KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–45

KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–45 cover

KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–45

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Named after Klimenti Voroshilov, the People's Commissar for Defence, the KVs proved a nasty surprise for German tank crews during the early days of Operation Barbarossa. Although slow, they were extremely heavily armoured. This volume examines the transition from multi-turreted tanks to heavy single-turret vehicles, consisting of the KV-1 and 2, and the increased favour given to the heavy single-turret after the Germans began to develop ammunition capable of penetrating even the thickest armour, whilst detailing the design, development and operational history of the Soviet Union's monstrous KV series of tanks.

Table of Contents

Design and Development · Inside the KV-1 · Operational History · Improvements in Armament · Variants · Tactical Problems

Product details

Published Jan 15 1996
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855324961
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 53 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 17
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Peter Sarson

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