KV 1
1941-1943
~6.247 units
Heavy tank
KV 1B 1941 data:
Weight: 47,50 tons
Width: 3,32 m
Length: 6,60 m
Height: 2,71 m
Crew: 5
Armour: 30-120 mm
Gun: 762 mm
Engine: 12/600 hps
Speed: 54 km/h Range: 180 km
The KV-1 was the Red Army’s standard heavy tank until 1943.
It was massproduced from February 1940 to early 1943. First service: the Finnish Winter war 1939. in 1941 some 636 KV-1 tanks had been built. Showed be too slow during action, a lighter and faster vehicle appeard in late 1942. Replaced by the JS (Josef Stalin) series. Production: ca 6.247 KVs. They were equipped with many different 76.2 mm guns. Several prototypes (#4-7) were made in 1941-42, but only a flame thrower version (KV-8) and the quite different KV-85 (1943) came into production.
KV 1 drawing