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IS-2

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Battle Tier
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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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1,450,000  Credits Cost
12301280 HP Hit Points
45.75/46.146.04/49 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
520580 hp Engine Power
37/14 km/h Speed Limit
3638 deg/s Traverse
11.3712.6 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
90/90/60 mm Hull Armor
100/90/90100/90/90 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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1025/5600/608
Shell Cost
250/250/330390/390/530 HP Damage
175/235/50175/250/61 mm Penetration



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6.45 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 9.3 s
50% Crew: 11.52 s
75% Crew: 10.06 s
100% Crew: 8.92 s
Rammer: 8.03 s
Vents: 8.72 s
Both: 7.85 s
Both and BiA: 7.68 s
Both and Max Crew %: 7.36 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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4.88 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 12.3 s
50% Crew: 15.24 s
75% Crew: 13.3 s
100% Crew: 11.79 s
Rammer: 10.61 s
Vents: 11.53 s
Both: 10.38 s
Both and BiA: 10.15 s
Both and Max Crew %: 9.73 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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1612.5

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (250 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1612.5
50% Crew: 1302.5
75% Crew: 1490
100% Crew: 1682.5
100% Crew
Vents: 1720
Rammer: 1870
Both: 1912.5
Both and BiA: 1955
Both and Max Crew %: 2037.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1862.5
50% Crew: 1552.5
75% Crew: 1740
100% Crew: 1932.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2120
Vents: 1970
Both: 2162.5
Both and BiA: 2205
Both and Max Crew %: 2287.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (250 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1612.5
50% Crew: 1302.5
75% Crew: 1490
100% Crew: 1682.5
100% Crew
Vents: 1720
Rammer: 1870
Both: 1912.5
Both and BiA: 1955
Both and Max Crew %: 2037.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1862.5
50% Crew: 1552.5
75% Crew: 1740
100% Crew: 1932.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2120
Vents: 1970
Both: 2162.5
Both and BiA: 2205
Both and Max Crew %: 2287.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (330 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2128.5
50% Crew: 1719.3
75% Crew: 1966.8
100% Crew: 2220.9
100% Crew
Vents: 2270.4
Rammer: 2468.4
Both: 2524.5
Both and BiA: 2580.6
Both and Max Crew %: 2689.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2458.5
50% Crew: 2049.3
75% Crew: 2296.8
100% Crew: 2550.9
100% Crew
Rammer: 2798.4
Vents: 2600.4
Both: 2854.5
Both and BiA: 2910.6
Both and Max Crew %: 3019.5

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1903.2

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (390 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1903.2
50% Crew: 1536.6
75% Crew: 1758.9
100% Crew: 1985.1
100% Crew
Vents: 2028
Rammer: 2207.4
Both: 2254.2
Both and BiA: 2304.9
Both and Max Crew %: 2406.3

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2293.2
50% Crew: 1926.6
75% Crew: 2148.9
100% Crew: 2375.1
100% Crew
Rammer: 2597.4
Vents: 2418
Both: 2644.2
Both and BiA: 2694.9
Both and Max Crew %: 2796.3

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (390 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1903.2
50% Crew: 1536.6
75% Crew: 1758.9
100% Crew: 1985.1
100% Crew
Vents: 2028
Rammer: 2207.4
Both: 2254.2
Both and BiA: 2304.9
Both and Max Crew %: 2406.3

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2293.2
50% Crew: 1926.6
75% Crew: 2148.9
100% Crew: 2375.1
100% Crew
Rammer: 2597.4
Vents: 2418
Both: 2644.2
Both and BiA: 2694.9
Both and Max Crew %: 2796.3

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (530 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2586.4
50% Crew: 2088.2
75% Crew: 2390.3
100% Crew: 2697.7
100% Crew
Vents: 2756
Rammer: 2999.8
Both: 3063.4
Both and BiA: 3132.3
Both and Max Crew %: 3270.1

