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Did you like this guide?

  1. Yes. (114 votes [60.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  2. No. (14 votes [7.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.37%

  3. I loved it, please write more! (53 votes [27.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.89%

  4. I didn't like it, please get off the forums ASAP! (9 votes [4.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.74%

Will you buy/use the KV-5 because of this?

  1. Yes (84 votes [44.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.21%

  2. No (53 votes [27.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.89%

  3. Maybe (53 votes [27.89%])

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iHuntTanks #161 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 10:03

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bump bang

OOPMan #162 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 14:32

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Ugh, I've had a terribad run in mine recently. I need to get my mojo back!

Tank_Buster_ #163 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 14:56

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we all get them bad runs, never the less we also get good1s :Smile_great:

death666grim #164 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 17:03

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great guide, but still not want to buy kv-5 because general I dislike heavy tank, even though I try out soviet line as we speak.

find it amusing that you has no guide what to do against tier 9 TD...

usarmyaircav #165 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 22:29

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I bought one, am liking it so far, didn't realized about the training option.  Might move trade my crew to my kv3.  Need to do that for my t14 also.  Great guide will be a big help to me.

RuthlessBastard #166 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 23:11

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Have a 67% win rate in kv5 Nuff said. :Smile_glasses:

RuthlessBastard #167 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 23:19

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View Postslenderfungus, on May 09 2012 - 23:14, said:

I don't own a KV-5, nor do I plan on it, and my opinion of them has been pretty low.  Generally when there are several on my team at the top of the roster the game ends in a loss, which is the basis of my opinion.  With that said, I have a new respect for KV-5 drivers after a game the other day while I was playing my Panther II.  I was repositioning to flank another Panther II that was moving in on our base.  I took out the Panther II and a VK4052A that had not been spotted came out of hiding and blew a big hole in me.  As I was trying to disengage he tracked me and was able to hit me again, basically leaving me with 10% HP and crippled (repair and medical kits were already used up).  Just before the VK4502A was able to finish me off, a KV-5 on my team came back and intentionally threw his tank in front of mine blocking the shot from the VK4502A that would have finished me off.  I was amazed, I have never had someone do this for me in any tank and it was odd to see a KV-5 actually come back instead of rushing forward with no support, let alone take the hit that would have killed me.  As a result of him saving me I was able to move forward with him and give him support and we won the game.  Unfortunately I didn't get the player's name or I would mention it here, but this guy has changed my opinion of the typical KV-5 driver, although that move was anything but typical.  I still cringe when I see several KV-5's on my team, but I don't pucker up nearly as tight as I used knowing at least there is one exceptional KV-5 driver out there and perhaps there are others.

Sounds like it was me :Smile_Default:

RuthlessBastard #168 Posted Jun 07 2012 - 23:28

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View PostiHuntTanks, on Apr 20 2012 - 09:06, said:

Since people are all claiming that the other tier 8 premiums/tanks are all better, do you REALLY want me to dedicate more of my time to finding ways to kill the other tanks?  :Smile_honoring:
Yes :Smile_great:

iHuntTanks #169 Posted Jun 08 2012 - 00:39

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View Postdeath666grim, on Jun 07 2012 - 17:03, said:

great guide, but still not want to buy kv-5 because general I dislike heavy tank, even though I try out soviet line as we speak.

find it amusing that you has no guide what to do against tier 9 TD...

I too lazy right now :P But I could...

alfie414 #170 Posted Jun 08 2012 - 00:47

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View PostTolos, on Dec 28 2011 - 09:14, said:

people buy the T59 over the KV5 because simply put the KV5 sucks compared to the other tier 8 prem

prem tanks are all about making credits, and the lowe AND the T59 are both MUCH better at that, while when the KV5 came out noboby knew how to kill them, but now EVERYONE knows, they are easy to kill as any tank

if you want a heavy prem tank you buy the Lowe
if you want a fun prem tank you buy the T59
if you want to pretty much waste 7500 gold and be angry you buy the KV5

i will however +1 you for the time and effort you put in, and this guide IS helpful for those people that DO have/buy a KV5
you dont know how terribly wrong you are. i have a type 59 and a KV-5. the KV-5 is superpowerful when in the hands of a skilled tanker. and your "buy the lowe" theory? why pay 52 dollars for something when you can pay 35 dollars and still have a powerful tier 8 heavy?? really?? the lowe is not going to get you anywhere in a tech tree! why do you want to pay so much? reword it!
if you want a premium heavy tank buy the KV-5.
if you want a premium medium tank buy the 59,( which isnt in store anymore)
if you want to waste 50 bucks on a premium heavy that wont get you anywhere but a few thousand more credits, ( due to inexperienced KV-5 players), get the overpriced lowe

Tolos #171 Posted Jun 08 2012 - 01:33

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View Postalfie414, on Jun 08 2012 - 00:47, said:

you dont know how terribly wrong you are. i have a type 59 and a KV-5. the KV-5 is superpowerful when in the hands of a skilled tanker. and your "buy the lowe" theory? why pay 52 dollars for something when you can pay 35 dollars and still have a powerful tier 8 heavy?? really?? the lowe is not going to get you anywhere in a tech tree! why do you want to pay so much? reword it!
if you want a premium heavy tank buy the KV-5.
if you want a premium medium tank buy the 59,( which isnt in store anymore)
if you want to waste 50 bucks on a premium heavy that wont get you anywhere but a few thousand more credits, ( due to inexperienced KV-5 players), get the overpriced lowe

You buy the KV5 for the same reason you buy the Porsche Boxster

Its because you cant afford the Porsche 911 Turbo

Tank_Buster_ #172 Posted Jun 08 2012 - 01:50

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i have both of them tanls Lowe + KV5 and i have done ay better battles in KV5 had i known that before i got the lowe 1st prim tank i got , i would have gone o KV5 and saved me $50+, still dont get me wrong the Lowe is a great tank just have to adapt to it, its not like the KV5 were u can take a pounding and keep on tanking, Kudos to KV5 :Smile_Default:

iHuntTanks #173 Posted Jun 12 2012 - 01:54

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bumpa

iHuntTanks #174 Posted Jun 27 2012 - 10:38

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me bumps... :( No comments :(

OOPMan #175 Posted Jun 27 2012 - 15:09

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Awwwww :-(

iHuntTanks #176 Posted Jul 14 2012 - 08:18

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ok then, me find more stoof to do with teh KV-5! :)

coffin_cheater #177 Posted Jul 14 2012 - 15:32

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This thing is a steel wall commando




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