Soviet KV-85 Tank
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The Kliment Voroshilov (KV) tanks were a series of Soviet Red Army heavy tanks, named after the Soviet Defence Commissar and politician Kliment Voroshilov.
During the early part of the Second World War KV-1 tanks were renowned for their extremely heavy armour protection. They were almost completely immune to the 3.7 cm KwK 36 and howitzer-like, short barreled 7.5 cm KwK 37 guns mounted respectively on the early Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks fielded by the invading German forces. Until better guns were developed by the Germans it was often the case that the only way to defeat a KV was with a point-blank shot to the rear.
The KV-85 tank was a variant of the KV-1 heavy tank with a larger 85mm D-5T gun. Early models were fitted with the turret from the KV-1S tank and later models the JS-1 turret. The ball mounted hull machine gun was also removed (to accommodate the larger 85 mm ammunition) and the hole welded shut.
A total of 148 of these tanks were produced in the second half of 1943 until the spring of 1944 as a stopgap until the JS Heavy tank series entered production.
This model is built, airbrushed and weathered to an exceptional standard to represent a KV-85 vehicle in Poland in the winter of 1944. It comes complete with 2 crew members and plenty of stowage.
Please note the diorama base shown in the photos is for illustrative purposes only & is not included.
|Special Features||2 crew members & stowage|
|Price||£149.99 including postage & packing|
|(overseas customers may incur customs charges)|
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