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3116.4
50% Crew: 2618.2
75% Crew: 2920.3
100% Crew: 3227.7
100% Crew
Rammer: 3529.8
Vents: 3286
Both: 3593.4
Both and BiA: 3662.3
Both and Max Crew %: 3800.1

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.42 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.52 m
With 75% Crew: 0.454 m
With 100% Crew: 0.403 m
With BiA: 0.394 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.385 m
Maximum possible: 0.369 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.46 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.57 m
With 75% Crew: 0.498 m
With 100% Crew: 0.441 m
With BiA: 0.431 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.422 m
Maximum possible: 0.404 m

For more details, see Crew
Accuracy


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2.9 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.592 s
With 75% Crew: 3.137 s
With 100% Crew: 2.781 s
With GLD: 2.528 s
With BiA: 2.719 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.66 s
With both and GLD: 2.418 s
Maximum possible: 2.318 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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3.4 s 

With 50% Crew: 4.212 s
With 75% Crew: 3.678 s
With 100% Crew: 3.26 s
With GLD: 2.964 s
With BiA: 3.188 s
With BiA and Vents: 3.119 s
With both and GLD: 2.835 s
Maximum possible: 2.718 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
2828 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-6°/+20°-5°/+20° Elevation Arc
3628 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
1512 % Chance of Fire






350 m 

With 50% Crew: 275 m
With 75% Crew: 312.5 m
With 100% Crew: 350 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 367.7 m
With Coated Optics: 385 m
With Binocular Telescope: 437.5 m
Maximum possible: 501.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






350 m 

With 50% Crew: 275 m
With 75% Crew: 312.5 m
With 100% Crew: 350 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 367.7 m
With Coated Optics: 385 m
With Binocular Telescope: 437.5 m
Maximum possible: 501.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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325 m 

With 50% Crew: 255.3 m
With 75% Crew: 290.2 m
With 100% Crew: 325 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 390 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 357.5 m
Maximum possible: 467.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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600 m 

With 50% Crew: 471.4 m
With 75% Crew: 535.8 m
With 100% Crew: 600 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 720 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 660 m
Maximum possible: 863.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Values are Stock - click for Top

Additional Statistics
(Top Configuration)

Camouflage

  • Stationary: 8%
  • When Moving: 4%
  • When Firing: 1.7%


Terrain Resistance

  • On Hard Ground: 0.96
  • On Medium Ground: 1.06
  • On Soft Ground: 2.11


Dispersion Change Values

  • Turret Contribution
  • Rotation: 0.15
  • Shot Recoil: 3.84
  • Suspension Contribution
  • Acceleration: 0.22
  • Turning: 0.22


With 100% Crew

VII

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1450000

The IS-2 is a Chinese tier 7 heavy tank.

Soviet IS-2 tanks were exported to China in the early 1950s and were used during the Korean War from 1950 through 1953. According to U.S. reconnaissance data, at least four Chinese tank companies deployed in Korea had the IS-2 tank, with five tanks in each company. The IS-2 remained in Chinese service until the late 1950s. Production was discontinued due to a shortage of spare parts and the launch of the Type 59 project. A few IS-2 tanks were exported to Vietnam, where they fought in the final stage of the Indochina War of 1946–1954.

The IS-2 leads to the 110.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VII 100 mm 44-100JT 175/235/50 250/250/330 6.45 0.42 2.9 2257 79000
VIII 122 mm 37-122JT 175/250/61 390/390/530 4.29 0.48 3.4 2440 120000
VIII 122 mm D-25T 175/250/61 390/390/530 4.88 0.46 3.4 2590 135000

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VI IS-2 early 100/90/90 28 350 7500 15000
VII IS-2 late 100/90/90 28 350 7500 25000

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII 12150L 520 12 750 48000
IX 12150LS 580 12 750 99500
VII V-2-10 520 15 750 36000

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VI IS-2 early 46.1 36 B/2 11500 12990
VII IS-2 late 49 38 B/2 11500 19400

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IX A-220 600 40 38000
IV 9R 325 80 1980
VIII 9RM 525 100 24240


Compatible Equipment

Heavy Spall Liner Camouflage Net Fill Tanks with CO2 Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class Improved Ventilation Class 3 Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2 

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Quality Oil Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Improved Combat Rations Removed Speed Governor Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:

- No shot trap into bottom of turret like on the IS

- 100 mm 44-100JT stock gun makes IS-2's "grind" pretty much painless, and is also the best gun for the T-34-1.

