Object 704

After getting used to the ISU-152 on Tier VIII, the Object 704 is like its predecessor in terms of gameplay. Based on the hull of the IS-3 heavy tank, it comes with some very useful improvements. This will make playing this tank much more comfortable. So what is this guy capable of?

Gameplay

Compared to the previous vehicle, the Object 704 receives a noticeable armour upgrade, and while you still can't, and shouldn't, take on heavy tanks upfront, there is one infamous spot at its front: we are talking about the gun mantlet, jokingly referred to as "a black hole" by players. Try and use it to take some poorly aimed shots. Keep in mind it's more on the right side, so this approach is somewhat limited.

Time to check out its powerful 152 mm BL-10. While the damage is as great as ever, the penetration got slightly higher – now you're a real threat to any vehicle in the game. Like the ISU-152, the accuracy and aiming time are still weak but got better in comparison to the Tier VIII tank destroyer. The reload time has been reduced as well.

We suggest you play as a sniper at the beginning, despite the rather inaccurate Soviet guns. You will be safer from enemy fire while dishing out huge blows once in a while. Once the battle has progressed further and a fair number of vehicles has been taken out of the battle, you can play more aggressively, trading shots and finishing off enemy tanks. 

The Object 704 way look clunky and cumbersome, but its mobility is surprisingly good. Use it to change positions once in a while, don't be static.

Equipment

Long Range Setup General Performance Setup

Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each piece of equipment.

Depending on your playstyle, you can either go for a Binocular Telescope to get a much higher view range or for Improved Ventilation in case you prefer a small bonus to a wide variety of combat parameters. The Tank Gun Rammer will increase your potential damage per minute and the Enhanced Gun Laying Drive speeds up the aiming time, which is highly required to make this gun work.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
1st Loader
2nd Loader

Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each crew skill or perk.

This choice of crew skills is with the assumption you play the Object 704 aggressively, which is why we chose Repair as the first skill. However, if you prefer long-range engagements and the view range setup above, choose Concealment instead. The following skills make it easier to aim and improve the tank's characteristics in general.

Adrenaline Rush

Decreases the gun reload time by 10% if your vehicle's HP drops below 10%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Band of Brothers

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Also works if other crew members have Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel.

Call for Vengeance

Reports the enemy vehicles' location for two more seconds after the destruction of the own vehicle.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Clutch Braking

Increases the traverse speed of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Concealment

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Controlled Impact

Increases the ramming damage dealt and decreases damage taken by ramming.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Deadeye

Increases the chance of landing a critical hit.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Designated Target

Keeps targetes vehicles visible for two more seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Eagle Eye

Allows you to identify damaged/destroyed modules as well as injured crew members of an enemy vehicle by hovering your mouse over it for several seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Firefighting

Reduces the duration and damage taken by fire.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Intuition

Grants a slight chance of changing the shell type without having to reload again.

Doesn't work with autoloaders. Works also while reloading.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Jack of All Trades

Reduces the performance penalty of wounded crew members.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Mentor

Increases the Crew XP gained for each member apart from the commander.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Off-Road Driving

Increases the mobility on medium and soft terrain.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Preventative Maintenance

Reduces the chance of taking fire.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Recon

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Relaying

Increases the signal range of your allies' vehicles within your signal range.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Repair

Reduces the repair time of destroyed modules.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Safe Stowage

Increases the durability of your vehicle's ammo rack.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Signal Boosting

Increases the signal range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Situational Awareness

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Sixth Sense

Shows a lightbulb three seconds after you've been spotted.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Smooth Ride

Reduces the dispersion penalty while driving.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Snap Shot

Reduces the dispersion penalty of traversing the turret.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Additional Grousers

Increases the mobility on soft and medium terrain.

Binocular Telescope

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 25%.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Camouflage Net

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle tremendously.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Enhanced Gun Laying Drive

Reduces the aiming time of your gun by 10%.

Coated Optics

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 10%.

Tank Gun Rammer

Reduces the reload time of your gun by 10%.

Spall Liner

Decreases damage taken by ramming and high-explosive splash.

Toolbox

Decreases the repair time of destroyed modules.

Cumulative with the Repair skill.

Improved Ventilation

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Vertical Stabilizer

Reduces the dispersion penalties of hull and turret traverse, as well as driving by 20%.

"Wet" Ammo Rack

Increases the module HP of your ammo rack.

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