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IronSpectre1138 #21 Posted 07 October 2015 - 04:53 PM

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I prefer the 100mm. I keep giving the 122mm a chance, but the long reload time coupled with the long aim time is unacceptable. If it was just the reload time, like on the KV-1S, it would be okay, but the long aim time is a deal breaker for me.

edit: Plus, the DPM is better with the 100mm.


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Rion12 #22 Posted 07 October 2015 - 05:36 PM

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I used the 122 mm when I drove the KV-3 a long time ago. No idea what I'd use now.

 

 



Blackhawk39 #23 Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:15 PM

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Its called the id10t gun for a reason:sceptic:

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View Postchristian1470, on 03 October 2015 - 08:34 AM, said:

There is a whole nother thread on this topic that was produced recently. I am a firm believer in the 100mm. It will increase your flexibility and survivability. Aim time on the 122 is glacial and accuracy is suspect. There are a lot of fast peekaboomers at tier 7 that I just could not hit, ever, with the 122. Also, the 100 does a much better job defending against CODs and/or multiple attackers. 

 

how flexible can the kv3 be (serious question, because I dont have one but plan on buying one very soon)? I assumed it was a typical heavy with little mobility, and I would have thought it'd rely on a lot of alpha to keep red at bay. 

 

And what is everyone's thought on the 107mm? I know it shouldnt be used as a top gun on this thing, but does it suffice till the turret gets upgraded?


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View PostBlackhawk39, on 07 October 2015 - 03:15 PM, said:

Its called the id10t gun for a reason:sceptic:

 

Because only an idiot wouldn't use it, amirite?  It's the best gun choice for the tank after all the latest changes.

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I wouldn't just look at the raw numbers--reload time advantage could often be nullified by sidescraping between shots or simple pickaboom. So yes, 100mm fires faster, but you have to stay more in the open while with 122mm I can shoot and pull back for reload and you will be sitting with loaded gun waiting for me doing nothing and my DPM would be better. It all depends on particular situation. When red tanks see smaller guns they are more willing to close in on you, while 122mm gun looks much more scary and they would stay longer at the distance. Given that KV-3 is rather slow you don't want to be CoDed so 122mm has certain advantage here.

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View Postdimzzy, on 07 October 2015 - 03:52 PM, said:

I wouldn't just look at the raw numbers--reload time advantage could often be nullified by sidescraping between shots or simple pickaboom. So yes, 100mm fires faster, but you have to stay more in the open while with 122mm I can shoot and pull back for reload and you will be sitting with loaded gun waiting for me doing nothing and my DPM would be better. It all depends on particular situation. When red tanks see smaller guns they are more willing to close in on you, while 122mm gun looks much more scary and they would stay longer at the distance. Given that KV-3 is rather slow you don't want to be CoDed so 122mm has certain advantage here.

 

That's a silly argument to make.  Why on earth would anyone sit out in the open during a reload in the KV-3?  The reload on the 122mm is 15 seconds (without rammer or vents or rations).  The reload on the 100mm is 9 seconds (again without equipment or consumables).  Nobody's just going to sit out in the open taking shots for 15 OR 9 seconds.  The same "pull back into cover" or "side-scrape" applies with the 100mm.  The difference is that you can shoot more often and do more damage with the 100mm.

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