The development of the vehicle was started in 1949 by the Design Bureau of the Chelyabinsk Kirov Plant under the supervision of Joseph Kotin. In 1950 a preproduction batch of 10 vehicles was launched. After the vehicle underwent all trials and received upgrades, it was adopted for service in 1953 under the designation IS-8.
IS-5 equipment 2.0 builds you can put on this tank in World of Tanks. Equipment setups based on Skill4ltu and Yzne configurations. If you have any suggestions about equipment builds or want to add some, feel free to message us using contact form.