Armed with a 122 mm cannon, the K-2 is geared for close-quarter combat. The tank’s accuracy (0.42 m), 390 HP of alpha damage, and 6 degrees of gun depression are comparable to other same-tier Soviet heavies that thrive on exchanging blows. However, the challenge comes when trying to land shots on the move or from long range.
Thanks to its sturdy shell, the K-2 can really go the distance. The tank’s very good armor and deep 1,650 HP pool help it take hits. It also excels at angling, as most of the angled upper hull plate is 160 mm. The lower plate reaches 135 mm, but its angle provides an effective 210 mm. The upper side of the hull is protected by 30 mm of spaced armor that’s ideal for keeping HEAT shells from penetrating. Beneath the spaced armor is 160 mm of well-angled armor.
The rounded and well-armored turret will bounce plenty of incoming fire. It does have notable vulnerabilities, though, including patches of 30 and 45 mm armor on the roof. The cupola is also an easy penetration point.