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Object252 (Stock)

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Totals
7600 Cost
1470 HPDurability
51.5 / 59.9 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Radio Operator
  3. Gunner
  4. Driver
  5. Loader
Armor
100/100/60Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
150/150/100Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
700 h.p.Engine Power
35 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
26 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
400 damage
175 mmAverage Penetration
12. Time for Complete Loading
20 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
Communication
240 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
IS-6
VIII
7600
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.

The IS-6 was introduced to the shop in patch 1.4

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VIII IS-6 150/150/100 20 240 0 12500
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
VIII 122 mm D-30 175/217/61 400/400/500 5 0.43 3.1 0 2590
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
IX V-12 A 700 15 0 750

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
VIII IS-6 59.9 26 0 11000
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VII _10RKM 500 0 100


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:


  • Thick, well-angled hull armour from the front and sides.
  • Decent mobility for a Tier 8 premium heavy tank, especially compared to the Löwe.
  • Competitive alpha damage
  • Great credit maker.


Cons:


  • Low rate of fire and DPM with D30A gun.
  • Low penetration with D30 gun
  • Low ammunition capacity.
  • Expensive ammunition.
  • Relatively weak driver's hatch and turret front.


Performance

Most Soviet heavy tank players who went to the IS line should feel right at home with the IS-6. In many ways, the IS-6 is essentially an IS that has been moved up to Tier 8, but still meets the same opponents. It plays quite similarly, but trades a little mobility for better armor.

The 122 mm D-30 is for all intents and purposes the same as the IS's top gun, the 122 mm D-25T (and in fact, the D-30 was historically a modified version of the D-25T). It has the exact same penetration (175 mm), the exact same accuracy (0.46 m), and the exact same aim time (3.4 s), all of which are quite terrible. Using the gun at ranges above 300 m requires a lot of patience in allowing the gun to fully aim in, and even then the gun can and will miss. It works best at medium to close ranges. The rate-of-fire and alpha damage are quite good, however, and at shorter ranges the IS-6 can use its superior damage output to its advantage, especially against the Löwe and T34. An Enhanced Gun Laying Drive and a Vertical Stabilizer are highly recommended.

The IS-6 is well-protected compared to other tier 8 premiums. Unlike the KV-5, which depends on raw armour thickness and high HP to absorb hits, the IS-6 relies on its very well-sloped armour to bounce incoming enemy fire. It also lacks the distinct weak spots that the KV-5 has, although the driver's hatch can be considered a weak spot. While not nearly as thick as the T34's or IS-3's turret front, the IS-6's turret is still quite reasonably well-protected, and has better side armour. Angling and sidescraping will really boost the IS-6's survivability, especially since the side armour is just as thick as the front and is either sloped or covered with some form of spaced armor. The rear of the turret and hull are significantly weaker than the other sides, however, and one should be very careful about enemy tanks getting behind the IS-6. When angling the IS-6, one must be careful not to expose the hull "shoulder plates" too much, as too much angling of the front plate will at the same time straighten out one of the "shoulders", making it easier to penetrate.

Probably more than any of the other Tier 8 premium heavy tanks (with the distinct exception of the very mobile FCM 50 t) the IS-6 is better at reacting to changes of the battlefield. It has very decent mobility for a heavy tank, which gives it the flexibility that some of the other Tier 8 premium heavy tanks lack, although the IS-3 is superior in overall mobility. The mobility combined with the good armour allow the IS-6 to get in close, where it can make the best use of its gun.

Perhaps the IS-6's greatest asset is its preferential matchmaking, which it shares with the KV-5, T26E4 Super Pershing, and 8,8 cm PaK 43 Jagdtiger. It will only ever meet Tier 9 tanks at worst under normal circumstances.

As a Tier 8 premium tank, the IS-6 is very good at making credits. However, the expensive ammunition, particularly when shooting APCR, will quite noticeably cut into its profits, especially if many of the shots miss.

In the game's files and in official matchmaking charts, the IS-6 is known by its Ob'yekt (Object) designation: Object 252.

Crew Skills

As a premium tank, the IS-6 comes with a 100% crew ready for battle!


Early Research

You can have a choice of either the stock gun with decent RoF, or you can Research a gun with increased penetration, decreased RoF, Standard APCR And Premium HEAT For 100 XP


History for this tank not found


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