IS-2 Model 1944

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IS-2 Model 1944
V 6.png
Type: Heavy Tanks
Faction: Icon-SU-Symbol.png Soviet Union
Weaponry
Main Cannon: 122mm Gun D-25T
Coaxial Gun: 7.62mm DT
Machine Gun: 7.62mm DT
Hull Armor
Front (Upper): 120 mm
Front (Lower): 120 mm
Sides (Upper): 90 mm
Sides (Lower): 90 mm
Rear: 60 mm
Top: 20 mm
Front (Turret): 90 mm
Mantlet: 100 mm
Side (Turret): 90 mm
Rear (Turret): 90 mm
Top (Turret): 30 mm
Specifications
Class Restriction Tank Crewman
Passengers: 6
Max Speed: 20.7 km/h

12.9 mph

Credits Cost: 291,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Gold Cost: 3,380 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required: Armor Assault Armor Assault
Requirement: Soviet Union- 12th Grade

Description[edit source]

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

  • The support gunner seat on the IS-2 is located at the rear of its turret. Make use of it!
  • The HEAT ammunition, BR-460A, has inferior ballistics performance. This means you will need to make use of the ranging key (Space by default) quite often and allocate an adequate amount of lead.
  • Get the HEAT ammunition asap (although it's still illustrated APCR in-game): It offers superior penetration and an extra chunk of damage (that you need to reliably 2HK other heavy tanks) at the cost of worse shell trajectory. It can also penetrate the Panther frontally with almost no effort.
  • The 122mm gun has limited penetrating capabilities when facing off the Tiger II and possibly the M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo. The best way to destroy them frontally is to hit their top armor and cupola. On the Tiger II, a direct hit on the gun mantlet will also grant you a penetration albeit it's difficult to hit; a shot placed on Jumbo's lower hull will also grant you a penetration.
  • The AP rounds have rather disappointing penetrating capabilities. They are way more likely to bounce and the damage dealt is sometimes insufficient to do 2HK on heavy tanks.
  • On topic of the HEAT ammo, not only is it the most expensive ammo available for the IS-2, it also has the slowest muzzle velocity of all of the IS-2s ammo. Poor gunnery and overmatched targets may leave you broke by the end of a single battle. Only shoot targets with HEAT if you're sure you can penetrate the target or if they're standing still.
  • Unlike other factions' tier 2 heavy tanks, the IS-2 lacked the second zoom on its scope, which will hinder their ability to deliver firepower from longer ranges.
  • The best way to use the IS-2 is to get up close to well-armored targets (mainly the Tiger II) while staying further away from tanks you can penetrate easily; After having scored a good amount of effective hits over the Tiger II frontally, you can try to lengthen your engagement distance.
  • When shooting from far away, make sure the location makes your tank as parallel to the horizon as possible. The shell has a huge amount of drop over distance, and misplacement of your tank will lead to your scope adjusting the drop compensation towards the wrong direction thus making you miss.

Ammunition

Name Penetration[1] Damage[2] Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost
[122mm] 122mm BR-471 Armor Piercing 90mm - 140mm 800 - 1200 800 m/s 10,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 120 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[122mm] 122mm OF-471H High Explosive 20mm - 40mm 300 - 500 800 m/s 19,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 220 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[122mm] 122mm BR-460A HEAT 110mm - 160mm 950 - 1200 550 m/s 21,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 245 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Upgrades

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

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,200 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Medic Supply Crate Health 3,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 42 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 6,800 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 82 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: IS-2 Model 1944
SP V HA 4.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
Medic Supply Crate
Anti-Tank Supply Crate
122mm OF-471H High Explosive


Gallery[edit | edit source]

 

  1. As of 2016-4-21, the game does not yet have penetration fall off with distance.
  2. Against armor