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The KV (Kliment Voroshilov) Heavy Tank

Discussion in 'Russian Motorised Weapons' started by Spitfire XIV-E, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Spitfire XIV-E

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    The KV series of tanks were a result of extensive design competitions in the mid to late 1930's. The T-35 with 2 Turrets was finally revised to a Tank with a single Turret and thicker Armour and so was born the KV-1. Kliment Voroshilov was then the Soviet Defense Minister & Commissar so his name was used for the early model KV's. There were about 500 KV's in service when the Germans invaded in June 1941 along with about 1000 T-34's which were far superior to anything the Germans had at the time.




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    Left to Right. KV-1 of 1940. KV-1E of 1941 & KV-1 of 1942.
     
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    Tanks

    Nice find mate:thumb:

    Didn't the Russians produce another heavy tank and named it J S mk1 + 2. The J S after Joseph Stalin? I think it was used in the final part of WW2 in Berlin.
     
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    This is the tank that Germany captured and did some modeling for their tiger tank later in the war. Thou it could be a later version i think of?
     

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