FNG / Fresh Meat
- Nov 21, 2005
the holy is2 will never leave my heart.
Actually this is not "the best or not the best tank ever thread", rather somekind of tribute to this tank because of beeing liked by many players of RO:Ost. I also would not call D-25T tank gun a howitzer - it's adopted from heavy field gun with nice muzzle velocity 800m/sec.There is no such thing as "the best tank", there are only compromises (makes me laugh, when people say that they have a certain agenda ). Some tanks are good in this others are specilized for other situations. In hindsight and by giving a historical/statistical evaluation we can say that the IS2-3 as a converted howitzer was mainly used to break fortification lines, spearhead infantry battalion assaults and was ill suited for tank vs tank warfare
Warsaw - http://www.muzeumwp.pl/?language=ENIs that in Wroclaw?
Actually this is not "the best or not the best tank ever thread", rather somekind of tribute to this tank because of beeing liked by many players of RO:Ost. I also would not call D-25T tank gun a howitzer - it's adopted from heavy field gun with nice muzzle velocity 800m/sec.
From Zaloga IS2 Heavy Tank and Ian Allan, Stalins armoured might: derived from the KV13 (KV1S and KV2 mobile howitzer) prototype chassis and izdeliye 240 122 (chelyabinsk plant) it used an A-19 until it was replaced by the D25t (hence a converted howitzer, heavily armoured which could potentially withstand 88 shots and a powerful cannon to destroy fortifications but extremely slow - you need evasion for tank vs tank warfare like a SU85 or T34).
Use of howitzer carriage don't turn gun into a howitzer. It was done to simplify production process.from the encyclopedia of Soviet artillery:
The (A-19) was a Soviet field gun developed in the late 1930s by combining the barrel of the 122 mm gun M1931 (A-19) and the carriage of the 152 mm howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20) - its even written on wikipedia.
Yes, exactly, and the A-19 is a heavy field gun.The D25 is the tank variant of this gun from plant 127 if i remember correctly.
The IS family replaced obsolete KVs, but it doesn't mean that IS-2 was considered since beginning as the successor of the KV-2. At the beginning it was just IS-85 (or rather should be called in this moment as family Objects 23x...) ant this tank was further tested with many other guns (in example 122 mm tank howitzer U-11, maybe it can be a little confusing in this case...). Finally the designers choise was A-19 and later its modifed tank version the D-25T. It seems so large calibre gun was more efficient to the planned tasks of IS-2 tank than a howitzer.The IS tanks were converted from Kliment Voroshilov series version 1 and 2 AFVs of which the second one was a fortification busting howitzer aka the KV-2.
So we are agreeing to disagree here.