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IS-8 vs ST-I

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Poll: Battle of the USSR Heavies (11 members have cast votes)

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Which is the superior Tier IX heavy tank

  1. IS-8 (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  2. ST-I (9 votes [81.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 81.82%

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Handsome_Squidward_ #1 Posted 22 June 2021 - 05:12 PM

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Okay. Curious as to anyone’s thoughts on what would be the superior machine. Advantages vs disadvantages. Feel free to drop detailed opinions. Very curious. 

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Edited by virus_SHAME, 22 June 2021 - 05:18 PM.

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vvk2 #2 Posted 22 June 2021 - 05:30 PM

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ST-I is a great classic tier IX heavy, with a good gun and gun depression and a superior turret (one of the best overall turret in the game). It can hold against tier X, and great to punish tier 8s.

IS-8 is a superb mobile heavy, the very essence of a heavium tank in this game. It is the bane of any medium tank existence. 


IMHO, ST-I is easier to play though, but if you can learn how to play IS-8 it is a great tank.

Edited by vvk2, 22 June 2021 - 05:32 PM.

whatzup22 #3 Posted 23 June 2021 - 12:46 AM

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If Is-8 was played as a medium tank it would be very strong. Great gun to go with it.
ST-1 imo is just a versatile heavy. Fights hills and town like no problem. not afraid at all. Thats a great tank right there

daREAL_trainboi #4 Posted 23 June 2021 - 02:46 AM

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IS-8 has a bad reputation because it just doesn't belong in the IS-7 branch. I find it a fun vehicle, medium tank bully and sometimes works good against Tier 8 heavies.


Never played the ST-I (stuck on the KV-4) but a Gun Depression Russian heavy sounds fun.


IMHO if the Object 257 replaced the IS-8 in the IS-7 line, and the IS-8 gets its own mini branch with the Object 257, I'll be happy. Maybe it'll be the next tech tree?


(personally I think it's going to be the T-100 LT, and maybe the 60TP this fall or winter)


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