The IS-7 is a Soviet tier 10 heavy tank.
Development of the IS-7 started in the spring of 1945. Prototypes successfully underwent trials in 1946 and 1947. However, the IS-7 never saw mass production.The IS-7 marks the end of one of the Soviet heavy tank lines.
Pros and Cons
Well-sloped front armor
Above average speed
Well-armored rounded turret
Weak rear armor
Slow turning speed
Slow rate of fire
Below average gun depression
It's fast, agile, and delivers massive damage while being hard to kill due to its speed and maneuverability. The IS-7 has some of the best sloped frontal-armor in the game, having only two relatively hard to hit weak spots on the frontal armor. However, all these strengths come with a weakness; the IS-7 has weak rear armor which insures that if it does not travel with others, it will more than likely be tracked, flanked, and destroyed without mercy. The IS-7 uses the 130 mm S-70, which has better alpha damage than the 122mm M62-T2 mounted on IS-4, but slightly worse stats elsewhere. The main difference between the IS-7 and the IS-4 is that the IS-7 is much faster, with a top speed of 50 km/h, as well as having a very high turret traverse. The back armor can be hit with a strong gun and it will go through like a hot knife through butter.
However, these sloping plates also add a disadvantage: You cannot angle the frontal armour of IS7 as you expose the well-sloped-but-weak armour plate to the enemy, the effective armour when fighting angled drops a fair amount, allowing tier 8,9, and 10 guns to punch through if they strike at a shallow enough angle to the plate. When fighting one at an angle, prefer its flatter front armour sections than is angled side armour, or shoot the Sprocket, dealing damage and throwing off the track.
The development of the IS-7 started in the Spring of 1945. Prototypes were in trials during 1946 and 1947. By 1948, the IS-7 heavy tank was developed. The IS-7 model 1948 variant had a weight of 68 metric tons and was armed with the 130 mm S-70 naval cannon (7020 mm long barrel) with autoloader and stabilizer, infrared night scopes, 8 machine guns, armor from 220 to 300 mm thickness', and 60 km/h roadspeed.
Only three were built and it was the largest tank ever produced by the USSR. Although it was in many ways an innovative design, it was never accepted for mass production due to its cumbersome size and the very impractical layout of its fighting compartment. The tank housed a crew of five.
It must be noted that the Slostin gun was to be installed as its AA armament.
Warrior - for firepower and survivability
Defender - high speed to quickly return to the base and shoot capture
Steel wall - for a good book and frequent bounce frontal armor
Sniper - for good accuracy with stabilizer
Hand Of Death - a big one-off loss tools
Armor Piercer - for good armor weapon