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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 9:58 p.m. PST

Nice pics…



ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 3:01 a.m. PST

I always thought that the KV-2 was the strangest looking tank.

Cuprum225 Mar 2020 3:44 a.m. PST

A tank specially designed to storm and break through concrete fortifications. It appeared as a desire to overcome the problems encountered during the storming of the Finnish Mannerheim Line. In fact, this is a self-propelled assault gun, but equipped with a rotating turret.

4th Cuirassier25 Mar 2020 5:45 a.m. PST

Completely unrelated comment but it is very noticeable in these pictures how thin real tanks tracks are compared to the "rubber band" types on 1/76 and 1/72 kits.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 7:57 a.m. PST

A 2 story tall tank!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 11:41 a.m. PST



14Bore25 Mar 2020 11:53 a.m. PST

Word is on a incline the turret can't be rotated, but you have to appreciate the pure size of that monster.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2020 6:16 a.m. PST

It also has been widely reported that firing the gun with the turret over 15 degrees off from straight on had a tendency to unseat the turret.

4th Cuirassier26 Mar 2020 9:21 a.m. PST

It looks exactly like what a kid would draw if you told a kid to draw a tank.

Lee49426 Mar 2020 9:36 a.m. PST

Poke all the fun you want but if you were in a German PzKw III and got hit with one of its shells, armor piercing or not, it HURT. Cheers!

Cuprum226 Mar 2020 7:12 p.m. PST

With all the shortcomings of this tank, there was nothing like that at that moment. To destroy it was extremely problematic and the main losses of the KV-2 were not combat (tanks were abandoned or destroyed by their crews during the retreat, as a result of lack of fuel, breakdowns or stuck).

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2020 9:01 p.m. PST

Some KV 1 pics…in german hands…



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 8:52 p.m. PST

Heavy tank KV-2…



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