IS-2 Model 1944

IS-2 Model 1944 (also IS-2M) was an armored vehicle (heavy tank, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) primarily on the Eastern Front. The IS-2 was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. IS-2, also known as the Stalin II tank or JS-2, was produced and deployed by the Red Army of the Soviet Union (USSR). The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the IS-2 tank for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to IS-2m.

IS-2 Model 1944
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in Chelyabinsk
Production Period 1944 - 1945
Origin Russia (USSR)
Country Name Origin Year
Russia (USSR) 1944
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Russia (USSR) View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in Chelyabinsk 1944 1945 3475 View
Formal DesignationIS-2 Model 1944 (also IS-2M)1
Manufacturer(s)Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in Chelyabinsk (ChKZ or Tankograd)
Production Quantity34752Production PeriodApr. 1944-Jun. 1945**
TypeHeavy TankCrew4
Overall Length9.8 m (32' 2")Barrel Overhang3.1 m (10' 2")
Width3.1 m (10' 2")Height2.7 m (8' 10")
Combat Weight46000 kg (101000 lbs)Radio Equipment10R or 10RK
Primary Armament122mm Gun D-25TAmmunition Carried28
Traverse (degrees)360°Elevation (degrees)-3° to +20°
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.SightTSh-17, POP
Secondary Armament2 x 7.62mm DT MG
(coaxial, turret rear)
Ammunition Carried2330 x 7.62mm
1 x 12.7mm DShK MG
945 x 12.7mm

Engine Make & ModelV-2-IS (V-2-10)Track Links87-90/track
Type & DisplacementV12, 38.9 litersTrack Width65 cm (26")
Horsepower (max.)600hp@2000rpmTrack Ground Contact436 cm (172")
Power/Weight Ratio13.0 hp/tonneGround Pressure0.81 kg/cm2 (11.5 psi)
Gearbox4 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance0.46 m (1' 6")
FuelDieselTurning Radius0
Range on road150(230) kmGradient36°
Mileage on road340 l/100kmVertical Obstacle1.0 m (3' 3")
Fuel Capacity520 (+270 external)3 lFording1.3 m (4' 3")
Speed on/off road37/19 km/hTrench Crossing2.5 m (8' 2")
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom

1Soviet nomenclature is unclear. These designations are usually found in references to the vehicle specified here. However, there was also a postwar modernization of the IS-2 which the Soviets formally designated the IS-2M.
2This is an estimate of IS-2 Model 1944 production during the noted production period. Production continued after this period. Higher estimates seem to include IS-1 and early IS-2 production.
It is assumed here that three 90 liter tanks are used for fuel.

SHT, IS2, RT, ST, RTAV, OOBTr, PH28r, RAH, Russian Military Zone

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