- 50 more hitpoints than the Soviet IS; 1280 vs. 1230 (Top turrets)

- High mobility and low terrain resistance for a heavy tank

- 250mm penetration HEAT round combined with high alpha damage remain capable in high-tier matches


Cons:

- Tight internal placement. Prone to module and/or crew damage

- Poor gun depression; results in difficulty cresting and using cover

- Poor gun accuracy at medium to long range and long aim time even with full set of equipments

- Horrible turret traverse makes quick action impossible

- Difficult to angle the hull without exposing weakspots


Performance

It should be noted that the IS and the IS-2 share a lot of characteristics and should be played similarly. In comparison, the IS-2's frontal armor is much better, has slightly worse gun depression, and can be angled similarly to German heavies. Furthermore, the IS-2 is very quick and nimble for a heavy.

The IS-2 is a great brawler and is considered an upgraded version of the IS by most. While the IS-2 excels in urban maps, it will generally be much less effective at a distance on open-field maps due to its overall low accuracy. Unlike on the IS, the IS-2's 100mm gun has a poor rate of fire and poor gun handling and is definitely inferior to the top 122mm gun, though it is a reasonable alternative to the first 122 mm gun.

In-game statistics imply no difference between the stock turret and the Late model turret. However, the second turret does add an additional 50 HP, bringing the overall HP from 1,230 to 1,280.


Early Research

  • The 12150L Engine and 9RM Radio carry over from the Type 58. Mount them immediately.
  • First, research the 122 mm 37-122JT Gun.
    • Alternatively, you can skip the 122 mm 37-122JT Gun and retain the 100mm gun until you have unlocked the top gun. The 122 mm 37-122JT Gun is inaccurate and has a very low rate of fire, while the stock gun performs quite well.
  • If you want more speed, research the 12150LS Engine.
  • If you would prefer more firepower, research either the IS-2 late Suspension, followed by the 122 mm D-25T Gun.
  • Once you have researched all of these modules, research the IS-2 late Turret. ALternatively, you can simply skip the turret. It is not needed to unlock the 110


Suggested Equipment


Tank Gun Rammer Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Improved VentilationFill Tanks with CO2 


Gallery

Historical Info

The Iosif Stalin tank was a series of heavy tanks developed as a successor to the KV-series by the Soviet Union during World War II.The tanks were based off of the KV tanks. The heavy tank was designed with thick armour to counter the German 88 mm guns, and carried a main gun that was capable of defeating the German Tiger and Panther tanks.At first, it was to be armed with a 85mm cannon, later, a 100 mm, and finally a 122mm. It was mainly a breakthrough tank, firing a heavy high-explosive shell that was useful against entrenchments and bunkers. It could easily destroy the Tiger I's and Panthers. The IS-2 was put into service in April 1944, and was first used as a spearhead in the Battle of Berlin by the Red Army in the final stage of the war.

Armament

Two candidate weapons were the A-19 122 mm gun and the BS-3 100 mm gun. The BS-3 had superior armour penetration (185 mm compared to 160 mm), but a less useful high explosive round. Also, the BS-3 was a relatively new weapon in short supply, while there was excess production capacity for the A-19 and its ammunition. Compared to the older 76.2 mm tank gun, the A-19 had very good armour penetration, similar to that of the effective 75 mm high velocity gun mounted on the German Panther, and delivered 3.5 times the kinetic energy of the older F-34. After testing both BS-3 and A-19 guns, the latter was selected as the main armament of the new tank, primarily because of its ready availability and the effect of its large high-explosive shell when attacking German fortifications. The A-19 used a separate shell and powder charge, resulting in a lower rate of fire and reduced ammunition capacity, both serious disadvantages in tank-to-tank engagements. The gun was very powerful, and while its 122 mm armour-piercing shell had a lower muzzle velocity than similar late-issue German 75 mm and 88 mm guns, Soviet proving-ground tests established that the A-19 could penetrate the front armour of the German Panther tank, and it was therefore considered adequate in the anti-tank role.

