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IS-7 (Stock)

Blitz_IS-7_screen.png
Totals
6100000 Cost
2050 HPDurability
68.19 / 70.95 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
  5. Loader
Armor
150/150/100Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
240/185/94Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
1050 h.p.Engine Power
50 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
25 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
460 damage
260 mmAverage Penetration
12.6839086243333 Time for Complete Loading
18 deg/sTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
250 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
IS-7
X
IS-7
6100000
Development of the IS-7 started in the spring of 1945. Prototypes successfully underwent trials in 1946 and 1947. However, the IS-7 never saw mass production.

The IS-7 is a Soviet tier 10 heavy tank.

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
X IS-7 240/185/94 18 250 0 14200
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
X 130 mm S-70 260/303/68 460/460/600 4.73 0.4 2.9 0 2980
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
X M-50T 1050 15 0 700

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
X IS-7 70.95 25 0 11000
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
X _10RK-26 500 0 160


Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2
Heavy Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class
Cyclone Filter
Improved Ventilation Class 3
Large-Сaliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Excellent frontal armor
  • Spaced armor on the sides
  • Nearly invincible when face hugging
  • High top speed
  • Excellent ability to side-scrape


Cons:


  • Poor gun depression
  • Slow traverse speed and poor acceleration
  • Horrible aim time and accuracy
  • Frontal armor is tough, but relies on slope rather than thickness. If angled or shot from above, the front can be penetrated.
  • High terrain resistance means it will never reach its top speed unless going downhill or using speed boosts.


Performance

It's not fast and delivers mediocre damage while being hard to kill due to its heavily sloped front armor. The IS-7 has some of the best sloped frontal armor in the game. However this is somewhat nullified at close range by the equally thick but much less sloped lower plate. All these strengths come with a weakness; the IS-7's main gun. While having the same listed accuracy as the E-100's 15cm, in practice it seems to be worse at actually hitting the target, let alone hitting a weakspot, thus requiring the player to get fairly close to their target in order to lessen the impact of its poor dispersion values. This in turn makes you a much easier target to hit as well.

However, these sloping plates also add a disadvantage: You cannot angle the frontal armor of IS-7 as you expose the well-sloped-but-weak armor plate to the enemy, the effective armor when fighting angled drops a fair amount, allowing tier 8, 9, and 10 guns to punch through if they strike at a shallow enough angle to the plate. This in turn makes your lower plate incredibly easy to penetrate as it is just as thin as the upper plate but with far worse sloping. When fighting one at an angle, prefer its flatter front armor sections than is angled side armor, or shoot the sprocket, dealing damage and throwing off the track. If fighting in an urban environment with many street corners that force you to turn to shoot you opponent, it's advised that you bait them into shooting your thick and spaced side armor by side-scraping, then returning fire as they reload. Or if your weak lower hull exposes to enemy fires, try to wiggle or shake it so that it's harder to penetrate. This can even sometime bounces tier X TD's shots.


Early Research

none


Historical Info

The development of the IS-7 started in the Spring of 1945. Prototypes were in trials during 1946 and 1947. By 1948, the IS-7 heavy tank was developed. The IS-7 model 1948 variant had a weight of 68 metric tons and was armed with the 130 mm S-70 naval cannon (7020 mm long barrel) with auto-loader and stabilizer, infrared night scopes, 8 machine guns, armor from 220 to 300 mm thickness', and 60 km/h roadspeed.

Only three were built and it was the largest tank ever produced by the USSR. Although it was in many ways an innovative design, it was never accepted for mass production due to its cumbersome size and the very impractical layout of its fighting compartment. The tank housed a crew of five.

It must be noted that the Slostin gun was to be installed as its AA armament.


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