IS-5 (Object 730)

ussr heavyTank VIII IS-5 (Object 730)

Characteristics

Protection

68%
68%

Firepower

43%
43%

Shot Effectiveness

66%
66%

Maneuverability

35%
35%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 48.95
Hit Points 1750
Engine Power (hp) 700
Speed Limit (km/h) 42
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 188 - 254
Standard Shell Damage 300 - 500
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 4.3

Historical Reference

The development of the vehicle was started in 1949 by the Design Bureau of the Chelyabinsk Kirov Plant under the supervision of Joseph Kotin. In 1950 a preproduction batch of 10 vehicles was launched. After the vehicle underwent all trials and received upgrades, it was adopted for service in 1953 under the designation IS-8.

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