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IS-2 Heavy Tank
IS-2 tank with 12.7mm DSHK upgrade
Army Soviet Army
Role Heavy Tank
Unit Cost 640CoH2 Manpower Icon 640
230CoH2 Fuel Icon 230
21CoH2 Population Icon 21
Upkeep per Minute 31.5CoH2 Manpower Icon 31.5

Shock Rifle Frontline Tactics
Armored Assault Tactics

Mechanized Armor Kampaneya
Produced By Commander Ability
Primary armament damage 160
Primary armament penetration 250 (near)
210 (far)
Firing Range 40 meters
Sight Range 35
Health 1040Icon Health Small 1,040
Armor 340 (front)
140 (rear)
Max. Speed 5.0 m/s
Abilities (3)
OF-471 Fragmentation Shell
  • Requires Vet: 1
  • Cost: 30Icon Munitions Small 30

Vehicle Crew Self Repair

Upgrades (1)
12.7mm DSHK 38 Heavy Machine Gun
  • Cost: 30Icon Munitions Small 30

The Iosif Stalin 2, (IS-2) tank is an upgrade of the IS-1 tank and is based off the KV platform of heavy tanks. The main change from the IS-1 to the IS-2 is the larger 122 cannon and muzzle addon. In Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer, the IS-2 is exclusive to the Shock Rifle Frontline Tactics and Armored Assault Tactics commanders only. The IS-2 is generally evenly matched with the Ostheer Wehrmacht Tiger on a one on one fight.


The IS-2 is the heaviest tank developed by the Soviet Union before the end of World War II. Able to withstand most frontal attacks from anti-tank weapons, Medium Tanks and some Heavy Tanks. This tank rivals the German Elefant Tank in armor and health, but the cannon only inflicts half the damage.[1]

Multiplayer: Only one may be deployed at any time!



122mm D25t Cannon: Main weapon of the IS-2 capable of penetrating most frontal armor of enemy tanks. Or it could inflict heavy damage to enemy heavy armor when attacking the flank or the rear.


7.62mm DT Turret (Front): Light machine gun able to shoot where the front of the turret is facing

7.62mm DT Turret (Rear): Light machine gun shoot where the rear of the turret is facing


12.7 DSHK 38 Heavy Machine Gun: Heavy machine gun installed on top of the turret hull. Able to shoot in all directions. Can fire at air units.


IS-2 tank with DSHK 38 HMG upgrade


OF-471 Fragmentation Shell[]

  • Requires Veterancy 1
  • Costs

Area of effect attack that deals large damage to infantry and light vehicles.

Vehicle Self Repair Shell[]

Crew repairs the vehicle. Must not be in combat.


12.7 DSHK 38 Heavy Machine Gun: Heavy machine gun installed on top of the turret hull. Able to shoot in all directions. Can fire at air units.


Use it to spearhead attacks in heavily fortified enemy positions to divert anti-tank fire, then follow up with other tanks or an artillery barrage to eliminate key enemy units. Or use it to inflict heavy damage on enemy heavy tanks by attacking their flank. Most Medium Tanks and anti-tank guns will not penetrate its frontal armor and will need to maneuver around the tank or your forces to dent its armor. Its health is equal to the Elefant, but cannot take as many hits due to its armor. Use its fast reverse to withdrawal from battle quickly. Its heavy cannon can destroy most medium tanks in 2 hits and OF-471 Fragmentation Shell ability can damage large groups of infantry. Upgrade to the 12.7 DSHK 38 Heavy Machine Gun to have additional firepower against infantry and airplanes.


Do not use this tank alone. It does not have the same take-off speed of medium tanks. Anti-tank weaponry are a major danger to this tank. Flanking enemies will inflict massive damage on the sides and rear, even more so by heavy armor. If the engine is severely damaged the tank will most likely not be able to flee combat. If flanked from the rear and unable to reverse, then it will be slow to escape driving forward. Remember, the IS-2 is equal to the Ostheer Tiger on a one on one fight and shares many of its strengths and weaknesses.


Veterancy1 CoH2 Level 1 Veterancy:
  • Unlocks the 'OF-471 Fragmentation shell' ability.
Veterancy2 CoH2 Level 2 Veterancy:
  • +50% weapon rotation speed.
  • +25% range.
  • +20% accuracy.
Veterancy3 CoH2 Level 3 Veterancy:
  • +30% reload speed.
  • +20% rotation speed.
  • +20% maximum speed.
  • +20% acceleration and deceleration.