So im putting this here because WG cant make the HEAVY sub forums work for the swedish. been WEEKS and still not fixed. useless.
The stock gun is horrible with only 4 more pen than IS-6 but thats ok becuase it gets preff MM right? wait... it dont? oh.. great..., its got complete AIDS gun handling to double whammy with the crap standard pen so enjoy your tier 10 matches where the gun wont hit and if you do it wont have a cat in hells chance of penning anything.
Thats not whats terrible tho. the gun handling is single handedly one of the most horrible things about the gun. think the top gun will make it better? BZZZT! WRONG! heres the kicker! IT GETS WORSE! the stock gun has 2.88 aimtime, the top gun? 3.07!! WTF! i thought you couldent make the damd gun any worse! WG amazes me with there incompetence. only thing the top gun gives is a small reload decrease by like 3.5ish seconds and the standard pen is a WHOPPING...217apcr pen... wait what?
Thats not tier 8 HEAVY tank penetration WG. that wont reliably go threw IS-6 or IS-3 due to APCR normalisation and typical russian BS troll slopes with 25% penetration RNG. thats bearly 200 AP in comparison. it wouldent be so bad but YOU MADE THE AIMTIME WORSE! WHY?! oh thats right. you want us to SPAM GOLD, seems to be your new policy in game.
TLDR: 3 seconds interval, terrible gun handling, bad penetration, aimtime between shells is terrible too.
IS-3 gets patton turret dispersion ( 0.08 on a heavy? GTFO), 225AP and 390 alpha. the ultimate snapshot autopen gun at tier 8 on a heavy. and you wonder why people call russian bias.
Its odd... its not reliable at all due to needing effective slopes to work. when you do get it to work? its decent. but still not reliable in tier 10, unlike IS-3 420HEAT immune mantle coz rasha. not good enough comparison you say? well how about T29 mantle at tier 7 that trolls even tier 10 guns? The emil1 pays dearly in horrible gun stats for that 12 gundep and unreliable turret armor, been penned threw the guns mantle by a 250+pen CDC before. thats a tier 8 medium ffs. anything with 250ish pen and 25% penetration favours them? they will go threw you like butter, T29 has a more solid turret 1 tier lower and does not require effective sloping to bounce shots.
TLDR: works when it wants to and when it does its nice. but its no T29 mantle, and thats a shame to say its a tier higher.
Stock this thing is truly miserable. dont buy the top gun, you NEED the engine/tracks to help with HP/t and the tracks reduce the terrain resistances thats helps allot too. once you got them both it starts be a better tank to play. IS-3 still wins in raw power and hp/t, slightly different resistances.
But what you expect, russian bias as always. only rasha can have armor AND mobility with the best gun in tier right? remember:
IS-3 is balanced and wont recieve any nerfs - WG.
The tanks better than some tier 8 heavys, it has potential. its like a 50 100 and T32 has a child and has both qualitys but doesent really get much of ether of them. gets the pre buff T32 crap pen but the autoloader without the clip potential/reliability of the 50 100 gun. tried to take armor from T32 but just doesent get enough to warrant the trade off with the gun.
At least its not british right?