World of Tanks IS-6 is a Soviet premium heavy tank. It can be used in different situations for a variety of purposes.
The speed limit is 35 km/h which is quite fine for tier 8 heavy tanks. But this tank slows down a lot when turning. Compared to other t8 premium tanks, it is relatively well-protected with hull armor of 100/100/60 mm and turret armor of 150/150/100 mm. It makes you less vulnerable to lower tiers, but you should beware of high penetrating tanks.
100 mm sloping armor at about 60° on all sides is what makes the tank a good survivor. The enemy fire from almost any angle will eventually ricochet. The angled turret armor of the cannon breech may generate a shot trap and ricochet the shell towards the driver. Hence, your ammo can blow up. Good news is that it does not happen often. Frontal weak spots are not evident. The lower side of hull nearby the turret and rear are the weak spots. Sidescraping and angling work well for this tank. However, too much angling of the front plate straightens out a hull called “shoulder plate” making it facile to penetration.
The turret features:
- View Range – 350m;
- Turret Traverse – 24 d/s;
- Traverse Arc – 360.
The WoT IS6 has 122 mm D-30 gun with 175/217/61 mm penetration and 0.46m accuracy may cause some troubles when you are against heavy tanks. But damage 390/390/530 HP, extremely high DPM 2000.7/2000.7/2718.9 HP/min and 390 alpha are making up to it. The gun operates the best at close to medium ranges. There is a great possibility of running out of ammo as its capacity only 30 rounds, the aim time is 3.40 seconds, and reload takes up to 11.70 seconds. This is why you need to be careful with the shots.
- Commander (Radio Operator);
Repair is the most essential skill for every member of the crew. Thus, you can save repair kits for such modules as ammunition rack and gun. United Gunner’s Snap Shot and Driver’s Smooth Ride perform like a Vertical Stabilizer reducing the accuracy. Combined with the Vertical Stabilizer, they make a significant difference.
Use Mentor for the Commander to level up the other crew members’ skills quicker. You may replace Driver’s Smooth Ride skill with Clutch Braking as it always increases hull traverse on any heavy tank. The Sixth Sense, one of the most essential advantages of the game, is highly recommended for the Commander. It is particularly useful in battles with artillery.