Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1939 (Trumpeter)

This is the Trumpeter 01561 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1939’.

Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1939

History

The KV type tank that research to manufacture wins in the competition of the heavy type tank from the factory of Kirov in 1939, ising named after KV-1.

First material in KV-1 types L-11s 76.2mm of artillery; July of 1940, the heavy type in the series of KV tank production be transfered by the factory of Kirov the 100 factory production, henceforth the KV-1 that produce all changed to pack better types F-32s in function 76.2mm of artillery.

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Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 Type C (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 066-1600 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 Type C’.

Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 Type C

History

The name KV, were the initials of Klim Voroshilov. Klim was a Soviet hero who did a great job back in the Russian Civil War (at least that is what Soviet propagandists sell). Between the wars he spent his time pointing the big finger at his comrades so that Stalin had plenty of cannon fodder for his purges. His value as a Marshal during WW2 was less than spectacular. He was quickly replaced on the front line and spent the remainder of the war reviewing parade troops. This rather dim witted Marshal was probably under qualified to even do that.

When first introduced in late 1930’s, the KVI was no doubt one of the most powerful tanks in the world, and a complete secret. It was built to be completely “bulletproof”, and was shot proof against the 37mm Anti-Tank Gun with it’s thick 100mm armor.

In the B-model, armor was increased an additional 25-35mm. The C-model used a cast turret, replacing the old plated one to increase protection.

This heavy tank, weighing around 45 tons with crew of five, was armed with 76.2mm main gun and two MGs. The armament was considered heavy for 1940, but by 1943 the main gun lacked punching power against new Panthers and Tigers. Its weight caused constant trouble with the transmission. As weight increased due to additional armor, the engine power was not increased. This caused successive models to become slower.

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Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1942 (Trumpeter)

This is the Trumpeter 00359 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1942’.

Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1942

History

Because warlike vehemence, the Kriov factory gave birth to casts the KV-1 of the quick-fried tower, nameding after the KV-1 model 1942 (heavy cast Turret), Turret in this kind of foundry contain better bullet-proof features, the armor thickness also comes to 95mm of, the main firecrackers also changed to pack better types ZIS-5s in function 76.2mm artillery.
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Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1942, Lightweight Cast Turret (Trumpeter)

This is the Trumpeter 00360 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1942, Lightweight Cast Turret’.

Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1942, Lightweight Cast Tank

History

The superior armor protection of the heavy cast turret on the KV-1 model 1942 tank has its cost! The weight of the tank now reaches 47 tones and this weight are consider heavy even for a modern tank standard!

The KV series utilize the same engine without major changes and the more and more added heavy weight drops the maximum speed from 35 Kilometers/hours to 28 kilometers/hour.

Off road performances are even worst and hard to operate. To solve the problem, a lightweight cast turret was born. One feature helps to identify turret of this type – A large cast ring around rear machine gun mount.

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German Panzerkampfwagen, KV-1 756(r) (Trumpeter)

This is the Trumpeter 00366 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Panzerkampfwagen, KV-1 756(r)’.

German Panzerkampfwagen, KV-1 756(r)

History

Not enough problem in ability in protection in armor that aim at the KV-1 1941 type, design the personnel proceeded a series enhance the work of the armor, turret of the KV-1 improving behind comes to an about 75mm of thicknesses.

Form the KV-1 shown at the bottom of the lefthand page there arose this KV-1 with a German 7.5cm L/43 cannon and German commander’s cupola. The armour was sprayed with German camouflage paint.

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Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1941 small turret (Trumpeter)

This is the Trumpeter 00356 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1941 small turret’.

Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1941 small turret

History

The KV type tank that research to manufacture wins in the competition of the heavy type tank from the factory of Kirov in 1939, ising named after KV-1.

KV-1 the beginning batch quantity produces in 1942 February, at the beginning of the production model number calls the KV-1 model 1941 “small turret”, first material in KV-1 types L-11s 76.2mm of artillery; July of 1940, the heavy type in the series of KV tank production be transfered by the factory of Kirov the 100 factory production, henceforth the KV-1 that produce all changed to pack better types F-32s in function 76.2mm of artillery.

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Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 Ehkranami (Trumpeter)

This is the Trumpeter 00357 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 Ehkranami’.

Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 Ehkranami

History

To solve the problem of the fear of inadequacy of armor protection on the already heavily armored KV-1 Model 1941, It was decided to bring the armor protection of the turret up to a thickness to 75mm.

Since the capability of producing such a thick armor plate was lacking at the time, so an interim solution was to use bolt on armor, 25mm of thickness, bolt directly to the outside of the turret and some other parts of the hull. This type was usually referred to as KV-1s Ehkranami.

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Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1942, simplified turret (Trumpeter)

This is the Trumpeter 00358 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1942 simplified turret’.

Russian Heavy Tank, KV-1 model 1942 simplified turret

History

Because the additional armor in KV-1 type manufacturing craft is trivial and produce the efficiency lowly, therefore a kind of new KV-1 appeared again, this kind of is called M KV-1 1942 the characteristics of types consist in the armor that enhance completely with then increase production efficiency for the simplification of the purpose designs.

The bodywork armor was again 75 millimeters of to increase 90 millimeters of, dry by heat the most thick place in armor of the tower attains 120 millimeters.

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