I review the ST-I, a tier 9 Russian heavy tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with replays of tier 9 Malinovka and tier 10 Ruinberg battles.
The ST-I has strong frontal turret armor and unusually thick side hull armor (140mm), and these characteristics pair up well with a brawling technique known as sidescraping.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Superb side hull armor (140mm)
+ Excellent gun depression (-8)
+ Excellent frontal turret protection
+ Good silver AP penetration (258)
+ Good frontal hull armor, albeit vulnerable to premium ammo
– Fairly sluggish mobility due to the heavy armor
– Long aim time (3.4 sec base)
– Long turret is a big target against flanking fire
– Front lower plate is weak (185mm effective), as is the driver’s hatch (235mm effective)
– Poor view range (380)
I talk through how I’m reading the battle as it unfolds and discuss key decisions and mistakes. My hope is that these videos meaningfully help players improve their gameplay.
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