Comparing Soviet Steel

This week highlights the Soviet tech tree with discounts on tiers VI and VII, and we’re comparing the best ones below. All the following tanks are 30% off until April 10, and two of them offer an extra prize when you beat the Wargaming staff score!

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T-34-85 vs. A-43: Medium Menaces at Tier VI

These two medium tanks can be researched after the tier V T-34. Your choice depends on whether you prefer higher penetration or fast-firing guns, and what your goal is. Beyond this point, you can still change course once you hit higher tiers.

T-34-85

A-43

Like its predecessor, the T-34, but with a heavier turret that prepares it to mount a more powerful weapon. When fully researched, it deals higher damage and penetration than the fully researched A-43, then leads to both the tier X Object 140 and T-62A. More of a flanking-style medium tank. It’s more mobile and has a faster rate of fire/aim time than the T-34-85 which give it higher DPM. Beyond its agility in battle, this tank also has more options the higher you go up, leading to all three tier X medium tanks.

KV-2 vs. KV-85: Heavy Duty at Tier VI

Soviet heavy tanks are not anything to sneeze at, and both are beasts on the battlefield. However, their branches lead to a tier X heavy tank and artillery, respectively. 

KV-2

KV-85

Considered one of the most fun tanks. This probably comes from its exceptional gun and strong armor. Compared to the KV-85, when using the 107mm gun, it has a faster aim time and rate of fire leading to a higher DPM. But it’s really known for the giant 152mm gun, which can ruin almost anything it comes across, even with a slower reload.
The KV-2 is actually the last heavy tank on its line, making it more of a “destination tank.”
Fans of the KV-1S often enjoy its big brother, the KV-85. It’s fairly maneuverable for a heavy tank, but trades some of its armor for that mobility. But it comes with higher penetration than the KV-2. The KV-85 is the best way to go to unlock the IS-7, as along the way, you pass through the also popular and very versatile IS-3.

SU-152 vs. SU-100M1: Tantalizing TDs at Tier VII

You can research both of these terrifying tank destroyers from the tier V SU-100, where the tree splits into two branches leading to two tier X TDs. Where to go and what to do depends on your play style.

SU-152

SU-100M1

This TD is something to fear on the battlefield. With the top gun, it can destroy some enemy tier VIIs within a shot or two. It has more HP, higher damage and DPM than the SU-100M1. The SU-152 leads to the tier X Object 268. May not have the firepower that the SU-152 has, but it’s more mobile and has a low profile. You can lay low without being seen, firing the sharp-shooting gun. This tier VII TD leads to the tier X Object 263.

 

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