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ArmouredBin #1 Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

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just a question.

Am i having bad luck latley or is the IS3 just a walking ammo rack? It doesnt seem to matter if im hit from the side/front or rear, my ammo goes BOOM. Is this normal?

Vedrokos #2 Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

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Got IS-3 nearly 1 week ago and being ammo rack very often. For exp. today got 1 shotted from tier9 US heavy from front :( . Smth wrong with this tank. I've never get ammo racked with IS or other Soviet heavies. This should'nt be normal :blink:

ArmouredBin #3 Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

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only once today? im upto 3 times today alone lol

AMX50B.. frontal shot = ammo rack dead

ISU152.. frontal shot = ammo rack dead

tiger 2... side shot= ammo rack dead

TheDOD #4 Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

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This tank surely have a problem with ammo rack. I keep getting my ammo rack damaged almost every 3'rd battle.

You need to be carefull with it. All late sovjet tanks have this problem

TekumzeWolf #5 Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

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I put Safe Stowage perk on my loader. Will see if that helps any.

ArmouredBin #6 Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

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View PostTekumzeWolf, on 07 April 2012 - 05:58 PM, said:

I put Safe Stowage perk on my loader. Will see if that helps any.


sadly ive got that at 94% atm and it doesnt seem to make any choice.

ATLeow #7 Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:03 PM

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It wouldn't, perks make no difference until maxed.

IS-3 is the next thing I'm working towards, will it need a Wet Ammo Rack?

Panocek #8 Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

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View PostATLeow, on 07 April 2012 - 07:03 PM, said:

It wouldn't, perks make no difference until maxed.

IS-3 is the next thing I'm working towards, will it need a Wet Ammo Rack?

If you're that paranoid about getting ammoracked or VERY unlocky (like getting penetrated in T95 by loltraktor. 10 times in a row) then go for it. in my 500+ IS-3 history I've been ammoracked at worst 10 times? By BL10 and similar nuke throwers. Ammorack damage somewhat often, but kaboom not.

Though for peace of mind, Safe Stowage perk I reccomend.

Vedrokos #9 Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

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Again, one shotted from ferdinand today. Yesterday kaboom too. Seems it happens at least once for me everyday.

joyuesp #10 Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:21 AM

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they usually ammo rack me when i show the side, but it never explodes, i just have to waste the small repair kit.

xdustx #11 Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:48 AM

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I've been been ammo racked only twice but I have below 100 battles with my IS-3 and I usually try to avoid peak a boos from behind corners. If the enemy knows about this issue they will shoot there (upper front part of the tracks or nose)

SlicerDicer #12 Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:09 PM

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Ammo rack cost: 500k
Full tank repair cost: 14k
Divided: 35 kabooms.

If you expect to get kaboomed more than 35 times in the time you play IS3, get Wet Ammo Rack. Since I'm keeping IS3, I went for it.

brit561 #13 Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:08 AM

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i have been ammo racked 10 times today plus damaged ammo rack nearly everytime i get hit

JagdWehrwolf #14 Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:45 AM

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View Postbrit561, on 09 April 2012 - 03:08 AM, said:

i have been ammo racked 10 times today plus damaged ammo rack nearly everytime i get hit
A small advice for You ruskis tankers: try to drive a Panther/Panther II /Tiger/ Tiger II and then You will know what a fragile ammo rack is.  :Smile_harp:

ShadyDave #15 Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

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Safe stowage (Yes, it's at 100%) seems to decrease the amount of times I get racked quite acceptably so I did away with the Wet ammo rack module - since 7.2 I have yet to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous RNG :)

ArmouredBin #16 Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

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View PostJagdWehrwolf, on 09 April 2012 - 03:45 AM, said:

A small advice for You ruskis tankers: try to drive a Panther/Panther II /Tiger/ Tiger II and then You will know what a fragile ammo rack is.  :Smile_harp:

i used to play the Panther 2 when it was a tier 9 so i know all about it lol

ViktorKitov #17 Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

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The IS-3 is bad, especialy from the sides, so WAR could be usefull. But dont buy it for the IS-4/7.

AceF #18 Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:03 AM

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Oh I was hopeing the new turret would remove the problem with damaged rack, but apprently not.
Still only been racked once from full health, and that was from an evil ISU with BL-10

But the most fun moment with my IS-3 was when I put another IS-3 on fire using a HE shell hitting it¨s side or made a 560 damage hit on a M18 using HE =)

STill Is3 is the most pawning tank Ive played in WOT, cuz I have never driven anything bigger then a tier 8.

VikingMaekel #19 Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

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View PostJagdWehrwolf, on 09 April 2012 - 03:45 AM, said:

A small advice for You ruskis tankers: try to drive a Panther/Panther II /Tiger/ Tiger II and then You will know what a fragile ammo rack is.  :Smile_harp:


I have A Panther II and a KT, they don't get ammoracked near as much as the IS3.
The day before yesterday I was hit three times.
1st shot: Ammo rack, repaired with repair kit
2nd shot: Ammo rack
3rd shot: Ammo rack and tank blows up.
That was the sign for me that I wet ammo rack might be a wise investment ;)

CroustibatFR #20 Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

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View PostVikingMaekel, on 11 April 2012 - 10:58 AM, said:

I have A Panther II and a KT, they don't get ammoracked near as much as the IS3.
The day before yesterday I was hit three times.
1st shot: Ammo rack, repaired with repair kit
2nd shot: Ammo rack
3rd shot: Ammo rack and tank blows up.
That was the sign for me that I wet ammo rack might be a wise investment ;)

if you had WAR,

that would have been:
1st shot: Ammo rack, repaired with repair kit
2nd shot: Ammo rack
3rd shot: Ammo rack and tank blows up because it is out of HP.


Not sure WAR would have saved you in any way.