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leonidesalinas #1 Posted Sep 09 2010 - 09:26

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i am a very proud driver of a KV-3, and refuse to upgrade to IS. my KV3 has earned it's war stripes several times over, from times being the heaviest tank in the game, and powering through multiple enemies (but still losing), to charging through the middle trail on Lakeville, and eating 3 mediums along the way and a Tiger, to beating an IS-3.


what stories do you KV-3 drivers have?

sharpeh #2 Posted Sep 09 2010 - 09:30

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View Postleonidesalinas, on Sep 09 2010 - 09:26, said:

i am a very proud driver of a KV-3, and refuse to upgrade to IS. my KV3 has earned it's war stripes several times over, from times being the heaviest tank in the game, and powering through multiple enemies (but still losing), to charging through the middle trail on Lakeville, and eating 3 mediums along the way and a Tiger, to beating an IS-3.


what stories do you KV-3 drivers have?

I feel this way with my pz4

leonidesalinas #3 Posted Sep 09 2010 - 09:42

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i had one, it was pretty awesome. :)

Minnesota #4 Posted Sep 10 2010 - 15:49

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My highest kill count game was Malinovka with a KV-3, got 12 kills and lived. They just kept popping into LOS one by one to get shot down from my snug house camp while most of my team was doing the village idiot run.

Cant say I miss it after graduating to an IS and being able to move again though it felt like it bounced more but that might just be the balancer doing its thing.

shambolic #5 Posted Sep 10 2010 - 16:09

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I played all the way up to the IS-4 I'm in now and I loved my KV-3. For a tier 6 tank they are still annoying to face in my IS-4 as I know I'm gonna have to shoot them so much before they have the good grace to die. :P

I used to love rolling right up to Tigers and letting them ding my armour all day til finally putting them out of their misery. :)

And you're right. My KV-3 did bounce a lot more incoming shots than my IS.

Damsco #6 Posted Sep 10 2010 - 17:23

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i have a KV now but i cant chose btw KV-1S or KV-3
i hear KV-3 is strong armored but slow and KV-1S is fast but weak armor
i hate slow tanks but i dont wanna die quick if i choose KV-1S :(
anyway
my story
i had a PzKfpw III, created a training match and i had to fight against a KV-3
1 vs 1
i have killed him by driving around him using my speed and using more then 100 shells of HE >.<
and we decided to go for round 2
and at round 2 he killed me with 2 powerfull shots :Smile-playing:
he drove close to walls so i coeldnt drive around it  :(

Draig #7 Posted Sep 10 2010 - 17:32

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I'm in a KV-3 now when you get it upgraded it is a fun tank and good credit maker.

Very slow, pain in the ass to turn and manouvre.

Very good killer of higher tier tanks. Lower tier tanks you can 1 shot regular basis.

If you get very lucky it will put you in a game and your the biggest tank with a load of tier 3 and such. At this point you pretend you have an IS-7 (because it is the same effect) and go crazy killing sprees.

Nanaki #8 Posted Sep 10 2010 - 17:32

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I have been a KV-3 veteran for a long time, I even get comments from others ingame wondering why I wont upgrade, even though I have about 780K free exp and 6.5 million credits just sitting there. I just love the tank. It is powerful enough to own anything in its tier, and even a tier above it, and cheap enough that I am not sweating bullets every time I bring it out.

Despite all the whining about the VK3601, the KV-3 just puts the VK3601 to shame, just as rediculously cheap to repair as the VK3601 but it has armor and firepower that can directly challenge any Tier 7, and even put the hurt on a Tier 8 or a badly handled Tier 9.

One of the reasons why I think the VK3601 is the most overrated tank in this game, and the KV-3 is the most underrated. I still do not get why people continue to think the VK is better despite the fact I regularly two-shot them with my 107mm while their 88mm gun bounces off my front armor.

darzok #9 Posted Sep 10 2010 - 17:39

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I once waded in to 6 enemy tanks in my KV-3 pre wipe and destroyed 4 the other 2 was killed by spgs the KV-3 is a bounce monster most of there shots just bounced the few hits that did not did little damage.

I do not remeber what they was in so might of just been luck i was vs lower rank tanks but still make's me smile to think about the panic they must of been in to see me just stand there and take it with out been killed.

That been said i rolled german with the free XP and i badly miss the KV-3.

theta0123 #10 Posted Sep 10 2010 - 17:46

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Me and my KV3 went trough 200 battles before the softwipe. In wich we destroyed 412 tanks

all thanks to the magical 107mm gun. All in all my most favorite tank

leonidesalinas #11 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 06:33

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i'd choose a KV3 over an IS any day, it's the best T6 tank around.

