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ShellShock_U #1 Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:30 AM

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So I have worked myself up through the KV-1S which I hated in the beginning. Loaded up it is an awesome tank.  So my question is, which tank should I work through next?  I like the speed of the KV-1S,gun is good.  The only downside is the 3 rounds per minute.  6 or 7 rounds a minute in this tank and it would be hard to beat. Which of these tanks will play similar to the KV-1S? 

MayoNasalSpray #2 Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:53 AM

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I prefer the KV-13, IS armor and a better turret with near T-43 mobility.

 

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ZebraUp #3 Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:01 PM

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I love the KV-13 and the nice thing is after researching it you have 2 paths you can go to, the IS and the T-43, both are which then cheaper to research when you're done with the KV-13.

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Fu_Manchu_ #4 Posted 09 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

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I like the IS, particularly with the 100 mm gun. KV-13s are a fairly rare occurrence in the game and I don't think I have ever come across one that was the difference maker in a battle. Although that is likely due to their rarity and the overall lack of skill in the player base. I'm sure it is a fine tank in competent hands.

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ZebraUp #5 Posted 09 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

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View PostFu_Manchu_, on 09 May 2018 - 10:02 AM, said:

I like the IS, particularly with the 100 mm gun. KV-13s are a fairly rare occurrence in the game and I don't think I have ever come across one that was the difference maker in a battle. Although that is likely due to their rarity and the overall lack of skill in the player base. I'm sure it is a fine tank in competent hands.

 

i am running 66% in the KV-13 and I am a mediocre player at best..  and it has zero spare parts on it. If it had a better credit coefficient I would def part it up!

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boppinbobby #6 Posted 09 May 2018 - 03:46 PM

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KV 13 came after I ground past that tier.

IS is the KV-1S but more so. plus the 100mm gun works well while grinding the 122.

KV 13 is more of a medium I thought


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RommelTanker #7 Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:00 PM

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View Postboppinbobby, on 09 May 2018 - 07:46 AM, said:

KV 13 came after I ground past that tier.

IS is the KV-1S but more so. plus the 100mm gun works well while grinding the 122.

KV 13 is more of a medium I thought

 

The KV-13 is a micro-sized IS-1 with a rapid fire 85mm gun. It's nearly impervious to HEAT from the front which was amusing during Missile Exercise event.
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ZebraUp #8 Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:33 PM

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View Postboppinbobby, on 09 May 2018 - 10:46 AM, said:

KV 13 is more of a medium I thought

 

Actually it's more of a heavium..


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Educated_Redneck #9 Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:52 PM

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I have them both and the IS and KV-13 are completely different style tanks. The KV is a medium with heavy front armor, a fairly fast 85mm gun with mediocre pen and no depression. The IS actually has less frontal armor, but will still bounce. I like the 100mm gun on the IS. It has better dpm than the top 122mm, the same AP pen and better prammo pen. However, you can also use the 122mm as a peek a boom heavy.Which to get get depends on if you want a true medium or a heavy/heavium.

therealrattler #10 Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:53 PM

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View PostZebraUp, on 09 May 2018 - 04:33 PM, said:

 

Actually it's more of a heavium..

I've always found the kv 13 to be easy pickings in my mediums (due to crummy DPM) and in my heavies just peekaboom against it. It has a terrible lower plate and is very easy to track and cod. Bad tank imo



Amblypigid #11 Posted 09 May 2018 - 05:07 PM

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Love the IS, the thing with it is that the armor only works if you use the speed to wiggle and make your angles change a lot. ( or sidescrape)

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KV-13 was OP pre lights.  

   I’m 75% in it.  

 

I have not played it since 3.8.  

Ace bar on it used to be crazy.  


 

 
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View Post__Crusader6__, on 09 May 2018 - 04:27 PM, said:

KV-13 was OP pre lights.  

   I’m 75% in it.  

 

I have not played it since 3.8.  

Ace bar on it used to be crazy.  

 

I ran it during lights and was able to hit 70%. KV-13 is a better tank IMO vs the IS. Many roll the 122mm on the IS but it’s speed plus the 100mm makes it a dangerous heavium. 


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_Crusader6_ #14 Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:12 AM

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122mm makes me cringe. 
 

 
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shadynastys #15 Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:57 PM

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For me the kv13 gun depression, or lack thereof, makes it very difficult to drive effectively.  Armor is good, but I often have to expose myself because of aforementioned gun depression.  Gun/penetration is meh.  Personally I'm far more effective in IS.  PS haven't driven either since I was relatively new.

 



BAR_001 #16 Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

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I could never get the KV-13 to work for me. I recently bought it back to try to do better, stat wise it looks like a well balanced tank, but it still feels really meh to me. The armor boost (which really isnt much different than other meds on the sides and rear) is offset by horrible gun depression and meh mobility, and that can can hurt DPM. I personally seem to do far better in the IS.

The KV-13 is kind of the Russian version of the M4A3E2. I say get the IS, and if you want a Med, get a real Med. 


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