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KV-2 (Soviet Heavy-Tank)



It was a Soviet heavy tank intended to function as a self-propelled artillery.

 With a turret that carried a 152 mm howitzer, it was decided that the KV-2 would go into production. The KV-2 was conceived as a rupture tank, perfect for attacking fortifications and land defenses. For this, it had a modified M-10 model 1938/40 howitzer that could fire a projectile of 52 kg at 436 m / s, capable of penetrating a steel armor of 72 mm at 1500 m.

This vehicle was developed by the design office of the Kirov Factory of Leningrad (LKZ) in January 1940 in connection with the urgent need of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army of a well-protected tank with powerful weapons to fight against the fortifications of the Mannerheim Line built by Finland before the Winter War.

Preliminary designs were based on the replacement of the 76.2 mm barrel of the KV-1 with a 152 mm howitzer. It was necessary to expand the turret and thereby increase the height of the silhouette of the tank so it was necessary to increase the armor in order to withstand the intense expected fire. The weight of the KV-2 increased to 57 tons and its maximum speed was reduced to less than 30 km / h.

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Kirov reporting

Does anyone else remember that "From Berlin to Warsaw in just one tank" commercial?

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Aug 15, 2019
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