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vidde12321 #1 Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:53 PM

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Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that whenever you see an IS-M they are more likely than not to shoot High Explosive ammunition? I mean it's understandable given the slightly lower pen and the armour-based meta but it still surely can't be that bad can it?

spuff #2 Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

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That’s all I’m doing in my stock 110!! I know the HEAT has 250 pen but I just find it far too unreliable. At least I get some damage every shot!

FluffyRedFox #3 Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:57 PM

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I've only ran into 2 today who both had APCR only :v

vidde12321 #4 Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:17 PM

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View Postfishbob101, on 14 February 2018 - 03:57 PM, said:

I've only ran into 2 today who both had APCR only :v

 

That's one way to do it I suppose...

Lord_Edge #5 Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:18 PM

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The stock gun on the IS-M is the standard Soviet 122mm pen boomstick affair with 175mm pen, it's considered woefully substandard on the IS-6 and that can't even see tier X tanks.  I'm not surprised many people are spamming HE in the stock IS-M against vehicles they have no chance of damaging with AP.

Renesco #6 Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:53 PM

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When I use the IS2 I use HE almost exclusively and it's the same gun. Your 175 pen just isn't gonna cut it about 70% of the time

Element6_TheSprout #7 Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:19 PM

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I had a good game in it today as top tier, wrecked everything I met more or less, only issue is that you can still miss shots even in peek-a-boo situations like that scene in The Naked Gun movie... Fired AP only.

FatigueGalaxy #8 Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:33 PM

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View PostRenesco, on 14 February 2018 - 07:53 PM, said:

When I use the IS2 I use HE almost exclusively and it's the same gun. Your 175 pen just isn't gonna cut it about 70% of the time

 

On IS-2? Have you lost your mind? That gun is pure joy on tier 7 tank. Almost no effort required and damage just piles up.

 



_Bundesheer_ #9 Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:02 PM

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View PostFatigueGalaxy, on 14 February 2018 - 08:33 PM, said:

 

On IS-2? Have you lost your mind? That gun is pure joy on tier 7 tank. Almost no effort required and damage just piles up.

 

 

On IS-2? Have you lost your mind? The pos can't hit anything beyond 50m.



shane73tank #10 Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:36 AM

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View PostPlan_B_from_Outer_Space, on 14 February 2018 - 08:02 PM, said:

 

On IS-2? Have you lost your mind? The pos can't hit anything beyond 50m.

 

it’s amazing the different gun handing between it an the soviet IS 

Fewt #11 Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:46 AM

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Is the difference between the IS and IS2 that bad? I recently switched to the 100 mm on the IS, because I cant hit with that 122 mm anymore. I don't know what it is, but the 100mm is working great even against tier 10!

VarzA #12 Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

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I'm not sure you can meet T10's in the IS/IS-2 ....

Lord_Edge #13 Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:25 PM

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View PostVarzA, on 16 February 2018 - 11:34 AM, said:

I'm not sure you can meet T10's in the IS/IS-2 ....

 

You can't, you can however in the IS-M.




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