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?The '''IS-8''' is a [[USSR|Soviet]] tier 9 [[Heavy Tanks|heavy tank]]. It is a departure from the previous Soviet tier 9 heavy, the former IS-4, as instead of being a slow, hard hitting slugger, the IS-8 is a "softer" but faster heavy tank. It drives more like a "super medium" than a heavy. Players who have transitioned from the former IS-4 pre-7.3 patch tend to find it a weaker tier 9, but in fact it is simply a different approach to tier 9 heavies.+The '''IS-8''' is a [[USSR|Soviet]] tier 9 [[Heavy Tanks|heavy tank]]. It is a departure from the previous Soviet tier 9 heavy, the former IS-4, as instead of being a slow, hard hitting slugger, the IS-8 is a "softer" but faster heavy tank. It drives more like a "super medium" than a heavy. The front armor is slightly increased compare to IS3, but the side armor and rear armor is decreased. Be aware, try not to show your lower glacis since it is your weak point. The current top gun compared to old IS4 S-70 has slightly less damage, but fires faster, more accurate and has higher penetration. Players who have transitioned from the former IS-4 pre-7.3 patch tend to find it a weaker tier 9, but in fact it is simply just a different approach to tier 9 heavies.
 :The IS-8 leads to the [[IS-7]]. :The IS-8 leads to the [[IS-7]].
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The IS-8 is a Soviet tier 9 heavy tank. It is a departure from the previous Soviet tier 9 heavy, the former IS-4, as instead of being a slow, hard hitting slugger, the IS-8 is a "softer" but faster heavy tank. It drives more like a "super medium" than a heavy. The front armor is slightly increased compare to IS3, but the side armor and rear armor is decreased. Be aware, try not to show your lower glacis since it is your weak point. The current top gun compared to old IS4 S-70 has slightly less damage, but fires faster, more accurate and has higher penetration. Players who have transitioned from the former IS-4 pre-7.3 patch tend to find it a weaker tier 9, but in fact it is simply just a different approach to tier 9 heavies.

The IS-8 leads to the IS-7.

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Historical Info

The T-10 (also known as Object 730) was a Soviet heavy tank of the Cold War, the final development of the KV and IS tank series. It was accepted into production in 1952 as the IS-8 (Iosif Stalin, Russian form of Joseph Stalin), but due to the political climate in the wake of Stalin's death in 1953, it was renamed T-10.

The biggest differences from its direct ancestor, the IS-3, were a longer hull, seven pairs of road wheels instead of six, a larger turret mounting a new gun with fume extractor, an improved diesel engine, and increased armour. General performance was similar, although the T-10 could carry more ammunition. T-10s (like the IS tanks they replaced) were deployed in independent tank regiments belonging to armies, and independent tank battalions belonging to divisions. These independent tank units could be attached to mechanized units, to support infantry operations and perform breakthroughs.

Demise of Soviet Heavy Tanks

The mobile nature of armoured warfare in World War II had demonstrated the drawbacks of the slow heavy tanks. In the final push towards Berlin, mechanized divisions had become widely split up as heavy tanks lagged behind the mobile T-34s. The Soviets continued to produce heavy tanks for a few years as part of the Cold War arms race (compare the heavier U.S. M103 and British Conqueror), but the more flexible T-54 and T-62 medium tanks already had armour and armament comparable to the T-10's. In the 1960s, the Soviets embraced the main battle tank (MBT) concept, by replacing heavy tanks with mobile medium tanks. In the late 1960s, the independent tank battalions with heavy tanks were re-equipped with the higher-technology T-64s, and later, the very fast T-80, while regular tank and mechanized units fielded the more basic T-55s and T-72s. T-10 production was stopped in 1966, and heavy tank projects were cancelled, such as the auto-loaded, 130 mm-armed Obiekt 770. Antitank guided missiles (ATGMs) started to be deployed widely during this period, and would become an effective replacement for the heavy tanks' long-range firepower. The Soviets made use of them first on BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, and later on the T-64 and other MBTs. Eventually, light, sophisticated reactive armour was used to give the MBTs a further edge in protection without slowing them down. According to Bryan Perret, "the engagements of the Six-Day War, especially that at Rafah, merely emphasised what the Soviet Army already knew, namely that the heavy tank had had its day".

Production History

The T-10 served with the Soviet Union but was not known to have been provided to Warsaw Pact nations, though Soviet heavy tank regiments stationed in those countries may have been equipped with them. T-10Ms were "in the unhappy position" of simultaneous production by two factories (Kirov as Object 272 and Chelyabinsk as Object 734) "with incompatible parts".[2] Not until 1962 was Kirov's version standardized upon.[3] The T-10 is known to have been exported to Egypt and Syria.[4] It was used in combat during the Yom Kippur War, where it normally provided long-range fire support to the T-55/T-62 tanks, with little success.[5] Heavy tanks were withdrawn from Soviet front-line service by 1967, and completely removed from service in 1993. Many of the tank chassis were converted to missile vehicles. It is estimated that some 6,000 Soviet heavy tanks were built after the end of WWII, including IS-2s, IS-3s, and T-10s.

Models

  • T-10 - (1952)
  • T-10A - (1956) modification, adding a single-plane gun stabilizer.
  • T-10B - (1957) adding a 2-plane gun stabilizer.
  • T-10M - (1957) improved version with longer M-62-T2 L/43 gun with five-baffle muzzle brake, 2-plane gun stabilizer, machine guns replaced with 14.5 mm KPVT (a better ballistic match for the new main gun), infrared night vision equipment, NBC protection. Overall length is 10.29 m.
  • 1963 - T-10Ms are equipped with OPVT deep-wading snorkel.
  • 1967 - T-10Ms are supplied with APDS and HEAT ammunition.




