I review the IS-8 a tier 9 heavy tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with a replay of a tier 10 Ensk battle.
My team blows a 7-3 lead by not coordinating against an isolated E-100 who carries the opposing team.
Of all tanks from tier 5 to 10 in the IS-7 line, the IS8 feels the most awkward, whereas the other tanks are good to great.
Strengths and Weaknesses:
+ good gun penetration (258)
+ good gun alpha (440)
+ strong turret
+ good top speed
+ trolly side armor
– pikenose armor is weak, won’t reliably bounce shots against players who aim properly
– large, soft lower front glacis
– poor max gun depression (-5 degrees)
– longish aim time
– not particularly agile
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