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Kv1 1941 model

The KV1 was a development of the Soviet ” breakthrough tank” concept. The design incorporated heavy armor invulnerable to German anti tank fire and a 76mm gun capable of firing HE . At the time of operation Barbarossa there were 508 KV models of all types available to the Russian army but their penny packet deployment and poor mechanical reliability resulted in a disappointing results and little overall impact on the campaign.

Rv331 vehicle