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IS-2 Heavy Tank

IS-2 Tankovy Battalion (SBX08)
Includes barrel options for the IS-85.

The IS-2 heavy tank was designed to replace the aging KV tanks as the Guards heavy breakthrough units. It was equipped with the massive D25-T 122mm gun for hunting the enemy heavy tanks. With 120mm armour on the front and 90mm on the side, the tank was well protected for duty on the eastern front.

The IS-2 first saw action in the Spring of 1944. IS-2 units were assigned to important operations and often led the initial assaults as they did in Operation Bagration in June 1944. There were 21 tanks in the regiment leading the shock armies of the Soviet Union into battle.

IS-2 Heavy Tank
This product has been replaced with
the plastic  IS-2 Guards Heavy Tank Company (SBX36)...
IS-2 Heavy Tank
IS-2 Heavy Tank

In Flames of War

The IS-2 heavy tank is a terror on the battlefield. It has front armour of 10, side of 8 and top armour of 2. Its gun will liquidate enemy armour with Anti-tank 15 and Firepower 2+. It is a slow tank, but this helps them coordinate with infantry better. Once in the assault, the IS-2 will dominate enemy infantry with its heavy top armour and its rear-firing machine-gun, which makes enemy infantry re-roll successful hits in assaults.

IS-2 Heavy Tank
IS-2 Heavy Tank

You can also load the tank up with Tankodesantniki to help protect your tank from errant anti-tank rounds and maurading infantry.

The IS-2 will help any Soviet player crack German defences wide open! 

Painted by Jeremy Painter
Sculpted by Evan Allen
Stowage sculpted by James Brown

Rare Earth Magnets

This is also the first tank from Battlefront that comes with 10 rare earth magnets so that you can keep your tanks and turrets safer during transport and play. As JP announced earlier our new box set releases will have these as standard where appropriate.

Each IS-2 has a small hole drilled into the turret hole in the chassis where you can put the first magnet. The second one should be superglued to the underside of the turret. Make you sure you check the polarity of the magnets first to make sure you are doing all of them the same way.

Keep an eye on the website for an article on how you can convert your old tanks to use the new Rare Earth Magnets (XX105) available via the Special Order catalogue.

IS-2 Heavy Tank
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IS-2 Heavy Tank

Mid-war Monsters
In our research we have uncovered lots of really interesting experimental tanks. Some were just designs that were never completed. Others were completed as prototypes, and some even saw small-scale field testing!

These tanks were weird and wonderful, ranging from a 100-ton monster and a First World War relic, to a tank with two side-by-side main guns, an armoured car weighing more than a tank, and a machine-gun armed light tank with the armour of a heavy tank!

Learn more about Mid-war Monsters here...

Download a PDF on fielding the IS-85 in Flames Of War here...

Download the Mid-war Monsters mission pack here...

Mid-war Monsters
Check out the IS-2 Guards Heavy Tank Company box set in the online store here...
Check out the IS-2 blister pack in the online store here...

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The IS-85 in Flames Of War
Equipment and Notes
IS-85 Slow Tank 10 8
Co-ax MG, Turret-rear MG.
85mm D-5T gun
2 12
IS-2 obr 1943
IS-2 obr 1943
Turret-rear MG
While not very practical for long-range shooting, a machine-gun mounted in the back of the turret is perfect for discouraging boarders in an assault.

A Turret-rear MG may not shoot, it is purely defensive.

■ In assault combat, if a hit from an Infantry or Gun team is allocated to a Tank team armed with a Turret-rear MG, the team that scored the hit must take another Skill Test.

■ If they pass the second Skill Test, the assaulting team gets past the machine-gun to hit the tank and the tank must take an Armour Save as normal.

If they fail the second Skill Test, the machine-gunner managed to keep the infantry at bay and protect the tank, and the assaulting team fails to score a hit.

Bailed Out Tank teams do not benefit from their Turret-rear MG.

Last Updated On Sunday, January 17, 2016 by James at Battlefront