From a declassified document "COMBAT POTENTIALS of the Armament and Combat Equipment of the Ground Forces and Aviation of the USSR", but only one was translated (CIA, 1977/1980). Zaloga listed the values in armoured champion. I think I also saw them in Ustyantsev but I am not sure.Which evaluation is that? IS-2M is a postwar upgrade, it cannot be that variant.
That is the issue, everything is very relative (probabilistic ranges), until a final judgement can be made.so I suppose this means the Tiger-2 could, generally speaking, knock out an IS-2 at long distances? No offense, but it looks as though this thread has gone a bit far, it seems with all the information here that it was very possible for Tiger-2 to destroy an IS-2 at long distances. Of course there are different scenarios where one could kill the other, the question kind of needs to receive a generalized answer, so wouldn't it just make sense, after all this discussion, to come to the reasonable conclusion that, yes, generally the Tiger-2 could kill an IS-2 at great ranges.
I must say, whoever wrote the evaluation you quoted did a pretty poor job, independent of that, we still need to explain the rating. Could be a typo, maybe....
The Panther's size is a disadvantage. It is longer than the IS-122 by 130 mm, wider by 360 mm, and higher by 180 mm........
The tank archives....enough said.http://tankarchives.blogspot.com/2014/0 ... rials.html
That is one explanation for sure, but would they include such a rare model?However, it is clearly differentiated between PzIV and PzIVlang. For 1945, this, at least to me, does not make any sense. Is it possible that they mention the PzIV/70(A) instead? It´s often differentiated from the Jagdpanzer IV/70 in german primary sources.