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_JuJu #1 Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:23 PM

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SU-122-44 Tier 7 Soviet Premium Tank Destroyer

 

Hello all, today I would like to give a little bit of a background/history, overview and some general tactics to help you succeed and ultimately decide if this tier 7 Soviet premium is worth the money to you.

 

History

Development of the SU-122-44 started in the summer of 1944 to be an agile TD that packed a punch but was more mobile than its counterparts. The self propelled gun was mounted on a T-44 chasis which gave it the 44 in its designation. In December of the project was finished and ready but was terminated in favor of the much lighter and faster SU-100M-2. The SU-122-44 never got to see the battlefield.

 

Specifications

 

 

Level Gun Standard Shell Penetration (mm) Standard Shell Damage Rate of Fire (rounds/min) Dispersion at 100 m (m) Aiming Time (s) Experience Weight (t)
VIII 122 mm D-25S 175/217/64 400/400/500 5.83 0.41 2.3 0 2590

 

Level Engine Engine Power (hp) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
VI V-44 500 15 0 750

 

Level Suspension Load Limit (t) Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
VII SU-122-44 35 35 0 7700

 

Armor
90/75/45Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
18/16/16Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
500 hpEngine Power
47.5 km/hTop Speed
35 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
400Standard Shell Damage
175 mmStandard Shell Penetration
10.3Reload Time
26 deg/sTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
230 mView Range
500 mSignal Range

 

Playstyle

 

The SU-122-44 has a very unique play style that not many other TD's can mirror. The TD is very agile and fast so getting to choke points on maps is not a problem. If you think of the SU-122-44 as a medium without a turret that can help you better understand the way it plays. The TD can fill a number of roles such as a sniper, support/second line and brawler/front line. Boasting great camo values, a hard hitting gun, great DPM and amazing mobility you can fall into any role you please or any role in the team that is needed.

 

Sniper: Being a Soviet tank the accuracy on your gun will not be the greatest, however if you take your time and aim your shells, the majority will land true on the target. The SU-122-44 has great camo value and a low profile to keep it hidden in battle. Find a nice bush to park behind and let the reds have a piece of that hard hitting, fast firing gun. Once spotted the SU's great mobility makes it easy to break contact and reloacate quickly.

 

Support/Second Line: The SU-122-44 has pretty well sloped armor that can troll red guns at tier. This however is not to be counted on in all matches. If you find yourself in a tier 8 game know that whatever red shoots at you will most likely penetrate. These games call for you to be a second line support tank most times. Find a good heavy or medium that is top tier and try to stick close to them but behind. Do not be the focus of the red team. While your higher tier mates are engaging the enemy use this time poke out and shoot without the return fire coming your way. Another great way to assist your team with the DPM of this machine is to track the enemy.

 

Brawler/Front Line: Should you find yourself in a game where you are top tier, know for the most part you can be top dog and bully the red team with your bouncy armor, hard hitting gun, DPM and mobility. Play like a medium without a turret. With all these attributes you are able to get in the face of red team and go to work. Along with that great mobility comes the use of flanking in certain situations, nothing better than flanking the red team and watch them panic as you hit them in the rear for 400+. While brawling try to keep a little bit of a cushion between you and the red mediums. While it is difficult to flank the SU-122-44 because of it's mobility and traverse it can still happen. So be weary of highly mobile mediums and lights that can surpass your traverse. 

 

Equipment: To each their own but for my personal play style I like to use gun rammer(All tanks should have this if you can), EGLD to help you with accuracy and Vents to improve crew performance and vehicle performance. These pieces of equipment will not only help your performance in the SU-122-44 but the tank as well

 

Is it worth it?

 

My personal opinion on the SU-122-44 is a big YES! Yes it is worth every penny I spent on it. The TD makes very good credits even with the use of provisions and premium ammo. While not boasting preferential matchmaking the gun has the ability to punch almost every tier 9 through the front. The mobility of this TD is what really makes it shine. Being able to fill any role you wish because of the versatility makes it very fun and rewarding to play as well. Great gun, great mobility, great camo, great DPM and great credit earning make this my single most favorite tank to play.

