Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG3015
KV-II Russian Heavy Tank
WWII
Features:
Fully assembled
True to Scale (1:72)
Die-Cast chassis, turret and gun
Turret turns
Main gun can be elevated
Realistic tracks
Individual moving wheels
Highly detailed features
Professionally painted in accurate colors
Weathering
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
Looking at the KV-2 now one might say “what were they thinking”. But at the beginning of
WWII this monster of a tank was a fearsome sight on the early battlefields. There was
nothing else like it and the heavy armor made it almost impenetrable by any tank the
Germans had at the time. As the war progressed, the Germans developed better tanks
with greater firepower. The large KV-2 became an easy target and because of it being
under powered for its size it was slow moving. Another drawback was it was designed as
a break-through tank and was deployed in small units.  One of the most costly factors for
the KV-2 was the inability of the Soviets to keep these machines supplied with fuel and
ammunition. As a result many were just abandoned by their crew when they realized re-
supply wasn’t coming.

The KV series of Soviet tanks were named after Kliment Voroshilov and were very
effective against German armor during the early stage of WWII. A single KV-2 and infantry
could hold off a German offensive. The Germans referred to the huge KV-2 as the
“Russischer Koloss” – “Russian Colossus. Eventually the German 88 millimeter gun was
used with success against the KV-2. The KV-2 had a very high silhouette and because of
its size was very awkward. When used as a pill box buster or infantry support this
machine was great.


KV-2 (Klimenti Voroschilov) Specifications:

Weight:
52 tonnes

Dimensions:
Length:
23.3 ft – 7.1 m
Width:
10.9 ft – 3.32 m
Height:
10.6 ft – 3.23 m
Clearance:
1.4 ft – .43 m

Engine:
Diesel V-2K 600 hp
Maximum speed: 21 mph – 34km/h
Maximum range: 155 miles - 250 km

Armor:
Hull front /  2.95 in – 75 mm
Hull side/  2.95 in – 75 mm
Hull rear/  2.36 to 2.76 in – 60 to 70 mm
Turret/  2.95 in – 75 mm

Armament:
1 x 152 mm M-10 model 1938/1940 Howitzer
3 x 7.62 mm DT machine guns

Crew:
6

Production total:
Approximately 334
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