Killer Tanks: The KV Tank - Russian Steel Monster - documentary

Killer Tanks: The KV Tank - Russian Steel Monster
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Killer Tank documentary. The Kliment Voroshilov tank or “KV” was a series of soviet tanks that were used by the red army against flood of the German invasion of the East during world war 2. They were known as the tanks that liberated Russia and struck fear into the German army because of their heavy duty armor making the tank seem undefeatable, which in a large part was completely true since the weaponry on Germanys best tanks at the time, the Panzer III and IV could barely penetrate the KV’s armor.


The KV-1 was produced from 1939 to 43 and when it was first developed in 1939 it was the most advanced heavy tank in the world and turned the NAZI regime away at the gates of Moscow.  There was a variant of the original design (The KV-2) which featured a 122mm gun which was largest tank mounted weapon used in world war 2.


Using archive footage and information provided by historians this documentary tells the story of this historic machine.


Some facts about the KV tank:

  1. Weight 45 tonnes
  2. Length 6.75 m (22 ft 2 in)
  3. Width 3.32 m (10 ft 11 in)
  4. Height 2.71 m (8 ft 11 in)
  5. Crew 5
  6. Operational range 335 km
  7. Speed 35 km/h (22 mph)

Jonathan Booth
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