Pros and Cons
- Good alpha damage
- Extremely effective frontal armor, effectively 240mm thick
- Thick turret is cast and rounded, making it very tough
- Good straight line speed, can keep up with some medium tanks
- HE-AT ammunition is very effective
- Shoots rather slowly, considering the IS-2 has the same gun, is a tier lower and shoots faster
- Very thin side armor, and cannot sidescrape as well as the IS-6
- Very weak lower front plate is easily penetrated
- Susceptible to both fuel tank and engine damage causing fires
- Engine power is rather low, making acceleration sluggish
- Bad tank traverse makes it turn badly
- Poor accuracy, typical of Russian 122mm guns and their derivatives
- Terrible aim time, also typical of Russian 122mm guns and their derivatives
- Low credit income for a tier 8 premium
- Expensive tier 8 premium
The 112 plays much like a highly exaggerated IS-6, with even stronger strengths and even weaker weak points. It trades 20mm of side armor for an additional 20mm on its front, still angled at 60 degrees giving it an effective 240mm of armor (before normalization) at the front. The turret is also extremely thick and very well sloped, capable of shrugging off shots from even tier X guns. However, the lower glacis is much weaker, capable of being pierced by some 75mm guns.
The gun is a typical, modernized clone of the legendary 122mm D-25 series, featuring rack-blowing 390 damage, a rather poor 175mm of standard AP penetration, a good HE shell for softskins and an amazing 0,46 accuracy that will have trouble hitting the moon. Of special note is that this gun has been modified to fire HE-AT rounds: instead of 217mm APCR of the D-25T/S of Russian tanks, it fires 250mm penetration HE-AT shells, capable of raining death and destruction when aimed properly. Do remember that it is HE-AT, and does not react well to being fired at spaced armor. Avoid tracks, mantlets and Super Pershings like the plague, as they will simply absorb HE-AT fire. HE-AT performs best when firing at thick, unsloped armor, where the lack of normalization has little effect.
The 112 is at home brawling in tight, enclosed spaces, where the thick, sloped frontal hull and very strong turret come into play and the infamous inaccuracy of the D-25TA is irrelevant. Wiggle and angle your armor to maximize the chances of bouncing shots - simply add 15 degrees of angling and the frontal armor plate is autobounce, even for massive 152mm guns!
Overall, the 112 is a solid heavy tank meant for brutal, short-range combat typical of Soviet and Chinese heavies, where the thick armor dominates the field and inaccuracy of the D-25TA is reduced.
Premium tank, none required