KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–45

KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–45

New Vanguard 17
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Illustrator: Peter Sarson
  • Short code: NVG 17
  • Publication Date: 15 Jan 1995
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.Peter Sarson has produced graphic cutaways for many armoured vehicle publications, and is regarded as one of the world's great illustrators of military vehicles. Peter lives and works in Dorset.

Contents

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

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