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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:
1850
HP
4 / 42
271.2m
View range
18 / 42
Firepower
Shell
1926
DPM
39 / 42
221
Penetration
19 / 42
400
Damage
6 / 42
165
Devices/crew damage
2 / 42
Burst damage
— / —
1400
Velocity
1 / 42
12.67%
Penetration loss over distance
30 / 42
Explosion radius
— / —
1637
DPM
37 / 42
270
Penetration
8 / 42
340
Damage
6 / 42
165
Devices/crew damage
2 / 42
Burst damage
— / —
820
Velocity
34 / 42
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
2407
DPM
39 / 42
61
Penetration
7 / 42
500
Damage
8 / 42
165
Devices/crew damage
4 / 42
Burst damage
— / —
790
Velocity
37 / 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
4.81
Rate of fire
35 / 42
12.46
Reload time
27 / 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
0.389
Dispersion
30 / 42
Dispersion factors
0.230
When moving
27 / 42
0.230
When rotating
27 / 42
0.160
When rotating turret
26 / 42
4.000
After shot
11 / 42
Gun angles
6°
Depression
28 / 42
20°
Elevation
6 / 42
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 42
24.30
Turret traverse speed
25 / 42
Mobility
51.49
Weight
30 / 42
Speed
35
Forward
22 / 42
14
Backward
26 / 42
Effective Power / Weight ratio
12.46
On hard terrain
24 / 42
9.97
On medium terrain
26 / 42
8.22
On soft terrain
7 / 42
Traverse speed
31.59
On hard terrain
19 / 42
25.27
On medium terrain
22 / 42
20.83
On soft terrain
7 / 42
6.92m×3.40m×1.89m
Size
16 / 42
Concealment
14.20%
While still
6 / 42
8.10%
While moving
7 / 42
4.32%
Upon firing while still
14 / 42
3.16%
Upon firing while moving
14 / 42
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

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.