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What equipment do you use on the IS-7?

  1. Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2 (681 votes [21.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.95%

  2. Improved Ventilation Class 3 (622 votes [20.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.05%

  3. "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2 (40 votes [1.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.29%

  4. Toolbox (81 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  5. Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer (953 votes [30.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.72%

  6. Large Spall Liner (157 votes [5.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.06%

  7. Fill Tanks with CO2 (13 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  8. Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class (16 votes [0.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.52%

  9. Enhanced Gun Laying Drive (343 votes [11.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.06%

  10. Cyclone Filter (18 votes [0.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.58%

  11. Coated Optics (67 votes [2.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.16%

  12. Binocular Teslescope (39 votes [1.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.26%

  13. Camouflage Net (45 votes [1.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.45%

  14. None (27 votes [0.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.87%

What Consumables do you use on the IS-7?

  1. Large Repair Kit (140 votes [4.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.62%

  2. Large First Aid Kit (111 votes [3.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  3. Extra Combat Rations (44 votes [1.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.45%

  4. Automatic Fire Extinguishers (187 votes [6.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.17%

  5. Lend-Lease Oil (71 votes [2.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.34%

  6. Small Repair Kit (871 votes [28.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.75%

  7. Small First Aid Kit (826 votes [27.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.26%

  8. Removed Speed Governor (89 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  9. Manual Fire Extinguishers (648 votes [21.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.39%

  10. None (43 votes [1.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.42%

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Ricwin #441 Posted Jan 25 2015 - 15:01

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Couldnt agree more, IS-7 is a boss. So much fun to use, especially with its top speed just shy of 60.

A platoon of 3 can cause havoc. Or simply running with the mediums on a flank, it adds an unexpected amount of firepower.

 



Kurg79 #442 Posted Feb 03 2015 - 16:08

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IS-7 magic is and will be. No one who don't have it understands it.



HateHound #443 Posted Feb 12 2015 - 13:29

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Thanks for the great read!

TheGhostCat #444 Posted Mar 13 2015 - 18:56

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I really question how useful this tank is anymore. Armour is decent but situational, gun is a steaming pile of crap, I'm pretty sure I've never see the top end of the damage scale of this. ROF is really the problem. 12 second reload just doesn't leave it competitive enough, as your armour is only decent if your not facing a heat slinging E-100 or a jpe100.

Buckley29 #445 Posted Mar 14 2015 - 00:45

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Your problem is as you describe, the reload at 12 secs that's pretty bad for you mine is down towards the 10sec area which at tier 10 is very effective. I have BIA and sometimes run combat rations if in CW to help all round. What you running Equipment wise. run the Rammer and Gun layer drive and wet ammo rack , I could go Vents to help even. The gun is not crap you have to use the tanks amour and speed to be effective, get that reload down to around ten seconds and use the reload and speed and amour to get your Dmg/Kills.   

Kurg79 #446 Posted Mar 14 2015 - 10:52

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Lothannon #447 Posted Mar 14 2015 - 21:52

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Great thread and good reading.  I just got my IS-7 and I'm still learning how to drive it well.

awsar1 #448 Posted May 18 2015 - 17:57

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for a tier 10 the gun is not that good --lots of tier 9s out there with much better gun --was expecting more from a top tier soviet tank.

armor is good if used correctly

but 1 tier 9 med gets around you you are pretty much dead if he has a clue which is sad for a 10 heavy tank\

ill keep playing cause i bought it had some good games but just leaves me wanting a bit more from tier 10 .



TheGhostCat #449 Posted May 29 2015 - 22:28

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Well the aim time buff is nice...but this tank is GROSSLY UNDER POWERED. 

 

I swear mine is just flat out cursed at this point.



illumiZoldyck #450 Posted Jun 08 2015 - 09:11

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View PostTheGhostCat, on May 29 2015 - 22:28, said:

Well the aim time buff is nice...but this tank is GROSSLY UNDER POWERED. 

 

I swear mine is just flat out cursed at this point.

it's a stat padder tank if you spam gold in it, with gold rounds is7 becomes really really good.



Gameuser10 #451 Posted Jun 08 2015 - 09:44

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I hate tanks that are only good if you sprem.

shadowhazcookie #452 Posted Jul 27 2015 - 03:14

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View PostGameuser10, on Jun 08 2015 - 09:44, said:

I hate tanks that are only good if you sprem.

 

You don't need to spam sprem. 250 is plenty for any situation outside of the situations virutally everyone shoots gold at. German top tier super structures / turret faces.

NiteDog #453 Posted Aug 11 2015 - 18:36

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Just recently I started playing my IS7. After 9 battles and a 44%WR, I am pleased with this tank.

http://wotreplays.com/site/2070330#arctic_region-nitedog-is-7

As you can see by stats, I am barely an average player, but this tank hull down is quite formidable. And it's gun is very good if you hit weakspots (as all guns are). In this replay, a Pub match, our team got into a no-win situation early in the battle. Knowing that, I was stuck between to opposing enemy flanks. Nevertheless, the IS7 was able to dish out 3538 Damage and had 5730 Damage blocked by armor. Reviewing the replay, if I had better playing skills, I would have avoided my LP getting hit by the ST-1 and T-54 and lived longer.






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