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Old 04-10-2013, 10:24 AM   #7096
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I had one and didn't like it. Ended up selling it. I suppose in hindsight, I should have kept it just for crew training, but at the time, the Chinese line wasn't out.

I don't recall exactly what I didn't like. My expectations may have been too high.
Looking through its stats it is VERY similar to the WZ121 which I've been getting along fairly well with (I play it like a T20 - it goes well. I play it like a scount - not so much).

I think I'll pick one up and if it works as well as the 121 I'll sell the 121 and enjoy the crew training and income bonuses

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:35 AM   #7097
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To be honest my favorite gun in that tank is not the Derp or the Top gun, it was one of the lower guns, insanely accurate and high rate of fire while still dealing decent damage for a tier 5. I was tearing up modules with that thing all I had to do was point it at the hit boxes and let 'er rip. One battle I had 20 something critical hits on 30 something shots.
The 57mm is awesome in Tier V top matches, painful in Tier VII top matches
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:36 AM   #7098
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I may just pick up SP this weekend. I can transfer my E8 crew to it
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:46 AM   #7099
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So what does the KV5 have going for it?
Why would I want one (I already have one russian heavy premium)
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #7100
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So what does the KV5 have going for it?
Why would I want one (I already have one russian heavy premium)
They're the dickens to pen...
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:08 AM   #7101
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The 57mm is awesome in Tier V top matches, painful in Tier VII top matches
I'm undecided on which gun I prefer. I'll have to pick up the 57mm, but in a Tier 5 match it is simpler just to one-shot most of them.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #7102
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They're the dickens to pen...
Is this one of those tanks where the specs don't accurately tell the story?

KV5:
Tier 8 premium tank with:
tier 7 turret
tier 7 gun
tier 9 engine
Tier 7 tracks
Tier 7 radio



Turret armor 180/150/140 - (for reference: a T34's turret armor is 279/127/203?)
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:50 AM   #7103
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They're easy to pen. Hit the front boob on the hull with a tier 4 gun, pen every time.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:00 PM   #7104
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They're the dickens to pen...
I really struggled with penetrating the KV-5 for ages. Together with my friend we shot 76 rounds at a KV-5 with our JagdTiger 8.8cms before we got him. Got a screen shot, still trying to figure out how to upload :P

After that i decided to check up on them. Turns out the KV-5 has a radio operator hatch the size of and looking like R2D2 and you can reliably penetrate there. So if you are looking at one, i guess it would be a great tank as long as you keep your left front corner towards the enemy intead of your right.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:17 PM   #7105
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Speaking of penetration...

Should I be carrying HE on my tanks that run up against heavies I can't pen, or should I just run or track them until they kill me?
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #7106
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Is this one of those tanks where the specs don't accurately tell the story?

KV5:
Tier 8 premium tank with:
tier 7 turret
tier 7 gun
tier 9 engine
Tier 7 tracks
Tier 7 radio

Almost out-dated, the KV-5 is still a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

As per the "How To Play's" state, it is for the ultra-aggressive bully playstyle. Against multiple tier 8's it can have issues, but to clean up an area of smaller tanks it works wonders. That said, it has been suggested that drivers monitor the battlefield and avoid the mass of higher tier tanks, and instead drive elesewhere to clean up the enemy's lower tiers first.

And when I write agressive - I mean I'll even push my own team out of the way to get into the fight if they block me with it. It's almost as if it's the tank to play if you're angry and out to kill everyone - like, everyone on both teams - that's the kind of aggression that makes the tank work.

I would rate its armor amount (total HP) at tier 9 I guess... so it's not like you can't get hit a few times.

Deceptive speed for such a large tank, it rams nicely.

But the gun means you better know where to hit nearly every tank it comes up against, even though it does have limited MM placement (doesn't see tier tens, and very often - if it does get into a battle with tier 9's - there is only one or two tier 9's per side).

The KV-5 is a monster in the right hands, yet easily defeated in the wrong hands. I've solo'ed one in a Type 59 (both with full HP to start), but then I've beat down 59's with my KV-5 before (rare).

Why would you want one? I'm not sure. The game has progressed with so many capable and faster smaller tanks (the Type 59, Chinese Mediums, and maybe even the newer American and German lights... etc.) that the KV-5 is at a disadvantage when talented OPFOR players are on the battlefield.

I own one, and I am glad I bought it for its time just to experience that playstyle when it worked. Note that some have found it works even better against lower tiers if you drive into battle backward.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #7107
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It's almost as if it's the tank to play if you're angry and out to kill everyone - like, everyone on both teams - that's the kind of aggression that makes the tank work.


that made me laugh out loud.

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Note that some have found it works even better against lower tiers if you drive into battle backward.
i.e. "hide the R2D2"
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #7108
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I'll have to decide whether or not I want to drop cash on one of those this weekend, but just did 4,000 damage with my S-51. I've been grinding the crew on it to get them over the hump, and seem to be getting better and better with it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:14 PM   #7109
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It is indeed the Type 62 that will be available this weekend. It is in the gift specials for this weekend as announced on the world of tanks website As for the WZ-111 i, i have not heard anything about it so far.

Oh and hello all, new here, hope its gonna be great :)
Welcome! Glad to have you along. What's your WoT handle?
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:16 PM   #7110
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Welcome! Glad to have you along. What's your WoT handle?
Thank you Same as my name here in the forum. Have same nick everywhere.
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