I frontally penetrate IS-3s turret in my KV-5 reliably (the TOP of it). No way I penetrate any part of T32.
I reliably penetrated the T32 front hull with the 122. Mostly on the KV-1S, though, but the IS-3 has an even better gun, so it should be able to rip straight through.
Just did the spinning glitch with an IS-7 in my Ferdinand and managed to flip both of us opposite ways so I got out of there and turned around and killed him. This is the second time this has happened, I really need to have the battle replayer on.
Snip , wrong thread.
I think the Large calibre rammer is better. Also, get the upgraded turret, it's much better.
Also trust me, in a one on one, the T32 driven by a half competent driver should rip an IS-3 to shreds. I've played both the IS-3 and the T32, and I do far better, and have far more fun with the T32 than I ever did in the IS-3.
So I went and did the calculations for thread on the WOT forums.
The kinetic energy contained in a full speed KV-5 is the same amount of energy released by 3.3 lbs of TNT detonating
Thats a lot of ramming power
I wonder whether they're gonna limit the top speed of the M18 once it comes out.
If they don't, it'll be one hell of a race car with it's top speed of 60mph.
To be fair, I don't think the hellcat would ever reach those theoretical speeds in a combat situation and off road.
Crit viewing skill also shows them on friendly tanks. Pretty cool.
Tried a few games, 1 win the rest were losses due to incredibly idiot morons on my team. As always.
This game is going to get uninstalled from my PC if matchmaking 2.0 is crap. I was top tier in a panther II yet the enemy had an IS-3 and a VK4502A
Besides, the IS-3's ammo rack is like directly behind the weak part of the lower hull every shoots (or at least it seems to be), the top of the turret has the same issue the T29/34/30 have in that the turret top slopes upwards, and has no armor, making it a weak spot (if hard to hit at range).
With regards to side armor, both tanks have somewhat poor side armor but the T32 has more covered in tracks, and has an odd tendency to bounce all sorts of stuff.
As to the guns, I remember the T32's gun being more accurate (which, if I remember right, the game says they have the same accuracy so I don't know), but I don't really recall having much of a problem with tier 9's with either the T32 or the IS-3.
Personally, I recall enjoying the T32 at lot more than the IS-3, but that was a long time ago, so plenty might have changed.
T5 matchmaking is trash when you're not in a KV. I was top tier on my team as a PZIV with a church hill and a M4. Enemy team had 3 KV-2's with 107's. match didn't last 3 minutes before the majority were slaughtered.
The armour slopes on the front are good but you have to face your target head on lest you give them a better shot on either side of the prow. I always have to goof around getting the tank into a good spot to face headon so they don't hit the side of the prow that faces them. I have no troubles with T32s in my IS-3, I either rarely find them hull-downing or I manage to get them at close range or from the flanks.
With the BL-9 the IS-3 is fantasically and exponentially more fun that it was before with the old 122 guns. Like all big guns, it seems to have ground-seeking rounds enabled and I miss unfortunate shots that should hit but the 225 (226?) penetration on par with other high end guns makes up for it.
Did I mention how our KV was stock gun in the KV-2 turret? And how theirs were platooned groups with two 152mm and two 107mms. Yeah. Didn't last.
I wish I had replay enabled when I got my Kolobanov medal in my KV2 :C
Bought Leopard on the test server for nostalgia.
First match in it I get campinovka, by just bushscouting I got 2k exp (without the 10x) and 31k credits (thanks to the +40% income buff, it would have been just 22k creds in 7.1).
It might be a viable credit grinder along with the PzIII in 7.2.
PzIII probably better, because the matchmaking is way fairer and it has better guns
Those matches were you take on 4 IS-4s pretty much alone as an IS-7 and take no damage is why I keep playing the damn tank. T10s need to be more rewarding, but that was good enough.
20k away from the Lorraine and I run out of premium
3k exp KV round on the test server, without the 10x. If that had happened on the real server it would have been my second highest exp ever achieved (the 2801 still holds my record)
Damn, I wish we had the replay when it was me versus 6 other tanks on Ruinberg in my T28. Kicked ass and killed them all. A angled T28 bounces everything T8 and down. Lowe's are pretty much the only thing able to penetrate it reliably and that is when it isn't angled. I sure miss my T28. Might buy it again since it was unstoppable in a T8 match.
I know you guys like to hate on the KV-3, but I've been having a lot of fun with it and I don't even have the 122 mm or engine yet. Averaged 575 xp (without premium) on my last 6 battles (two of which were losses).