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KV-1 (Model 1939) build – Part 1:Introduction

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The vehicle

kv-1_400

“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.” [1]

Good, no-nonsense tanks, I reckon. Having seen one myself it is indeed an impressive machine [2].

The kit

trumpeter-kv-1_model_1939_box_400

Trumpeter 1/35 kit [3]. This kit – of the first production tanks in the KV series – is just one of many KV variants which Trumpeter have produced [4] [5].

References

1. KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–45, Steven J Zaloga & Jim Kinnear, Osprey Publishing, 1995 (link)
2. https://skarachsworld.co.uk/2011/06/13/bovington-tank-museum-october-2010-%E2%80%93-kv1/
3. http://www.4bogreen.com/kv-series/plastic-and-resin-kits/1-35-scale/trumpeter/01561-russian-kv-1-model-1939
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kliment_Voroshilov_tank#Models
5. http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/trumpeter/trumpeter.htm

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