The IS-8 is a Soviet, tier 9, heavy tank.

This tank handles more like a beefy medium tank than a heavy tnak. The front armor is reinforced slightly more than the IS-3, but it's side armor and rear armor is worse. The gun is slightly less powerful than the IS-4's, is more accurate with better penetration.

It's strengths include good speed and maneurverability with a powerful gun

It's weaknesses include weak armor and low HP.