Soviet heavy tanks usually aren’t fast, and they aren’t accurate, but they are hard to crack and pack quite a punch. They aren’t made to stay behind but will always dive headfirst into the action and take on the enemy without fear or favor. If you made your way to the standard IS-3 in the tech-tree, you are already familiar with this playstyle and you will be happy to hear that you don’t have much relearning to do when it comes to the IS-3A. In fact, the Soviet Tier VIII premium version is very much related to the standard vehicle, adopting a lot of its great qualities and, unfortunately, also some of the bad ones.
However, it wouldn’t be a Premium if there wasn’t anything special about it. The A already gives it away. This heavy has an autoreloader abord! Three shells per clip make for great burst potential and as it is an inverse version of the mechanic, your last shell shot is the fastest one to reload.