ISU-122 (China)

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"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
␗ISU-122
cn_isu_122.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.3/5.3/5.3BR
5 peopleCrew
83 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
90 / 90 / 60Hull
90 / 75 / 60Turret
Mobility
46.0 tWeight
992 hp520 hpEngine power
22 hp/t11 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
41 km/h forward
15 km/h back
37 km/h forward
14 km/h back
Speed
Armament
122 mm A-19 cannonMain weapon
30 roundsAmmunition
20.0 / 26.0 sReload
-3° / 22°Vertical guidance
-3° / 7°Horizontal guidance
12.7 mm DShK machine gunMachinegun
250 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
50 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 85°Vertical guidance
Economy
63 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
210 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 700 / 4 617/2 700 / 3 369/3 200 / 3 993Repair
61 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
210 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
800 Ge icon.pngAces
172 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage ISU-122 (China).jpg


The ␗ISU-122 is a rank IV Chinese tank destroyer with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 60 mm (75°) Front glacis

90 mm (31°) Lower glacis

90 mm 60 mm (50°) Top

60 mm (39°) Bottom

30 mm
Superstructure 90 mm (30°) Front glacis

65 mm (7-69°) Gun mantlet case 100 mm Gun mantlet (0-45°)

75 mm (14-15°) 60 mm 30 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick while tracks are 30 mm thick.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 41 15 46 739 992 16.07 21.57
Realistic 37 14 460 520 10 11.3

Armaments

Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Deadly cannon provides superior one-shot capacity with any target upon penetration
  • Powerful stock AP penetrates up to 205 mm which is very effective in a full up-tier; weak spots of the early Centurions, Ferdinand, Tiger II H can all get penetrated with ease
  • The huge gun mantlet and its complex armour layout is capable of deflecting quite some shells sometimes
  • 30 mm roof armour resists popular aircraft weapons well, like the 12.7 mm M2 with ground target belt and the MG 151
  • All-round protection provides good resistance against flanking SPAAs; the M19 / M42 are very common flankers
  • 14 km/h reverse speed allows it to retreat from danger quickly

Cons:

  • Long reload of more than 20 seconds and the curved trajectory demands very precise aiming and can be a challenge to use for first-time users
  • Front armour is only 60-100 mm and is not well-angled; easily penetrated by common guns at the battle rating, like the 76 mm M1, 17 pdr, 75 mm and 88 mm
  • Closely packed crew all easily knocked out when an explosive shell penetrates
  • Very inadequate gun depression of -3° combined with the sluggish mobility makes it only capable of fighting in urban (flat) areas, but never the hills
  • Turretless layout and the sluggish mobility makes it very vulnerable to surprise flankers, for example, the infamous M18, T20, T25 and Puma
  • Gun breech often gets damaged while under enemy fire


History

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Development

When the ISU-152 began production in 1943 with the large 152 mm ML-20S gun, production of the chassis and hull soon exceeded the supply of the ML-20S gun, which caused a decrease in the production of self-propelled guns for the Soviet military. It was determined to speed up self-propelled gun production, the ISU chassis were to be mounted with the 122 mm A-19S gun. Work on this mounting already began before the supply issue in December 1943 at the Chelyabinsk Kirov Plant (ChKZ), which had a design team simply take the ISU-152 chassis and hull and only changing out the armament with the 122 mm gun, but this prototype - Object 242 - was not immediately put into production despite successful testings. When the supply issue arose, the prototype was then adopted by the Soviet Defense Committee for increased production and also that the 122 mm gun had better accuracy against tanks than the 152 mm gun. The ISU armed with the 122 mm gun, designated the ISU-122, began production in April 1944.

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


China tank destroyers
American  ␗M8 HMC · ␗LVT(A)(4) (ZiS-2) · ␗M10 · ␗M18 · ␗M36 · ␗M113A1 (TOW)
Soviet  ␗SU-76M · ␗ISU-152 · ␗ISU-122 · ␗SU-100