SD KV-2 Heavy Artillery Tank Free Paper Model Download

SD KV-2 Heavy Artillery Tank Free Paper Model Download

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SD KV-2 Heavy Artillery Tank Free Paper Model DownloadThis tank paper model is a SD KV-2 (KV: Kliment Voroshilov), a heavy assault tank with the M-10 152 mm howitzer, the KV-2 was produced at the same time as the KV-1, the papercraft created by Robashin. Due to the size of its heavy turret and gun, the KV-2 was slower and had a much higher profile than the KV-1. Those captured and used by the German Army were known as (Sturm)Panzer kampfwagen KV-II 754 and often used for artillery observation due to its height.

The Kliment Voroshilov tanks were a series of Soviet Red Army heavy tanks, named after the Soviet defense commissar and politician Kliment Voroshilov. The KV series were known for their extremely heavy armour protection during the early part of World War II, especially during the first year of the invasion of the Soviet Union.

They were almost completely immune to the 3.7 cm KwK 36 and howitzer-like, short barreled 7.5 cm KwK 37 guns mounted respectively on the early Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks fielded by the invading German forces. Until better guns were developed by the Germans it was often the case that the only way to defeat a KV was with a point-blank shot to the rear.

Prior to the invasion, about 500 of the over 22,000 tanks then in Soviet service were of the KV-1 type. When the KV-1 appeared, it outclassed the French Char B1, the only other heavy tank in operational service in the world at that time. Yet in the end it turned out that there was little sense in producing the expensive KV tanks, as the T-34 medium tank performed better (or at least equally well) in all practical respects. Later in the war, the KV series became a base of development for the Josef Stalin (Iosif Stalin, or IS) series of tanks. [Source: HobbyDatabase]

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