World of Tanks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by OConnor, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    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. :lol3
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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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

    :scratch

    Turret armor 180/150/140 - (for reference: a T34's turret armor is 279/127/203?)
  3. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    They're easy to pen. Hit the front boob on the hull with a tier 4 gun, pen every time.
  4. PsycicRSA

    PsycicRSA Adventurer

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    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. :1drink
  5. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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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?
  6. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    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.
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    :photog

    that made me laugh out loud.

    "I've played with Dave when he's in that kind of mood..." :rofl

    i.e. "hide the R2D2"
  8. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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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.
  9. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Welcome! Glad to have you along. What's your WoT handle?
  10. PsycicRSA

    PsycicRSA Adventurer

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    Thank you :D Same as my name here in the forum. Have same nick everywhere.
  11. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Added you to my friend's list. We'll have to platoon soon!
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    PsycicRSA.. watch out for Norm.. he is in Moscow and might shoot you in the back out of boredom :hide

    :D kidding.
  13. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Still waiting for the band to start playing...
  14. Rafiki

    Rafiki Some Dude

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    HA!
    New premium Garage(for the weekend event).......Hows it look...lmao!

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  15. PsycicRSA

    PsycicRSA Adventurer

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    Sounds brilliant :D

    Hahaha well dont worry, at worst i will just try to track him and accidentally miss the track, if you know what i mean :lol3
  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I think it'd be hilarious if they let the confetti pile grow higher and higher all weekend :rofl

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  17. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    I am much more likely to run into you and/or steal your kills than shoot you "accidentally". Though Ed thinks every kill was his and somebody stole it.

    Joking.

    Anyone want to be platooning tonight? I got more Brandy. :deal
  18. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    How is that joking? :lol3
  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I couldn't claim Norm stole any of my kills this last round... he forgot to bring bullets to the battle :patch

    Look at all the damage he did! :rofl

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  20. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Got Invader though! 83 cap points.