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What equipment do you use on the IS-3?

  1. Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2 (853 votes [17.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.68%

  2. Improved Ventilation Class 3 (861 votes [17.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.84%

  3. "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2 (124 votes [2.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.57%

  4. Toolbox (168 votes [3.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.48%

  5. Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer (1479 votes [30.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.65%

  6. Large Spall Liner (166 votes [3.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.44%

  7. Fill Tanks with CO2 (20 votes [0.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.41%

  8. Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class (18 votes [0.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.37%

  9. Enhanced Gun Laying Drive (643 votes [13.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.32%

  10. Cyclone Filter (21 votes [0.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.44%

  11. Coated Optics (96 votes [1.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.99%

  12. Binocular Teslescope (128 votes [2.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.65%

  13. Camouflage Net (165 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  14. None (84 votes [1.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.74%

What Consumables do you use on the IS-3?

  1. Large Repair Kit (180 votes [3.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.79%

  2. Large First Aid Kit (129 votes [2.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.71%

  3. Extra Combat Rations (32 votes [0.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.67%

  4. Automatic Fire Extinguishers (217 votes [4.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.56%

  5. Lend-Lease Oil (67 votes [1.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.41%

  6. Small Repair Kit (1432 votes [30.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.12%

  7. Small First Aid Kit (1345 votes [28.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.29%

  8. Removed Speed Governor (79 votes [1.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.66%

  9. Manual Fire Extinguishers (1136 votes [23.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.90%

  10. None (137 votes [2.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.88%

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Viper69 #41 Posted Aug 10 2011 - 13:58

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I have only been wracked to my knowledge once for sure maybe twice. I have never used it but if I do get it happening more frequently I will load one up and see if it helps.

Kaanica #42 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 02:04

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I cop shots into the ammo rack often enough, but only had a massive ammo explosion once, got one shotted by a Ferdinand from 100%, 2 minutes in, first tank down... was our top tank  =(.

I do find that the gun gets damaged often, though the turret is quite strong, so there likely is a bit of weakness in the gun mantle.

All in all, I've had a lot of fun with this tank, even before getting the BL-9.

MR_magician_PK #43 Posted Aug 13 2011 - 22:18

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is 3 is the crappiest tank i have ever driven
i have 80 percent defeats with 35 battles wtf!!!
killed only 8 tanks
worst armour ever
and i am a non premium user and it drains my credits

LoooSeR78V #44 Posted Aug 14 2011 - 13:59

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View Posttexasdouche, on Aug 13 2011 - 22:18, said:

is 3 is the crappiest tank i have ever driven
i have 80 percent defeats with 35 battles wtf!!!
killed only 8 tanks
worst armour ever
and i am a non premium user and it drains my credits
is your IS-3 stock? I remember thouse times... Jesus... :o
Try to be medium and wolfpack with others mediums, until you will get BL-9 it's better to use IS-3 as KV-1S - support&flank

MR_magician_PK #45 Posted Aug 14 2011 - 20:49

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View PostLoooSeR78V, on Aug 14 2011 - 13:59, said:

is your IS-3 stock? I remember thouse times... Jesus... :o
Try to be medium and wolfpack with others mediums, until you will get BL-9 it's better to use IS-3 as KV-1S - support&flank
i have used the kv 1s but was bad as is 3
is 3 is just not my play style
because my ping is too high 500-800

Rose_templar #46 Posted Aug 14 2011 - 22:11

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View Posttexasdouche, on Aug 14 2011 - 20:49, said:

i have used the kv 1s but was bad as is 3
is 3 is just not my play style
because my ping is too high 500-800

Well HELL. It's not the tanks fault then! I don't think the game is even PLAYABLE with that high of a ping...don't blame the poor IS-3! I just got it and I love the tank, it bounces sooo many shots!

LoooSeR78V #47 Posted Aug 15 2011 - 19:33

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View PostRose_templar, on Aug 14 2011 - 22:11, said:

Well HELL. It's not the tanks fault then! I don't think the game is even PLAYABLE with that high of a ping...don't blame the poor IS-3! I just got it and I love the tank, it bounces sooo many shots!
My IS-3's stock turret bounced VK4502B shot in rear part  :lol: Hull is so-so, but turrets is good.
Wish IS-3 had one of the Kirovets-1 turrets...

