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IS-12, obr. 1961 - A direct upgrade from the IS-10 (Also known as the T-10 due to the political climate after Stalin's death), sports an upgraded 122mm cannon, a thicker frontal plate (max. thickness 130mm) and turret (max. thickness 300mm), a redesigned turret to allow placement of the new cannon and increase gun depression by 4 degrees, giving the IS-12 more potential in utilizing hull-down position compared to previous Soviet designs. The tank also used an early gas turbine engine to generate 1800 HP of power, making the tank capable of accelerating at an impressive rate, despite its weight at 60.7 metric tons (134000 lb). The tank is also designed with future improvements in mind, as the turret allowed the installation of composite armor packages (such as the ones in the T-55AM and the T-62M).
Another interesting feature was an ammunition loading assist, not too different than the one installed in the IS-7, protruding from the back of the turret. The ammunition loading assist dramatically increased loading times, increasing fire rate to 4 rounds per minute (or faster, for experienced crew), compared to the usual 2-3.
The tank was not without its flaws however, as the revolutionary engine technology proved to be slightly less reliable than the conventional diesel engine, and is less fuel efficient. The ammunition loading assist only stored 4 shells, limiting sustained combat performance in "mad minute" rapid fire situations.
The newly designed turret did not allow for placement of too many rounds of ammunition, causing most of the shells to be scattered around the tank's hull, increasing the risk of ammunition detonation in case of penetration. Another drawback was its weight. The tank ignored Nikita Khrushchev's "no-more-than-50-tons" rule, which was only achieved through frustrating negotiations between him and the tank's designers.
The tank went through an extremely short production run with 43 produced, as a newly designed tank - T-64 was ready for production just 3 years after the IS/T-12's introduction.
wasd (pitch roll and the gang) = movement
yaw = turret rotation
VTOL = (+Act.2, machinegun traverse)
trim = elevation/depression
Act. 1 = gun stabilizer
Act. 2 = opens loader's cupola, enables DShK MG
Act. 3 = opens commander cupola, commander view
Act. 4 = opens driver's hatch
Act. 5 = lights
Act. 6 = the tool used to put the gun in place during transport, if you want to use it, insert the barrel from the left, kind of difficult but doable
Act. 8 = tracks
LandingGear = disable gun gyro
Commander's view (inside)
Neutral steering = no
Optic zoom = no
Mods = tracks 2
Map on thumbnail = Stork Island
1 : 1 scale : no
armament =122mm m-62tm-vs-2, 14.5mm coax, 12.7mm pintle mount
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- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 21.9ft (6.7m)
- Length 63.2ft (19.3m)
- Height 22.0ft (6.7m)
- Empty Weight 127,829lbs (57,982kg)
- Loaded Weight 134,808lbs (61,148kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.033
- Wing Loading 200,386.6lbs/ft2 (978,373.1kg/m2)
- Wing Area 0.7ft2 (0.1m2)
- Drag Points 22813
- Number of Parts 949
- Control Surfaces 0
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