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Community #1 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:13 AM

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This week, expand your tank collection with the Soviet dreadnought of a heavy tank!

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Ricoded #2 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:23 AM

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I presume this is back in the game for a limited time, i have not seen this tank for sale before. (New to the game recently) Also what are peoples thoughts on the tank?

DurtiArry #3 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:28 AM

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View PostRicoded, on 22 April 2016 - 08:23 AM, said:

I presume this is back in the game for a limited time, i have not seen this tank for sale before. (New to the game recently) Also what are peoples thoughts on the tank?

 

In short - if you cannot hide R2D2 - its back to the garage.

 



PricelessPlayingPancake #4 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:30 AM

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Punching bag on tracks that cannot fight back without firing gold - KV-5 in a nutshell :)

_Zenon #5 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:33 AM

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This is a joke, best bundle was that french arty, all after was expensive like this outdated tank that can be flanked easy and it has to struggle to do something with this all new tanks and new meta.

In my opinion for that money should have 30days premium attached to be attractive.Someone on the WG marketing department is so miserly and they do it wrong.

 



Jesterix_ #6 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:42 AM

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View PostHulldown_Jesus, on 22 April 2016 - 09:30 AM, said:

Punching bag on tracks that cannot fight back without firing gold - KV-5 in a nutshell :)

 

Yep - This tank  is so outdated and just about everyone knows how to take it down easily without much worry of retaliation ! 

 

40€ even with the gold is almost funny ! Almost . 

 

Get one now and see what it feels like to be driving one of these mountains of steel  - Disapointing !


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orgerix #7 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:42 AM

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View PostRicoded, on 22 April 2016 - 08:23 AM, said:

I presume this is back in the game for a limited time, i have not seen this tank for sale before. (New to the game recently) Also what are peoples thoughts on the tank?

 

Very strong armor ruined by enormous weakspot. You can hide most of them if you reverse sidescarp. Decent speed, poor mobility and really poor penetration (165 mm AP IRC) but has preferential MM. It is really hit and miss with it. Either you are killed in 3 min or your ennemies are clueless and you block for 4K+ dammages and destroy them (if you fire gold)

SlyMeerkat #8 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:56 AM

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I am still thinking whether or not to get this..... Solely because i am a Tank collector and yet to have this but if its one of them that comes and goes than maybe next time?

sir_alex_ice #9 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:57 AM

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It's the only decent crew trainer for soviet heavies. IS2, IS6, IS3A all have less loaders than the top tier IS4 and IS7.

Grippin #10 Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:59 AM

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I have the tank. In my opinion, 40€ package with gold included is a pretty good deal for this vehicle.

orgerix #11 Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:00 AM

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View Postsir_alex_ice, on 22 April 2016 - 08:57 AM, said:

It's the only decent crew trainer for soviet heavies. IS2, IS6, IS3A all have less loaders than the top tier IS4 and IS7.

 

IS4 has inly one loader (but who care of training a second loader after 2 skills)

Commanch #12 Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:06 AM

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KV5 is in my garage for several years already. At first I was getting tons of fun driving it because of nice armor it has. Especially if you manage to hide your weak spots you can enjoy the game longer. But after several updates I am rolling it out to the battle fields less and less. And the reason to this is that now KV5 has become a nice fat target with a lot of HP, which you give away to your enemies. Anybody who is not lazy will load gold shell and penetrate you from any side.

 

I am not saying KV5 is useless. No. You can get a lot of fun rolling down a hill on a KV5 and ramming any enemy on the way dealing nice amount of damage.  Unfortunately you don’t get a lot of opportunities for doing so. If your enemies are on the same level or less you can break through their lines and successfully lead an attack.

For enemies of higher level your gun is too weak and your armor is no problem for their guns, so you are just “a boy for beating”.

 

In any way, I wouldn’t buy it now. Instead I would prefer sniper Lowe or nice damage dealer T34.



orgerix #13 Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:22 AM

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View PostCommanch, on 22 April 2016 - 09:06 AM, said:

 

In any way, I wouldn’t buy it now. Instead I would prefer sniper Lowe or nice damage dealer T34.

 

My heavy premium I enjoy the most is the FCM 50t (but I think it is no more sold), good mobility, good DPM, good vision range at the expense of your size. The gun of the T34 is too trolly and 120mm gun+ will shred your t34 turret roof. I also have the Löwe, but I don't achieve anything with it.



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View PostDekagun, on 22 April 2016 - 08:33 AM, said:

This is a joke, best bundle was that french arty, all after was expensive like this outdated tank that can be flanked easy and it has to struggle to do something with this all new tanks and new meta.

In my opinion for that money should have 30days premium attached to be attractive.Someone on the WG marketing department is so miserly and they do it wrong.

 

 

As of 2015, Wargaming owns a significant share of the Cypriot Hellenic Bank, and has shown interest in purchasing land property assets in Cyprus for investment purposes. Wargaming is currently the largest taxpayer within Cyprus.[1]

 

Employing over 4000 people in 2012, yep Wargaming have got it totally wrong...

 

You dont like the price?  Then stop handling the merchandise and get out the shop!

 

 



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View PostGrippin, on 22 April 2016 - 08:59 AM, said:

I have the tank. In my opinion, 40€ package with gold included is a pretty good deal for this vehicle.

 

Nahhh, you can have access to dozens of vehicles, huge maps, infantry, helicopters, planes, jeeps, bikes, boats hell even SCUBA gear for less than that.  Bet you have not even tried it or know what I am on about do you???

Commanch #16 Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:35 AM

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View Postorgerix, on 22 April 2016 - 09:22 AM, said:

 

I also have the Löwe, but I don't achieve anything with it.

For me Lowe is the absolute champion in bringing cash back home. Never regretted buying it. But how may times I wished to change KV5 for just anything...



b0d #17 Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:41 AM

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View PostSlyMeerkat, on 22 April 2016 - 08:56 AM, said:

I am still thinking whether or not to get this..... Solely because i am a Tank collector and yet to have this but if its one of them that comes and goes than maybe next time?

 

No time like the present! 

themooseisloose #18 Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:42 AM

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It's my birthday.... i want a KV-5!

Damn wallet to be empty.....



Lee3452 #19 Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:56 AM

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b0d

 

Having implied in some of your other posts.

Which armed forces are you a member of ????

 


Edited by Lee3452, 22 April 2016 - 10:57 AM.


Gremlin182 #20 Posted 22 April 2016 - 11:05 AM

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View PostRicoded, on 22 April 2016 - 09:23 AM, said:

I presume this is back in the game for a limited time, i have not seen this tank for sale before. (New to the game recently) Also what are peoples thoughts on the tank?

 

Great armour except for the R2D2 on the front which means your radio operator gets shot a lot though I have seen a few players reverse into a fight and use the 140 rear armour.

Gun as other said is its other weakness,though 167 pen isnt terrible and you will never see tier 10s its the preferential MM that probably keeps it from being on sale all the time.

Standard ammo is very cheap however you will probably want to carry quite a number of premium rounds but then tier 8 premiums earn a lot of credits so thats ok.

Never got around to buying one been tempted got an IS6 in the end as a trainer for Russian Heavies.

 


Edited by Gremlin182, 22 April 2016 - 12:23 PM.





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