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Poll: IS-5 (object 730) vs IS-3A (25 members have cast votes)

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If you had to choose between the IS-5 vs the IS-3A which would you pick and why?

  1. IS-5 (object 730) (21 votes [84.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 84.00%

  2. IS-3A (4 votes [16.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

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HalfFaceWarrior #1 Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:17 PM

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Just curious what the public would pick if they could choose between these two Russian prems and why they picked what they did.

 

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Jope2209 #2 Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:35 PM

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You could add Fatherland thou..

 

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JelliedPenny08 #3 Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:48 AM

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I picked the Fatherland (IS-3A) because it came out before the Glory IS5. There were a bunch of videos when the Glory launched that compared the 2, I think Cpt. Beardface did a good one on youtube. I think the main differences were armour vs mobility, but they were pretty close. IS-3A doesn't have a loader which makes losing the commander even worse as it kills reload time (I think). On the plus side if you train JoAT skill it should work better on a smaller crew. 

 

I like playing the Fatherland enough to not want to swap to the IS5, but wish it could've had the Glory camo because it looks cooler. I don't think either are quite as good as the Tech Tree IS-3 though. Don't forget the IS-6 gets PMM, so doesn't face tier 10s (which might be a big benefit with a lower battle count). There isn't any rush as they will appear regularly in the store. The only one that won't come back is the Fury. 

 

You haven't mentioned why you have singled out those 2 or 3 tanks. If you are after a solid Russian trainer the KV-220-2 comes into store in a week or so if you don't have a Bogatyr, or better still get the Captured KV-1 from the last Tiger War Story with the 24hr completion discount. They would be more flexible for less trained crews and significantly cheaper. 

I hope it helps.  :)



HalfFaceWarrior #4 Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:05 AM

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View PostJope2209, on 30 December 2017 - 10:35 PM, said:

You could add Fatherland thou..

 

I am not looking at the hero variants. These are just the base variants. :great:

HalfFaceWarrior #5 Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:08 AM

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View PostJelliedPenny08, on 31 December 2017 - 01:48 AM, said:

I picked the Fatherland (IS-3A) because it came out before the Glory IS5. There were a bunch of videos when the Glory launched that compared the 2, I think Cpt. Beardface did a good one on youtube. I think the main differences were armour vs mobility, but they were pretty close. IS-3A doesn't have a loader which makes losing the commander even worse as it kills reload time (I think). On the plus side if you train JoAT skill it should work better on a smaller crew. 

 

I like playing the Fatherland enough to not want to swap to the IS5, but wish it could've had the Glory camo because it looks cooler. I don't think either are quite as good as the Tech Tree IS-3 though. Don't forget the IS-6 gets PMM, so doesn't face tier 10s (which might be a big benefit with a lower battle count). There isn't any rush as they will appear regularly in the store. The only one that won't come back is the Fury. 

 

You haven't mentioned why you have singled out those 2 or 3 tanks. If you are after a solid Russian trainer the KV-220-2 comes into store in a week or so if you don't have a Bogatyr, or better still get the Captured KV-1 from the last Tiger War Story with the 24hr completion discount. They would be more flexible for less trained crews and significantly cheaper. 

I hope it helps.  :)

I loved the movie fury but I got the tech tree easy 8 and I got WAYYY too many mediums. I didnt think about the dead commander thing. 



zikakiz #6 Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:48 AM

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IS-5 because the mobility allows you to be a better support tank in T9/10 games and the tank behaves more like the IS3 than the IS3a because of the mobility aspect. the IS3a is just too slow for me- especially because I love me some mobility. 

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JelliedPenny08 #7 Posted 31 December 2017 - 03:35 PM

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View PostHalfFaceWarrior, on 31 December 2017 - 02:08 AM, said:

I loved the movie fury but I got the tech tree easy 8 and I got WAYYY too many mediums. I didnt think about the dead commander thing. 

 

Honestly the dead commander has only happened once to me, and I had just used my med kit. It isn't a common occurrence, but worth bearing in mind. However with Pain Tolerance and Jack of All Trades, you could save your med kit just for the commander and it would probably work in your favour most of the time. 

 

Good luck with whichever you choose, if you really are on the fence and can't decide then maybe wait to see what new tier 8s arrive in the new year, as I'm pretty sure some are on the way. 



PeaceSells86 #8 Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:56 PM

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Have both tanks. First, both tanks earn silver like crazy. And at times I’ll run them back to back to build up the war chest.

That said the is5 has essentially tier 9 armor profile, get it hull down and it’s nasty. Hide the front a bit and it’s tough. Plus the speed is enough to poke a corner, snap shot and get back behind cover. If you only can have one, is5 all the way.

Now that I have the st1,  I actually play that and the is5 the same, and will often swap crews back and forth. It’s armor on the turret is almost st1 good.

LEFTmyGIRLforWoT #9 Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

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I like the IS5 more because of the nice hull. The fact that 99% of PC players will never drive one is an added bonus. :trollface:

ShockDaMonkey21 #10 Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

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The facts about the is3a and is5

Wrong is3a is a slower tank then the is5 and the is3a  does have a autoloader that is why the tank has a reduce crew of only three in the tank is3a  has a way better than the is5 by far the is3a is damn good tank if you know how to play it

The is5 has a crew of 4 with no autoloader
So it is more likely you will have a dead crew member in the is5 over the is3a is5 is a few kph faster then the is3a with a poor turret to the is3a but however the is5  has better whole armor then the is3a

Both tanks shoot standard 120mm APCR rounds at the cost of 1,180 silver around is cheap for premium vehicle that shoots  standard APRC  

Now for the weird stuff wargaming claims that the armor on the is5  is much better than the T10 same as is is3a

I'm sure you have your own opinion this is mine

ShockDaMonkey21 #11 Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

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The facts about the is3a and is5

Wrong is3a is a slower tank then the is5 and the is3a  does have a autoloader that is why the tank has a reduce crew of only three in the tank is3a  has a way better turret then the is5 by far the is3a is damn good tank if you know how to play it

The is5 has a crew of 4 with no autoloader
So it is more likely you will have a dead crew member in the is5 over the is3a is5 is a few kph faster then the is3a with a poor turret to the is3a but however the is5  has better whole armor then the is3a

Both tanks shoot standard 120mm APCR rounds at the cost of 1,180 silver around is cheap for premium vehicle that shoots  standard APRC  

Now for the weird stuff wargaming claims that the armor on the is5  is much better than the T10 same as is is3a

I'm sure you have your own opinion this is mine

HalfFaceWarrior #12 Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:19 AM

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View PostHenpeckedPanda4, on 07 January 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

The facts about the is3a and is5

Wrong is3a is a slower tank then the is5 and the is3a does have a autoloader that is why the tank has a reduce crew of only three in the tank is3a has a way better turret then the is5 by far the is3a is damn good tank if you know how to play it

The is5 has a crew of 4 with no autoloader
So it is more likely you will have a dead crew member in the is5 over the is3a is5 is a few kph faster then the is3a with a poor turret to the is3a but however the is5 has better whole armor then the is3a

Both tanks shoot standard 120mm APCR rounds at the cost of 1,180 silver around is cheap for premium vehicle that shoots standard APRC

Now for the weird stuff wargaming claims that the armor on the is5 is much better than the T10 same as is is3a

I'm sure you have your own opinion this is mine

 

I have no idea where that excerpt from wargaming came from about the armor being better than the T-10. Looks like it holds close to the T-10 armor tho

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I like the is5 because of it being faster and it having better Hull armor





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