 

 

Pros: Very mobile

           Great DPM

           Hard hitting gun

           Good camo and low profile

           Great credit making potential

           Very easy to play

           Good TD crew skill grinder

           Troll armor

 

Cons: Limited gun arc(Side to side movement of gun)

           Terrible gun depression

           No preferential matchmaking

           Not the best accuracy but not terrible either

 

Well I hope this was helpful for anyone on the fence about buying the SU-122-44, very good premium in my opinion and well worth the money. Any questions feel free to ask me. Also this is my first guide so insight that is helpful is also appreciated. Should you guys like this I will write more.

 


Edited by ScumbagJuJu, 05 October 2016 - 06:05 PM.

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xnj #2 Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:53 PM

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Nice review! +1

Edited by snapZ_, 18 April 2016 - 10:22 PM.

   

 

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_JuJu #3 Posted 18 April 2016 - 11:56 PM

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View PostsnapZ_, on 18 April 2016 - 03:53 PM, said:

Nice review! +1

Thank you. 


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klievhelm #4 Posted 19 April 2016 - 01:29 AM

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I got one in the current sale and this all rings true in my limited experience. I'm more negative on the gun accuracy, but with the speed you can get to a better position and make the gun work. 


Prywid #5 Posted 19 April 2016 - 02:25 AM

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Good job. +1

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View Postklievhelm, on 18 April 2016 - 07:29 PM, said:

I got one in the current sale and this all rings true in my limited experience. I'm more negative on the gun accuracy, but with the speed you can get to a better position and make the gun work. 

 

Correct, Not a total fail gun but not the worst I have played with either. Yes, the mobility allows you to relocate to a better position or just get in the fight and brawl.

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Braehead62 #7 Posted 19 April 2016 - 11:35 PM

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Excellent review. Thank you.


Rocket_na #8 Posted 20 April 2016 - 12:06 AM

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Nicely done Mr. JuJu.

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Mydik_Hertz #9 Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:13 AM

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I dont know... I dont use premium ammo, so cant get those big guys. Seems I am always in a 7-8-9 battle. Also seems slow to me. The quicker guys can flank me every time. I am enjoying playing it, but not as quick as I thought it would be.

Mydik_Hertz #10 Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:15 AM

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Oh yeah, nicly written guide, thanks!

_JuJu #11 Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:35 PM

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View PostClanking_along, on 20 April 2016 - 12:13 AM, said:

I dont know... I dont use premium ammo, so cant get those big guys. Seems I am always in a 7-8-9 battle. Also seems slow to me. The quicker guys can flank me every time. I am enjoying playing it, but not as quick as I thought it would be.

 

While it may not be as fast as a medium in comparison to other Tank Destroyers in the game it is very fast!

 

Also you should always pack at least 5-10 premium rounds in case you need them.


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Gerogy_Zurkov #12 Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:48 AM

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I would con the frontal armor when it's unangled since only when it's angled it can bounce shots like I gotten pen by the 122mm gun unangled. And even worse the l56 can get though it when not angled. So yes only angling it will it bounce tier for tier shots

_JuJu #13 Posted 05 October 2016 - 06:03 PM

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Ok boys. Here is an old guide I created. Just resurecting it for those on the fence about buying the SU-122-44. So without further hesitation.....


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Just re-read the review

Tank is exactly as described


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Ohhh, I really don't wanna blow more money on this game... I already just bought the IS-6.

 

YOLO! amirite?


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Nailed it - thanks for the review and bump.

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Good review!  I love this tank and find it very capable especially in those games RNG doesn't troll you from a distance.  

 

I think "surprising" is the best way to sum the tank up in one word.  I've had runs of 12 wins as well as some 3k+ games in it as an avg player.  It's quite fun to play and during the mission run I racked up a lot of credits :)


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