With the KV-1 and KV-2 heavy tanks in operation, work was begun on even heavier designs. The KV-3 was an improved KV-1, the KV-4 a design exercise that created many weird and wonderful designs for multi-turreted tanks and assault guns, and the KV-5 an immense 100-ton tank with armour 170mm (6.7Ã¢â¬Â) thick mounting a 107mm gun.
In April 1941, N V Tseits of the SKB 2 design bureau was given six months to design this monster and deliver a prototype, Object 225. His design team included K I Kuzmin (hull), L Sychev (turret) and N Fedorchuk (running gear). Despite the short time frame, the design of the KV-5 was almost complete by August 1941 and production of the prototype had begun when the approaching German Army forced the design team to evacuate to the Urals. The proposed tank was huge: 36Ã¢â¬â¢5Ã¢â¬Â/11.10m long, 13Ã¢â¬â¢1Ã¢â¬Â/4.00m tall, and weighing 100 tons. The crew of five had plenty of room, but were widely separated.
Weighing in at 100 tons, the KV-5 is easily the heaviest tank attempted anywhere in the world to date. Its armour is impenetrable, while its gun can destroy any other vehicle in existence.
ROF 1; Anti-tank 14; Firepower 2+
Front 14; Side 12; Top 2
This box contains three KV-5 Super-heavy Tanks.