage
— / —
790
Velocity
22 / 27
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.49
Explosion radius
3 / 27
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
122.0
Caliber
3 / 27
4.81
Rate of fire
22 / 27
12.46
Reload time
20 / 25
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.81
Base aim time
16 / 27
0.389
Dispersion
17 / 27
Dispersion factors
0.230
When moving
13 / 27
0.230
When rotating
13 / 27
0.160
When rotating turret
16 / 27
4.000
After shot
10 / 27
Gun angles
6°
Depression
15 / 27
20°
Elevation
6 / 27
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 27
24.30
Turret traverse speed
15 / 27
Mobility
51.49
Weight
18 / 27
Speed
35
Forward
14 / 27
14
Backward
15 / 27
Effective Power / Weight ratio
12.46
On hard terrain
16 / 27
9.97
On medium terrain
15 / 27
8.22
On soft terrain
7 / 27
Traverse speed
31.59
On hard terrain
10 / 27
25.27
On medium terrain
14 / 27
20.83
On soft terrain
7 / 27
6.92m×3.40m×1.89m
Size
8 / 27
Concealment
14.20%
While still
3 / 27
8.10%
While moving
4 / 27
4.32%
Upon firing while still
5 / 27
3.16%
Upon firing while moving
5 / 27
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

Plans for this vehicle were drawn up in the construction bureau of the Chelyabinsk Kirov plant from December 1943 to the summer of 1944. Further development and the construction of the first prototype took place at the Uralmash plant. However, the vehicle had no advantages over the other heavy tank designs under consideration, and its armor was seen as inferior to the IS-4 (Object 701), so the IS-6 was not selected for production.