KV85 (Model 1943) Heavy Tank

Built as a stopgap upgrade in the face of the new Panthers and Tigers, this was the KV series hull with a new turret armed with the same 85 mm D-5T gun as the SU-85 and early versions of the T-34-85. Going into service from September 1943 it proved to be very successful.

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The KVI entered service in 1939 as the successor to the multi-turretted T35 and was first use was in the 1940 campaign in Finland armed with the short L/11 76.2mm gun. It would go through a number of changes and aventually become the basis of the late war heavy tanks so iconic of Russian tank design. Part of this progression became apparent, when in reaction to the the appearance of the Panther in the summer of 1943, the Soviets recognised the need to upgrade its tank force for the first time since 1941 and accepted that they needed to carry bigger guns to match the increasing numbers of Panthers and Tigers. The result was the stopgap upgrade of the KV series to the short-lived KV-85. Armed with the same 85 mm D-5T gun as the SU-85 and early versions of the T-34-85, this was a KV-1S with a new turret designed for the IS-85. Only 148 were built before the KV design was replaced by the IS-1 (aka IS-85). The KV-85 went into service from September 1943 and proved very successful.

    • SKU
      BR047
  • Manufacturer
    Milicast
  • Unit of Sale
    Single Unit
  • Assembly Status
    Unassembled Kit
  • Age Level
    17 Years & Up
  • Skill Level
    3 – Intermediate
  • Theme
    Militaria

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