Soviet Tanks
Light Tanks MS-1  • BT-2  • Tetrarch  • T-26  • T-60  • BT-7  • BT-SV  • LTP  • M3 Light  • T-127  • T-46  • T-70  • A-20  • T-50  • T-80  • Valentine II  • T-50-2  • MT-25
Medium Tanks A-32  • T-28  • Matilda IV  • T-34  • T-34-85  • A-43  • KV-13  • T-43  • A-44  • T-44  • Object 416  • T-54  • Object 430 II  • T-62A  • Object 140  • Object 430
Heavy Tanks Churchill III  • KV  • KV-1  • KV-220  • KV-220 Beta-Test  • KV-1S  • KV-2  • T-150  • IS  • KV-3  • IS-3  • IS-6  • KV-4  • KV-5  • IS-8  • ST-I  • IS-4  • IS-7
Tank Destroyers AT-1  • SU-76  • SU-85B  • SU-85  • SU-85I  • SU-100  • SU-100Y  • SU-100M1  • SU-122-44  • SU-152  • ISU-152  • SU-101  • Object 704  • SU-122-54  • Object 263  • Object 268
Self-Propelled Guns SU-18  • SU-26  • SU-5  • SU-122A  • SU-8  • S-51  • SU-14-1  • SU-14-2  • 212A  • Object 261



Heavy Tanks
USA V T14 Gold  • V T1 Heavy Tank  • VI M6  • VII King Tiger (Captured) Gold  • VII T29  • VIII Chrysler K Gold  • VIII Chrysler K GF Gold  • VIII T26E5 Gold  • VIII T26E5 Patriot Gold  • VIII M54 Renegade Gold  • VIII M6A2E1 Gold  • VIII T32  • VIII T34 Gold  • VIII T34 B Gold  • IX AE Phase I Gold  • IX M103  • X T110E5  • X T57 Heavy Tank
UK V Churchill I  • V Excelsior Gold  • VI Churchill VII  • VI A43 BP prototype Gold  • VI TOG II* Gold  • VII Black Prince  • VII FV201 (A45) Gold  • VIII Caernarvon  • VIII Caernarvon Action X Gold  • IX Conqueror  • X FV215b Gold  • X Super Conqueror  • X T95/FV4201 Chieftain Gold
Germany IV Pz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) Gold  • IV Durchbruchswagen 2  • V VK 30.01 (H)  • VI Tiger 131 Gold  • VI VK 36.01 (H)  • VII VK 45.03 Gold  • VII Tiger I  • VII Tiger (P)  • VIII VK 100.01 (P)  • VIII VK 168.01 (P) Gold  • VIII VK 168.01 Mauerbrecher Gold  • VIII VK 75.01 (K) Gold  • VIII E 75 TS Gold  • VIII Löwe Gold  • VIII Tiger II  • VIII VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A  • IX E 75  • IX Mäuschen  • IX VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B  • X E 100  • X Pz.Kpfw. VII  • X Maus  • X VK 72.01 (K) Gold
France IV B1  • V BDR G1 B  • VI ARL 44  • VII AMX M4 mle. 45  • VIII AMX 50 100  • VIII AMX M4 mle. 49 Gold  • VIII AMX M4 mle. 49 Liberté Gold  • VIII AMX 65 t  • VIII Somua SM Gold  • VIII FCM 50 t Gold  • IX AMX 50 120  • IX AMX M4 mle. 51  • X AMX 50 B  • X AMX M4 mle. 54
USSR V Churchill III Gold  • V KV-1S  • V KV-220-2 Gold  • V KV-220-2 Beta Test Gold  • V KV-1  • VI KV-2  • VI KV-2 (R) Gold  • VI KV-85  • VI Object 244 Gold  • VI T-150  • VII IS  • VII KV-3  • VII KV-122 Gold  • VII IS-2M Gold  • VII IS-2 Gold  • VIII IS-3  • VIII IS-6 Gold  • VIII IS-6 B Gold  • VIII KV-5 Gold  • VIII KV-4  • VIII IS-5 (Object 730) Gold  • VIII IS-3A Gold  • VIII KV-4 Kreslavskiy Gold  • VIII Object 252U Defender Gold  • VIII Object 252U Gold  • VIII IS-M  • VIII Object 703 Version II Gold  • VIII IS-2-II  • IX T-10  • IX Object 257  • IX Object 705  • IX IS-3-II  • IX ST-I  • X IS-4  • X IS-7  • X Object 260 Gold  • X Object 705A  • X Object 277  • X Object 279 early Gold  • X ST-II
China VII IS-2  • VIII WZ-111 Gold  • VIII WZ-111 Alpine Tiger Gold  • VIII 110  • VIII 112 Gold  • IX WZ-111 model 1-4  • X 113  • X WZ-111 model 5A
Japan III Type 91 Heavy  • IV Type 95 Heavy  • V O-I Experimental  • VI Heavy Tank No. VI Gold  • VI O-I  • VII O-Ni  • VIII O-Ho  • IX Type 4 Heavy  • X Type 5 Heavy
Czechoslovakia
Sweden VIII Emil I  • VIII EMIL 1951 Gold  • IX Emil II  • X Kranvagn
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