The_Evil_One #12 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 06:35

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Just saying but my Tiger 2 eats KV3's. :Smile_harp:

leonidesalinas #13 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 06:52

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View PostThe_Evil_One, on Sep 11 2010 - 06:35, said:

Just saying but my Tiger 2 eats KV3's. :Smile_harp:

that's OK, i'll keep my slow KV3. :)

Nuketrooper315 #14 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 06:55

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Pre-wipe I just bought a KV1 , so after the wipe I used the XP to upgrade it and kept playing with it for a good 150 games before I bought my KV3. At first I was rather reluctant to part with my "Battle Brick", especially the 152 mm howitzer, since the kv3 can't mount it (it is still in the garage though) but after the first few games I felt in love with my KV3. While in my KV I could pop shots at higher tier tanks from just behind the front, it was still not armoured enough to lead the charge( and it's speed and maneuverability were huge issues), the trusty KV3 was sturdy enough to go head to head with the best of them and make them work for their scores.  

Two days ago I was patrolling the town of Lakeville when a King Tiger (67%) and an IS (37) appeared in front of my tank. After lots of maneuvering and firing near the church I took them both out.  

Tip- both the 107mm and 100mm can usually penetrate the gun mantlet of a KT with AP rounds and have a good chance of damaging the cannon.

I upgraded to IS after all, but that was more of a necessity. 1st I got 1-shot killed by things like SU-8 and even a Sturmpanzer2 managed to kill me with a single shot, down from 100%,  and second - I face too many t8-10 tanks that I simply can't match them en-masse, but also cannot shake.
And while I love the extra mobility, I definitely miss the armour when it comes to smaller skirmishes.   Out of 42 Steel Wall badges, I earned 32 with my KV and 7 with the "Brick"

MistenTH #15 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 07:07

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View PostThe_Evil_One, on Sep 11 2010 - 06:35, said:

Just saying but my Tiger 2 eats KV3's. :Smile_harp:

On the same tier however, IS-3 penetrates KT regularly but KT 105 can bounce off IS-3 :o

Eldsken #16 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 09:26

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View PostKyleRees, on Sep 11 2010 - 07:14, said:

I envy all you guys about the KV3 successes, however I must be unlucky with match selection because I am always with the big boys like IS7, and SU51s.  The KV3 is food for arty because it is so slow.  Granted it does have great armor and firepower if matched at the top, like a previous poster said you can act like an IS7.  

However those battles are few and far between.  I am of course speaking of the RU live server, so maybe the population there is more matured and I may have missed the boat.

I am really looking hard at the IS and it's mobility, while it's armor is weaker it seems to bounce more shells because of the sloped armor.

Maybe with time I will enjoy more.  Of course it is 100% crew and fully upgraded.

Heh, i usually loose those games when i´m the top dog in my KV-3, if this happens the other team usually has a bazillion Leos, A20:s and several arty pieces, you die pretty fast when constantly tracked ;)

I die just as easily in my IS-4 to arty fire ( tracks fall of all the time just like on the KV ), it just takes a couple of seconds more, right now on the Beta server it feels like i usually get better balanced and more fun matchups with the KV than the IS.

Midnitewolf #17 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 09:27

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Im running a KV-3 right now and am on the verge of being able to get a IS and I have to admit I am wondering if I should.  The KV-3 is a real money maker and as many have stated before, durable as hell.  I am fairly confident going up against anything up to tier 9 or 10 in it and have went 1 on 1 with a King Tiger and lived to drive away.  Its slow and cant turn but its really hard to stop.  Also you dont have to go mad trying to upgrade it, the 107mm works just fine against virtually anything.

As far as I can tell probably the only really good reason to move from a KV-3 to an IS is the fact that IS leads to being able to get an IS-3 which is definately a superior tank.

nissin #18 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 12:42

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A20 + SPG support = KV killer  :huh:

FunnyGuy #19 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 12:49

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why not go on the list further and unlock the tanks ?
u can still keep your KV-3 (i hated it)

and i bet u would fall in love wit hthe IS-4 more than wit hthat turtle
and IS-7 is even better

LGPool #20 Posted Sep 11 2010 - 15:09

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I've had the good luck of trying the KV3 and IC4 through both Russian and EU betas - all I can say, as both a driver and opponent, is - the KV3 is an awesome tank (not as good as the IS-4, but that isn't a direct comparison!) bad mobility, but great armor and firepower (esp. after the KV!) Truly one of the better tanks of WWII.




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