Russian KV-1 1942 Lightweight Cast Turret
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Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size. In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $32.50You pay: $22.99(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: HobbyBoss ModelsStock Number: HBB 84814Scale: 1/48View all products of type "KV-1"
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The KV heavy tank was designed and used as heavy break-through tank. To a tank of this task, the shortcomings of its L-11 main gun, which is not good at dealing with enemies' bunkers and fortifications, could be fatal! So a heavy tank carrying a much bigger gun to better do the job was created along side the 76.2 mm gun tanks. The first of this type uses a new big high turret of 7 sides that mounting the 152mm M-10 howitzer. This version, which had many detail differences to the later standard type was usually dubbed KV 'Big Turret' or KV-2 Model 1939. As such a big turret on the usual KV hull proved to be very un-maneuverable it soon earned a funny nickname of "Mobile washroom"!