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theta0123 #1 Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:06 PM

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For long did i grinded the 65 000 EXP on the KV-1s....
Often wondering=Is it worth it? this KV13. is it worth the effort?

My answer

Absolutely YES


The KV13 is one epic vehicle. Even with the 85mm DT5, not the best gun.

The tank is very fast and has great armour. The view range is great. But most important is its acceleration. Wich is very good.

On ensk, i kept on harrasing tank after tank. While all my 3 matches where losses, well because of the bad teams, my earnings where not.
Its best targets are other medium tanks. It performs great vs T7 medium tanks, like the T43. The armor might bounce some shots so thats great aswel

The KV13 is a Great vehicle. In capable hands, even better then a T54 and panther II.
On its own tier ofcourse

Poppington #2 Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:10 PM

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I'm confused KV13 or KV-1s? Which is the tnak you're defering to, since KV13 from what I gather is a premium vehicle?

theta0123 #3 Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:24 PM

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View PostPoppington, on 17 May 2011 - 01:10 PM, said:

I'm confused KV13 or KV-1s? Which is the tnak you're defering to, since KV13 from what I gather is a premium vehicle?
KV-13 is a tech tree vehicle. You can research it from KV-1s to go to T43 and from T34-85 to go to IS

SimonK #4 Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:26 PM

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KV-13 is the tank that's between heavy/med tree (leads from one to the other).

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Waggel #5 Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:07 PM

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On paper it sounds pretty good. Faster than both T-43 and the IS. More armour than the T-43 but it does turn slower (both turret and the tank itself). The iD10T would have been nice, but you can't have it all I guess.

theta0123 #6 Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:50 PM

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The KV13 is truly awesome. But has high engine damage.

Hornet331 #7 Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:45 PM

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View Posttheta0123, on 17 May 2011 - 04:50 PM, said:

The KV13 is truly awesome. But has high engine damage.

Engine damage system got reworked... what i see so far, engine damage is higher now then before.

theta0123 #8 Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:16 PM

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View PostHornet331, on 17 May 2011 - 09:45 PM, said:

Engine damage system got reworked... what i see so far, engine damage is higher now then before.
Yes but before the patch, i noticed higher then normal engine damage on my KV-1s. This is something that was carried over in KV-13

nebsif #9 Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:33 PM

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It seems nice except that it doesnt lead to T-44 as i'd like and has no IDIOT.. even the short 8.8cm seems better on paper than the best 85mm.

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it's an awesome tank, i find myself grinning like a mad man :-D well .... maybe i am mad !!

theta0123 #11 Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:47 PM

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HighFlyer15 #12 Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:11 AM

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Like the russian needed anymore awesome tanks :P They nerf a little and hand them a totally new awesome vehicle <_<
From what I've seen in battle it's a pretty decent tank, maybe a bit TOO fast.. Seriously.. It's insane for a medium that high tier! Atleast its gun isn't overkill :)

theta0123 #13 Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:31 AM

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View PostHighFlyer15, on 18 May 2011 - 12:11 AM, said:

Like the russian needed anymore awesome tanks :P They nerf a little and hand them a totally new awesome vehicle <_<
From what I've seen in battle it's a pretty decent tank, maybe a bit TOO fast.. Seriously.. It's insane for a medium that high tier! Atleast its gun isn't overkill :)
the thing is, it needs to have speed. It needs to get to the sides. Even to the rear. The gun is the mid gun for a T43 for example.

theta0123 #14 Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:31 AM

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One thing i noticed is that the repair time is HUGE

It took me one full minute to repair my turret

SimonK #15 Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:30 PM

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Actually the repair time seems to have increased for all the vehicles... I have a crew with 87% repair (all of them) on 2 tanks, and it still takes more than a few seconds to repair the tracks :<

theta0123 #16 Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:33 PM

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View PostSimonK, on 18 May 2011 - 12:30 PM, said:

Actually the repair time seems to have increased for all the vehicles... I have a crew with 87% repair (all of them) on 2 tanks, and it still takes more than a few seconds to repair the tracks :<
ah well i dont have that, so yeah :(

Have played for like 60 battles or so with KV13, KV5 and lowe, and still havent saw a single other KV13


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View Posttheta0123, on 18 May 2011 - 12:33 PM, said:

ah well i dont have that, so yeah :(

Have played for like 60 battles or so with KV13, KV5 and lowe, and still havent saw a single other KV13


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not for long im on my way but its still a long way to go

i saw the potential in this new tank from the start(what a surprise its russian...) and since i used to play the russian mediums more with the 85mm gun instead of the 100mm since it works better while moving its perfect for me.

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View Posttheta0123, on 18 May 2011 - 12:33 PM, said:

ah well i dont have that, so yeah :(

Have played for like 60 battles or so with KV13, KV5 and lowe, and still havent saw a single other KV13


I feel you, bro... Played a lot after patch and I'm the only KV-13 I've seen :<

Just got the best gun, havent even tested it yet :)

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If I'm not screwing up this evening, there will be one more KV-13 out there  B):)

Glad you shared your experience about it with us, theta0123  :Smile_honoring:

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View PostManie_de, on 18 May 2011 - 03:25 PM, said:

If I'm not screwing up this evening, there will be one more KV-13 out there  B):)

Glad you shared your experience about it with us, theta0123  :Smile_honoring:

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