Hello and welcome to the IS-7, the supposed pinnacle of the soviet heavy tanks. Unlike the IS-4 and the Maus, this machine relies heavily on mobility and medium-close range fighting. Yes it is funny IS-7 is better than IS-8 ( 120/80/60)
Previous tank: IS-8 (T-10)
The IS-7 is a tier 10 heavy tank that comes fully researched once you buy it. It is fast, relatively maneuverable, great frontal armor and a good turret. The S-70 has some problems in the face of aiming like a drunken Russian on crack (: D) and only decent accuracy. Its biggest downfalls that you cant tell from its stats are the non-existent gun depression and a lot of module damage. Also, most TDs, HTs and even some medium tanks (E-50) weight just as much or almost as much as you which may prove to be your undoing in a ramming contest.
Price: 6 100 000 ( I can buy 14.65887k vodka bottles for that money)
- Great speed and maneuverability for a heavy tank
- Good frontal armor
- Decent gun
- Great turret
- A lot of module damage and fires
- Slow to aim
- Bad rear armor
- No gun depression at all
1.Warrior 2. Steel wall 3. Sniper 4. Reaper
1. Commander (also a radioman)
Use your IS-8 crew, it will save you time and trips to the doctor.
I suggest you specialize your crew this way:
IS-7 is prone to fires and module damage. Camouflage is good enough though.
Armor scheme currently in use:
The frontal armour is 150mm, but the huge slope increases it greatly. Most tier 8 and even some tier 9 guns(the 105mm US gun) will have problems going through this part of the tank. Weak spot is the tip of the pike. Do know that you are gonna have to keep it PERFECTLY straight to the enemy, in order yo have maximum armor. Even then the mighty BL-10 and 128mm L61 will go through a hot knife through butter.
The side is diamond shaped which allows it to bounce some shots from time to time, but the rear is made of reinforced tissue paper. That’s also where your vodka using engine is.
IS-7 / Max.capacity 70.95 / Turn speed 28 deg per sec.
Nothing to research here and thankfully this suspension is more than enough to carry all modules + equipment you might want to take.
M-50T – 1050 h.p. – 15% chance of fire
Overall, you have a very powerful engine, giving the IS-7 15,4 horse power per ton.
10RK-26 – range 820 meters
What more could you expect from a tier 10 radio?
Rotation: 28 degrees/second
View range: 460m
This is a great turret. It is not that thick, but the slopes on the front make it very hard to penetrate (still possible though). The rear is obviously made of paper and combined with the weak rear hull armor it gives high tier medium tanks a good spot to destroy ammo rack/set you on fire.
The finest gun mounted on a USSR heavy tank combines decent accuracy, good damage and good penetration into one. The problem is the aim time…
It can penetrate other IS-7 tanks, but I advise you to shoot them in their weakspots, as they can bounce. Unless using APCR (and even when you do) you MUST aim at the Maus’s weak spots. Avoid hitting Object 704’s mantlet and JagdTiger’s superstructure, and never forget to carry some HE in order to take care of those pesky T95s and Maus tanks at long range. You’d be surprised how effective HE is on the 130mm.
Detailed ammo properties and my load out:
Comparison with its peers:
IS-7 vs IS-4 ( *change not yet made)
But I am certain IS-4 is going to be a kind of soviet maus, with good side and rear armor, low profile but unable to hide other tanks like the Maus and will not be as tough as it.
IS-7 vs E-100
The E-100 has side skirts that tend to absorb artillery splash damage making the E-100 much harder to kill from artillery. Its 15cm gun does have some issues (accuracy and penetration) but its still perfectly capable of punching through the IS-7’s armor. Unlike the T30 its gonna stay at T10.
IS-7 is again faster and more agile
E-100 has comparable armor to IS-7
IS-7 doesn’t survive arty as well as E-100
With some minor adjustments both will be perfectly balanced
IS-7 vs Maus
The Maus has a major HP advantage and even better armor than the IS-7. IS-7 is much more maneuverable and has a lower profile (not always an advantage though) but isn’t as accurate and doesn’t have the pivot turn ability of the Maus.
Maus is more armored and tougher
IS-7 is faster, more agile and sleeker
1v1 Maus almost always wins
Both are mostly well balanced
IS-7 vs T30
IS-7 has much superior armor and has a slight edge in top speed but no pivot turning and same acceleration as T30. It also lacks the OMG 155mm gun. Both have tough turrets.
T30 has a better gun
IS-7 is faster, more agile and sleeker
1v1 T30 almost always wins
Both are mostly balanced
It was created to be the most powerful tank in the world. The development of the IS-7 started in the Spring of 1945. Prototypes were in trials during 1946 and 1947. By 1948, the IS-7 heavy tank was developed. The IS-7 model 1948 variant had a weight of 68 metric tons and was armed with the 130 mm S-70 naval cannon (7020 mm long barrel) with autoloader and stabilizer, infrared night scopes, 8 machine guns, armor from 220 to 300 mm thickness', and 60 km/h roadspeed. Only three were built and it was the largest tank ever produced by the USSR. Although it was in many ways an innovative design, it was never accepted for mass production due to its size, the very impractical layout of its fighting compartment and huge production costs. The tank housed a crew of five. It must be noted that the Slostin gun was to be installed as its AA armament.