My son and I got into World of Tanks over the summer. Subsequently, this prompted my son to ask for some KV5 tanks as they are a good premium money maker in the game. Battlefront released a boxset of 3 KV5 several years ago as part of the Mid War Monsters release. Word is they will be offering individual tanks for sale via special offer soon. My kid painted 2 out of three of the tanks with a special camo scheme that was inspired from world of tanks.
|Designation||Tyazhyeliy Tank KV-5|
|Crew||5 (cdr, gnr, ldr, dvr, MG gnr)|
|Armament||1 x 107mm ZIS-6 gun; 3 x 7.62mm DT MGs|
|Armour Thickness||Up to 170mm|
|Engine||2 x V-2 12-cylinder diesel; 2368cu in/39 litre, 600hp each|
|Suspension||Transverse torsion bar|
Weighing in at 100 tons, the KV-5 is easily the heaviest tank attempted anywhere in the world to date. Its armour is impenetrable, while its gun can destroy any other vehicle in existence.
SpecificationsDesignation: Tyazhyeliy Tank
Crew: 5 (cdr, gnr, ldr, dvr, co-dvr)
Armament: 1x 107mm ZIS-6
gun, 2x 7.62mm DT machine-guns.
Ammunition Stowage: 44x 107mm, 2772
Armour Thickness: Up to 130mm
supercharged 12-cylinder diesel, 2368cu in/39 litre,
Suspension: Transverse torsion bar
Road Radius: less than 124 miles/200km
In Flames Of War
The ZIS-6 107mm gun is the most powerful tank gun in the world. No tank in existence is immune to its armour-piercing shot. The KV-3 provides a relatively mobile and well-protected mount for this superb weapon.
Weapon: Range: 32″/80cm; ROF: 1; Anti-tank: 14; Firepower 2+
Armour: Front: 10; Side: 8; Top: 2
Equipment and Notes: Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Overloaded, Slow tank, Unreliable.
KV-1S obr 1942
Manufacturer: Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in
Chelyabinsk (ChKZ or Tankograd)
Production Quantity: 1370
Production Period: August 1942 ~ April 1943
Crew: (5) Commander, gunner, auxiliary driver,
Length overall: 7.0m
Width: 3.3m Height: 2.8m
Combat Weight: 42500kg (compared to KV-1 of 48000kg
Radio Equipment: 9R or 10R
Weapon: 76.2mm gun (ZIS-5 or
F-34) +3 7.62mm machine-guns
Armour: 75mm front, 82mm gun mantlet/turret front, 75mm turret sides and rear, 60mm hull side and rear
KV-1S was used to arm both the Guards Heavy Tank Companies and the Heavy Tank
Companies of the 1942 organisation Mixed Tank Battalion.Despite it
being lighter than the KV-1e it is still a formidable tank. It has excellent
mobility being Fully-tracked but not limited by the Slow Tank rule of other KVs.
It also had Wide Tracks making it excellent in difficult terrain. The improved
turret with the command cupola also means it does not suffer from Limited
Vision. It still has excellent armour, Front 8, Side 6 and Top 2.
It is armed with the same gun as the T-34 giving it range 32”/80cm, ROF 2, AT 9
and FP 3+.