Lapland #48 Posted Aug 17 2011 - 05:11

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I'm amazed by how terribly sh***y the IS-3's armor behaves. I'm more capable of bouncing shots off the rear of my armor versus trying to actually point my prow at enemy fire. Had a Lowe, ISU, and KV-1S bouncing shots when I chased after a Pershing in order to make an avenue of retreat. Managed to take 14 shots and get Steel Wall in the game.

da_great_one #49 Posted Aug 17 2011 - 07:56

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http://a6.sphotos.ak...6_5265167_n.jpg

^non-premium

Chrazel #50 Posted Aug 17 2011 - 07:57

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View Postda_great_one, on Aug 17 2011 - 07:56, said:

Gj, the IS 3 is great with the Bl-9

johncage #51 Posted Aug 18 2011 - 05:39

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View Postda_great_one, on Aug 17 2011 - 07:56, said:


fighting a noob team is always enjoyable..and profitable.

Charcharo #52 Posted Aug 18 2011 - 07:06

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BTW, Real life IS-3 armor is 120mm, not 110. Devs nerfed it  <_<

LoooSeR78V #53 Posted Aug 18 2011 - 12:09

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View PostCharcharo, on Aug 18 2011 - 07:06, said:

BTW, Real life IS-3 armor is 120mm, not 110. Devs nerfed it  <_<
and they cutted 10 mm of armour from turret front too  :) And made pike nose tip weaker, (IRL it was place, where 2 frontal plates overlape each other - 120+120~230-240 mm of armour) -> in game this place have 110mm at 30 degr. - can be penned by short 88 and 75l70:
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Lapland #54 Posted Aug 18 2011 - 21:02

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View PostLoooSeR78V, on Aug 18 2011 - 12:09, said:

and they cutted 10 mm of armour from turret front too. And made pike nose tip weaker, (IRL it was place, where 2 frontal plates overlape each other - 120+120~230-240 mm of armour) -> in game this place have 110mm at 30 degr. - can be penned by short 88 and 75l70:

Not sure if I got your wording right. Feels more like it was two 110mm plates welded together to form the prow.

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baltic1284 #55 Posted Aug 19 2011 - 09:11

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for me this tank is awsoem but the problem is they dont give enough credits with or with out the premium account to even cover the shell costs at 1025 credits that is ridiclous 4 shots and it is gonna cost you credits

Chrazel #56 Posted Aug 19 2011 - 09:58

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View Postbaltic1284, on Aug 19 2011 - 09:11, said:

for me this tank is awsoem but the problem is they dont give enough credits with or with out the premium account to even cover the shell costs at 1025 credits that is ridiclous 4 shots and it is gonna cost you credits
Should be making money with the Bl-9 tho, unless you don't have it  :unsure:
And i don't have premium either.

LoooSeR78V #57 Posted Aug 19 2011 - 12:08

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View PostLapland, on Aug 18 2011 - 21:02, said:

Not sure if I got your wording right. Feels more like it was two 110mm plates welded together to form the prow.

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i mean part, where lower and upper parts overlaping. In my pic it's same place, where you see "penetrated" sticker. This part should have up to 230mm of armour, but was penned by AP shell from DB... :)
BTW funny pic (not mine):
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OddKilla #58 Posted Aug 19 2011 - 16:40

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View PostSkraeling, on Jun 27 2011 - 18:51, said:

First tank ive had that seems to be made of ammo as well.
I think that is even more true after the IS-1/2 experience. I run ~50% ammo loads on all tanks except the IS (to save a few pennies) which I keep at 100%.

Lapland #59 Posted Aug 19 2011 - 20:19

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View PostLoooSeR78V, on Aug 19 2011 - 12:08, said:

i mean part, where lower and upper parts overlaping. In my pic it's same place, where you see "penetrated" sticker. This part should have up to 230mm of armour, but was penned by AP shell from DB...

I am not surprise that's bugged/nerfed/etc.

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Zardnaar #60 Posted Aug 20 2011 - 12:36

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So how bad stock is the IS3? I'm used to driving German Vehicles. Is it like a T-28 or VK3001P or is it more like the KV or VK3601? I'm guessing its not as good stock as the KV3 or T-29?




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