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1939 - Soviet KV-1 Heavy Tank

Armament:       1 - 76.2mm gun caliber length L30.5
                            3 - 7.62mm MG
Engine:              V-2K, V-12 diesel, 550hp
Speed:               22 mph max.
Range:               100 miles
Crew:                  5
Weight:               47.5  tons

When introduced, far in advance of any other large tank. Used in assault support. Has lack of mobility and firepower. Problems with transmission. Forerunner of famous JS III super tank. Good torsion 
bar suspension system with steel rimmed bogies. Lack of commander's cupola and complex sighting system which hampered fast accurate shooting were negatives.  In 1942 relegated to infantry support.

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