German Army data on the penetration ranges of the 122 mm A-19 gun against the Panther tank showed it to be much less effective when the Panther stood at a side angle of 30 degrees to the incoming round: the A-19 gun was unable to penetrate the glacis plate of the Panther at any distance, and could only penetrate the bottom front plate of the hull at 100 m. It was the large HE shell the gun fired which was its main asset, proving highly useful and destructive in the anti-personnel role. The size of its gun continued to plague the IS-2, and the two-piece ammunition was difficult to handle and slow to reload (the rate of fire was only about two rounds per minute). Another limitation imposed by the size of its ammunition was the payload: only 28 rounds could be carried inside the tank.

Production

The IS-122 prototype replaced the IS-85, and began mass production as the IS-2. The 85 mm guns could be reserved for the new T-34-85 medium tank, and some of the IS-1s built were rearmed before leaving the factory, and issued as IS-2s. The main production model was the IS-2, with the powerful A-19. It was slightly lighter and faster than the heaviest KV model 1942 tank, with thicker front armour and a much-improved turret design. The tank could carry thicker armour than the KV series, while remaining lighter, due to the better layout of the armour envelope. The KV's armour was less well-shaped and featured heavy armour even on the rear, while the IS series concentrated its armour at the front. The IS-2 weighed about the same as a German Panther and was lighter than the German heavy Tiger tank series, and was slightly lower than either. Western observers tended to criticize Soviet tanks for their lack of finish and crude construction. The Soviets responded that it was warranted considering the need for wartime expediency and the typically short battlefield life of their tanks.

Early IS-2s can be identified by the 'stepped' front hull casting with its small, opening driver's visor. The early tanks lacked gun tube travel locks or antiaircraft machine guns, and had narrow mantlets. Later improved IS-2s (model 1944) had a faster-loading version of the gun, the D25-T with a double-baffle muzzle brake and better fire-control. It also featured a simpler hull front without a 'step' in it (using a flat, sloping glacis armour plate). Some sources called it IS-2m, but it is distinct from the official Soviet designation IS-2M for a 1950s modernization. Other minor upgrades included the addition of a travel lock on the hull rear, wider mantlet, and, on very late models, an antiaircraft machine gun. In the mid-1950s, the remaining IS-2 tanks (mostly model 1944 variants) were upgraded to keep them battle-worthy, producing the IS-2M, which introduced fittings such as external fuel tanks on the rear hull (the basic IS-2 had these only on the hull sides), stowage bins on both sides of the hull, and protective skirting along the top edges of the tracks.

Operational history

The IS-2 tank first saw combat in early 1944. IS-2s were assigned to separate heavy tank regiments, normally of 21 tanks each. These regiments were used to reinforce the most important attack sectors during major offensive operations. Tactically, they were employed as breakthrough tanks. Their role was to support infantry in the assault, using their large guns to destroy bunkers, buildings, dug-in crew-served weapons, and other 'soft' targets. They were also capable of taking on any German AFVs if required. Once a breakthrough was achieved, lighter, more mobile T-34s would take over the exploitation.

By the 1950s the emergence of the main battle tank concept—combining medium-tank mobility with the firepower and later armour of the heavy tank—had rendered heavy tanks obsolete in Soviet operational doctrine. In the late 1960s the remaining Soviet heavy tanks were transferred to Red Army reserve service and storage. The IS-2 Model 1944 remained in active service much longer in the armies of Cuba, China and North Korea. A regiment of Chinese IS-2s was available for use in the Korean War, but saw no service there. In response to border disputes between the Soviet Union and China, some Soviet IS-3s were dug in as fixed pillboxes along the Soviet-Chinese border.


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