Heavy Tank: IS-8

IS-8

The development of the vehicle was started in 1949 by the Design Bureau of the Chelyabinsk Kirov Plant under the supervision of Joseph Kotin. At the design stage the vehicle was designated as Object 730. In 1950 a preproduction batch of 10 vehicles was launched. In 1953, before the tank entered service, it was redesignated as the IS-8. The vehicle was adopted for service in the second half of 1953 under the designation T-10. The number of produced vehicles varies from 2,500 to 8,000 according to different sources.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier IX
Hit Points 1,700 HP
Weight/Load Limit 50.06 / 50.91 t
Price 3,531,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 700 h.p.
Speed Limit 50 km/h
Traverse Speed 28 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 26 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 120
  • sides 80
  • rear 60
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 201
  • sides 148
  • rear 50
Armament
Gun 122 mm D-25T
Ammunition 30 pcs
Damage 293-488 HP
Armor Penetration 131-219 mm
Rate of Fire 5.08 rounds/min
View Range 380 m
Signal Range 440 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VIII T-10
  • front 201
  • sides 148
  • rear 50
26 380 33,680
IX T-10M
  • front 201
  • sides 148
  • rear 50
26 400 66,500
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
VIII 122 mm D-25T 390/390/465 175/217/61 5.31 125,140
IX 122 mm BL-9 390/390/465 225/265/68 4.88 178,500
X 122 mm M62-T2 440/440/530 258/340/68 4.88 335,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
IX V-12-5 700 15 84,000
IX V-12-6 750 15 84,200
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
VIII T-10 50.907 28 27,920
IX T-10M 58.9 30 66,500
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VII 10RK 440 18,600
IX 12RT 625 33,600
X R-113 730 52,200