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Description[]

The Soviet ‘Josef Stalin’ heavy tank is a direct response to the German heavy tanks. Its thick 120mm armor and massive 122mm main gun make it a deadly opponent to any tank on the battlefield.
― Heroes & Generals

Tips

  • IS-2 has 2 support MG gunner seats, 1 of which is located at the rear of its turret. Use it to surprise potential trailing anti-tank enemies.
  • IS-2 has excellent reverse speed, a trait that can be exploited by capable tankers to a variety of effects.
  • IS-2's critical compartments (ammo racks and fuel tanks) are all located in the forward hull section of the tank. Coupling this with a somewhat weak hull means the IS-2 can easily be severely damaged from the front. Emphasizing hull-down tactic when picking up fights against enemy armor is encouraged.
  • Alternatively, it is also viable to face rearward towards hostile with the IS-2. By doing this, the tank's engine and transmission will take incoming damage instead of the critical components, allowing for longer survival time at the cost of being almost immobile after getting hit.
  • The 122mm D-25T gun is the heaviest hitting tank gun in the game. Consequentially, it also has the longest reload time. It is crucial to ensure each shot's penetration, for a huge chunk of damage output will be lost for every non-penetrating or missing shot.
  • Unlike other factions' tier 2 heavy tanks, the IS-2 lacks the second zoom on its scope, which hinders its ability to deliver firepower from a farther range.
  • An ideal way to use the IS-2 is to get up close to well-armored targets (mainly the Tiger II) while staying away from tanks you can penetrate easily.
  • Despite having very powerful weaponry, the IS-2 still struggles when dealing with Panzer VI Tiger II Ausf. Bs frontally. It is important to hit the latter's weakspots (Turret roof and hull MG port) in order to guarantee a penetration.

Ammunition

Name Explosion Damage/Radius Penetration Damage[1] Near/Far Range Far Penetration Far Damage Correction Angle Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost Cost per Shot Maintenance Load
[122mm] 122mm BR-471 130 @ 1m 158mm - 178mm 1955 - 2512.75 10m/2300m 10% 50% 800 m/s 10,000 Credits 120 Gold 25 Credits 0:00s
[122mm] 122mm OF-471 210 @ 12m 20mm - 40mm 630 - 1050 10m/1500m 10% 50% 800 m/s 22,000 Credits 253 Gold 55 Credits 0:20s
[122mm] 122mm BR-471B 130 @ 1m 160mm - 180mm 2150 - 2763 10m/1500m 10% 60% 15° 800 m/s 21,000 Credits 245 Gold 52.5 Credits 0:15s

Camouflage

Factory Vasyugan Light Kutuzov Two Tone
Price (Credits) 200,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 185,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 800 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 740 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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V CAMO 5.png
V CAMO 9.png
V 6.png
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Upgrades

Supply Crates and other upgrades can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost Spawn Cost Maintenance Load
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 12 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 44 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 68 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: IS-2 Model 1944
V SPC 6.png IS-2 Model 1944 Specialist
Using the IS-2 Model 1944 heavy tank in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for scoring hits on enemy tanks. The highest award is given for destroying enemy tanks.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-SU-Symbol.png Soviet Unlocks
Ammunition Supply Crate
Kutuzov Two Tone
Vasyugan Light
Medic Supply Crate
122mm BR-471B
122mm OF-471
Anti-Tank Supply Crate


Gallery[]

 

  1. Against armor
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