KV-13

From World Of Tanks
Jump to: navigation, search


KV-13

Icon
USSR Medium Tank Tier VII
Battle Tiers
123456789101112
Totals
Cost 1,375,500  Credits
Hit Points 1,0201,120 HP
Weight Limit 30.7/32.735.685/36.9 t
Crew
Commander (Radio Operator)
Gunner
Driver
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 500600 hp
Speed Limit 50/20 km/h
Traverse 3840 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 16.2916.81 hp/t
Pivot NoNo
Armor
Hull Armor 120/85/60 mm
Turret Armor85/85/85100/90/90 mm
Armament
Damage 82.5-137.5135-225 HP
Penetration 65-108108-180 mm
Rate of Fire
16.67100% crew: 17.38 rpm
+ Vents: 17.77 rpm
+ BiA : 18.17 rpm
+ Food: 18.95 rpm
10.17100% crew: 10.61 rpm
+ Vents: 10.85 rpm
+ BiA : 11.08 rpm
+ Food: 11.56 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
0.37100% crew: 0.35 m
+ Vents: 0.35 m
+ BiA : 0.34 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
m
Aim time
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
Turret Traverse
48100% crew: 50.06 deg/s
+ Vents: 51.19 deg/s
+ BiA : 52.32 deg/s
+ Food: 54.58 deg/s
48100% crew: 50.06 deg/s
+ Vents: 51.19 deg/s
+ BiA : 52.32 deg/s
+ Food: 54.58 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -7°/+25°-5°/+25°
Ammo Capacity 6860 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 1515 %
View Range
340100% crew: 340 m
+ Vents: 347.29 m
+ BiA : 354.57 m
+ Food: 369.14 m
360100% crew: 360 m
+ Vents: 367.71 m
+ BiA : 375.43 m
+ Food: 390.86 m
m
Signal Range
440100% crew: 458.86 m
+ Vents: 469.23 m
+ BiA : 479.6 m
+ Food: 500.34 m
625100% crew: 651.79 m
+ Vents: 666.52 m
+ BiA : 681.25 m
+ Food: 710.71 m
m
Parent Contour-USSR-KV-1s.pngContour-USSR-T-34-85.pngContour-USSR-Tetrarch LL.png
Child
Contour-USSR-T-43.png22,200 XP
Contour-USSR-IS.png22,400 XP
Research
RT-USSR-KV-13.jpg
Values are Stock - click for Top
USSR-KV-13.png

The KV-13 is a Soviet tier 7 medium tank.

Development was started in the fall of 1941, under the initiative of Semyon Ginsburg. After successful trials in the fall of 1942, the development of a second prototype was begun.

The tank benefits from being faster than the KV-1S while its hull armor roughly matches that of the KV-3 and IS, both heavy tanks, making it able to bounce quite a few shots from lower tier tanks. The KV-13's top gun does not match the penetration of comparable medium tanks, but it does have a relatively quick rate of fire.

