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KV-1E Heavy Tank 109th Armored Division, 43rd Army, Soviet Army 

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KV-1E Heavy Tank 109th Armored Division, 43rd Army, Soviet Army
Scale:
1:72
Length:
3.75"
Width:
1.75"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
AL-0046


Historical Note:

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Historical:

The Kliment Voroshilov (KV) tanks were a series of Soviet heavy tanks named after the Soviet defense commissar and politician Kliment Voroshilov and used by the Red Army during World War II. The KV series were known for their heavy armour protection during the early part of the war, especially during the first year of the German invasion of the Soviet Union. In certain situations, even a single KV-1 or KV-2 supported by infantry was capable of halting the enemy's onslaught. German tanks at that time were rarely used in KV encounters as their armament was too poor to deal with the "Russischer Koloss" - "Russian Colossus."

The KV tanks were practically immune to the 3.7 cm KwK 36 and howitzer-like, short barreled 7.5 cm KwK 37guns mounted, respectively, on the early Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks fielded by the invading Germanforces. Until more effective guns were developed by the Germans, the KV-1 was invulnerable to almost any German weapon except the 8.8 cm Flak gun. Even then, in a speech to the Panzerkommission on 18 November 1941, Guderian stated that "the sloped armor causes hits from the 8.8 cm Flak gun to ricochet" referring to the KV-1.

Info: KV-1E Heavy Tank – 109th Armored Division, 43rd Army, Soviet Army, Briansk, USSR, 1941


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