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KV-1/KV-2 - Soviet Heavy Tank

  • ¥58,400
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About the KV-1/KV-2 - Soviet Heavy Tank:

Named after People’s Defense Commissioner Kliment Voroshilov, the KV-1 heavy tank was initially not meant for production. Perhaps it should have been named the “Kotin-Stalin” instead; for it was designed by a team led by chief engineer Zh. Kotin, and given direct approval by Stalin himself. Given the slow start to production, few KV-1s were available at the onset of Operation Barbarossa. Quality, not quantity, was the deciding factor, however. Too heavily armored for the Pak-36 and Panzer light tank variants, a single KV-1 blocked any advance of some elements of the 6th Panzer Division for 24 hours.

After encountering heavily fortified defense lines, and seeing the success of the KV-1, a new variant of the Soviet Heavy Tank was ordered. Specially equipped with a heavy Howitzer, the KV-2 was meant to destroy concrete bunkers. The unmistakable profile of the redesigned tank spawned the nicknames “Little Turret” and “Big Turret.” Soviet engineers sacrificed mobility and balance in exchange for firepower; only 334 of the KV-2 were produced. Overall, the Soviet Heavy Tanks surprised German forces and played a key role in the defense against Operation Barbarossa.

Specifications:

Crew: 5
Armament: 76mm L32, 3x DT 7.62mm Machine Guns/ 152mm Howitzer
Range: 140 miles (200km)
Speed: 26mph (38 km/h)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Decide just how powerful you want your Soviet Heavy Tank kit to be! Alternate parts and instructions allow you to build either the KV-1 turret or the KV-2 (Howitzer) turret. Both turrets turn and include elevating guns, and an opening gunner’s hatch. Custom printed elements include a Soviet Star on the KV-1 turret. The front viewport is printed, as are the four storage crates on the rear mud guards. Rolling tracks on your Soviet Heavy Tank are wide enough to ensure that your kit will weather any terrain during its missions.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Umar Akmurzajev
740 elements
1x custom minifig designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years building experience recommended)