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Poll: KV-5? (51 members have cast votes)

Should I get the KV-5?

  1. Yes, strong Soviet tenk (22 votes [43.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.14%

  2. Yes, decent tenk (14 votes [27.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.45%

  3. No! Bad Soviet garbage! (5 votes [9.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  4. No, not worth it! (10 votes [19.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.61%

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Unitater #21 Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:18 PM

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KV5 is good if you can utilize its weight, but in such small maps, not much room for ramming. its armor is good for leading charges though.

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Pikachu76 #22 Posted 13 September 2014 - 05:30 PM

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Jager7080 #23 Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:47 PM

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View PostCommander121, on 12 September 2014 - 09:58 PM, said:

 

Have you ever played against a kv5?

I was platooned last night/early morning & an enemy KV5 destroyed my platoon mate...I was in my Tiger II , & we began exchanging fire...My first encounter with one...I destroyed it & got an Avenger medal...The KV5 wasn't as hard to destroy as i though it would be...



someguyfromPitt #24 Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:23 PM

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I think it's a good tank when playing tier 8 or lower. Tier 9 & 10 can eat it for lunch. 

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Lephturn #25 Posted 17 September 2014 - 02:33 AM

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View PostErvinTarczay, on 13 September 2014 - 09:18 AM, said:

This tank is completely overrated. The "armor" isn't as good as you'd think, and it has a weak spot the size of some tanks. It has a poor gun for its tier, and you will see a lot of pink tanks. It can be good, but it has a steep learning curve. Oh, the turret traverse is painfully slow. 

 

Not to mention, if given the choice of shooting a full health you or a T1 with 2 hit points left, you will be shot. 

That is the real power of this tank. You die a lot in it but often tie up 3-4 enemy tanks and in doing so turn the game for York team.


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luigithemaste #26 Posted 26 September 2014 - 07:50 PM

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horrible tank,the weapon sucks unless your shooting APCR,and lots of weakspots i have killed one with a tier 6 and the kv5 was on full health

 

 



Androyce #27 Posted 26 September 2014 - 08:17 PM

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View Postluigithemaste, on 26 September 2014 - 03:50 PM, said:

horrible tank,the weapon sucks unless your shooting APCR,and lots of weakspots i have killed one with a tier 6 and the kv5 was on full health

 

 

 

Must have been a terrible driver. It's a great tank but has been purchased by many people without enough experience to be competitive with it.


Val_Darrant #28 Posted 26 September 2014 - 08:35 PM

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I like it... 112 battles....59% WR... Only real problem is the inability to pen E75 even with APCR.  However when highest tier is viii it's like magic....

 

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Delta256 #29 Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:36 PM

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View Postvaldarrant_z3Byron, on 26 September 2014 - 04:35 PM, said:

I like it... 112 battles....59% WR... Only real problem is the inability to pen E75 even with APCR. However when highest tier is viii it's like magic....

 

The E75 can't even pen the E75 :P


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keith1941 #30 Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:43 PM

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Maaz_winner #31 Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:46 PM

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Its aw$ome tank if you know how to handle it , I have it and damn that thing makes me 90k average credits and i love it so much ...... ofcourse most of all depends o ur play style 

 



tcamp48 #32 Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:20 PM

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I loved the tank. Aced it and played many games with it before I eventually sold it. It's a beast tank and a ramming machine.....BUT......the gun is the weak point. Dismally small and under powered. 

 

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DerpytrollerZ #33 Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:45 PM

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View PostMaaz_winner, on 09 July 2017 - 02:46 PM, said:

Its aw$ome tank if you know how to handle it , I have it and damn that thing makes me 90k average credits and i love it so much ...... ofcourse most of all depends o ur play style 

 

 

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WriterDude #34 Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:50 PM

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View PostMaaz_winner, on 09 July 2017 - 07:46 AM, said:

Its aw$ome tank if you know how to handle it , I have it and damn that thing makes me 90k average credits and i love it so much ...... ofcourse most of all depends o ur play style 

 

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Wild_Bill__ #35 Posted 09 July 2017 - 07:28 PM

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I agree that it depends on the driver. I asked about it before I got it and received the same answers regarding unreliable armor, a bad gun and lack of traverse. While some of these are true, it depends how you play it. The armor will give you more bounces than you expect. The gun's pen is bad, but it fires fast. You have no problem running any tier 7's show. In tier 8 you just go APCR when you have to. If you sit in the open you're toast, but if you play smart and use cover you can do well. Though be wary of your turret, its not as strong as you might think.

 

The best course of action is out DPMing whoever you can. If you want a little more pen go with the 2nd gun. Both are more accurate than you would think. Overall a fun tank that so far I am managing a respectful (in my opinion) 63% WR in it. It has its ups and downs, but its definitely fun. Oh, also, ramming people at full tilt might be more fun that doing it in an e50m.



TheGreatAuk #36 Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:33 PM

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Back then the kv5 was better. Right now it suffers greatly from ammo changes and everyone knows how to easily kill it.

itsnotpersonal #37 Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:17 PM

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The R2D2 on the front of the tank need to be hidden, thats your weak spot.

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It used to be better then they nerfed it way back when it first came out.


 

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Shockey_ #38 Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:57 PM

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It sucks. It was only good when it got to go against tier 6 and 7 when top tier. It always underperformed in tier 9 games. 

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