This Soviet heavy tank does incredibly well when paired with any other vehicle in a duo. Every time I see one on my team, I instantly start to follow them behind and I try my best to support them. So far, it hasn't really gone wrong and 705A players never seem to complain.
Now, if you just want a meat shield, why don't you use German super heavies?
Here are 3 reasons:
German heavy tanks get penetrated with and without gold;
They're too slow;
Their guns are reliable, so they often get too greedy for damage and overextend, leaving you without cover…
You see, Obj. 705A isn't just a meat shield, it's a mobile bunker. It goes faster than German heavies and it doesn't care much about damage, leaving teammates to do most of the work. This vehicle is tremendously useful in attacking situations as well as in defensive positions so long as the team is down for backup.
Obviously, these are just my thoughts and it's not an in-depth review of the tank, as I haven't played 705A myself. Please share your experiences and bring new points to the discussion: Which tank is the best for teamwork?