If you've seen this monster in the wild and wondered where you can get one, today's your lucky day -- the KV-5 is back in the Premium Shop for a limited time! Hit things really hard or train a Soviet heavy tank Crew while you sweep up huge stacks of Credits... and the tears of players you've destroyed along the way.
The KV-5 is designed to support your team and take hits -- be careful if you lead an advance alone; you may be cut off, outmaneuvered and poked full of holes. While its gun's accuracy and penetration stats may not look great, it's got a fast reload and can belch out high-damage shots like clockwork. Platooning with a friend in an IS-6 is also a great idea, as each vehicle can cover the other!
The KV-5 has two inactive frontal turrets with less armor than most of the rest of the tank, so if you're facing one and bouncing shots off of it, that's where you'll want to shoot. If you're driving one, you have a unique tactic at hand -- swing your turret around and drive in reverse!
To take full advantage of the KV-5, use or train a multi-Skilled Crew in Repair and Gunnery Skills, use equipment to enhance your gun, and practice good battlefield awareness. Also, your shells have good penetration with Premium APCR ammunition.
|The standard loadout of Small First Aid Kit, Small Repair Kit and a Manual Fire Extinguisher is the economical way to go, while a Large Repair and First Aid Kits actually reduce the chance of damage or Crew injury from random artillery and HE Shells.|
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Opponents will try hard to immobilize and outflank you -- boosting Repairs can get you back into the fight even faster while with Vertical Stabilizers to make you even more accurate. Finally, Safe Stowage reduces the chance of debilitating ammo rack damage. Brothers in Arms will increase all your Crew Skills.