The KV-13 leads to the T-43 and the IS.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI KV-13 mod. 1942 0085 85/85/85 mm
48100% crew: 50.06 deg/s
+ Vents: 51.19 deg/s
+ BiA : 52.32 deg/s
+ Food: 54.58 deg/s
48100% crew: 50.06 deg/s
+ Vents: 51.19 deg/s
+ BiA : 52.32 deg/s
+ Food: 54.58 deg/s
d/s
360°
340100% crew: 340 m
+ Vents: 347.29 m
+ BiA : 354.57 m
+ Food: 369.14 m
340100% crew: 340 m
+ Vents: 347.29 m
+ BiA : 354.57 m
+ Food: 369.14 m
m
0------ 18,10018,100 Credits 5,370 5,370 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
05V 76 mm ZiS-5 68 110/110/156 HP 86/102/38 mm 56 Credits/5 Gold/56 Credits
16.67100% crew: 17.38 rpm
+ Vents: 17.77 rpm
+ BiA : 18.17 rpm
+ Food: 18.95 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-7°/+25° --- 33,40033,400 Credits 1,155 1,155 kg
05V 76 mm S-54 68 115/110/165 HP 109/156/39 mm 56 Credits/5 Gold/24 Credits
16.67100% crew: 17.38 rpm
+ Vents: 17.77 rpm
+ BiA : 18.17 rpm
+ Food: 18.95 rpm
r/m
0.41100% crew: 0.39 m
+ Vents: 0.38 m
+ BiA : 0.38 m
+ Food: 0.36 m
m
2.9100% crew: 2.78 s
+ Vents: 2.72 s
+ BiA : 2.66 s
+ Food: 2.55 s
s
-7°/+25° 4,300 41,48041,480 Credits 1,390 1,390 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
07VII KV-13 mod. 1943 0100 100/90/90 mm
48100% crew: 50.06 deg/s
+ Vents: 51.19 deg/s
+ BiA : 52.32 deg/s
+ Food: 54.58 deg/s
48100% crew: 50.06 deg/s
+ Vents: 51.19 deg/s
+ BiA : 52.32 deg/s
+ Food: 54.58 deg/s
d/s
360°
360100% crew: 360 m
+ Vents: 367.71 m
+ BiA : 375.43 m
+ Food: 390.86 m
360100% crew: 360 m
+ Vents: 367.71 m
+ BiA : 375.43 m
+ Food: 390.86 m
m
9,4509,450 20,50020,500 Credits 9,700 9,700 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
05V 76 mm ZiS-5 85 110/110/156 HP 86/102/38 mm 56 Credits/5 Gold/56 Credits
16.67100% crew: 17.38 rpm
+ Vents: 17.77 rpm
+ BiA : 18.17 rpm
+ Food: 18.95 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-7°/+25° --- 33,40033,400 Credits 1,155 1,155 kg
05V 76 mm S-54 85 115/110/165 HP 109/156/39 mm 56 Credits/5 Gold/24 Credits
16.67100% crew: 17.38 rpm
+ Vents: 17.77 rpm
+ BiA : 18.17 rpm
+ Food: 18.95 rpm
r/m
0.41100% crew: 0.39 m
+ Vents: 0.38 m
+ BiA : 0.38 m
+ Food: 0.36 m
m
2.9100% crew: 2.78 s
+ Vents: 2.72 s
+ BiA : 2.66 s
+ Food: 2.55 s
s
-7°/+25° 4,300 41,48041,480 Credits 1,390 1,390 kg
05V 122 mm U-11 50 450/370 HP 61/140 mm 257 Credits/10 Gold
5.26100% crew: 5.49 rpm
+ Vents: 5.61 rpm
+ BiA : 5.74 rpm
+ Food: 5.98 rpm
r/m
0.57100% crew: 0.55 m
+ Vents: 0.53 m
+ BiA : 0.52 m
+ Food: 0.5 m
m
2.9100% crew: 2.78 s
+ Vents: 2.72 s
+ BiA : 2.66 s
+ Food: 2.55 s
s
-5°/+25° 3,750 59,92059,920 Credits 1,600 1,600 kg
06VI 85 mm D-5T 74 160/160/280 HP 120/161/43 mm 109 Credits/7 Gold/98 Credits
12100% crew: 12.51 rpm
+ Vents: 12.8 rpm
+ BiA : 13.08 rpm
+ Food: 13.65 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.9100% crew: 2.78 s
+ Vents: 2.72 s
+ BiA : 2.66 s
+ Food: 2.55 s
s
-5°/+25° 4,500 61,53061,530 Credits 1,500 1,500 kg
07VII 85 mm D5T-85BM 60 180/180/300 HP 144/194/44 mm 150 Credits/7 Gold/139 Credits
10.17100% crew: 10.61 rpm
+ Vents: 10.85 rpm
+ BiA : 11.08 rpm
+ Food: 11.56 rpm
r/m
0.37100% crew: 0.35 m
+ Vents: 0.35 m
+ BiA : 0.34 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-5°/+25° 15,500 73,60073,600 Credits 1,850 1,850 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI V-2K 0500 500 hp 015 15 % Diesel --- 23,05023,050 Credits 0750 750 kg
07VII V-2IS 0600 600 hp 015 15 % Diesel 11,000 36,00036,000 Credits 0750 750 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
06VI KV-13 32.732.7 t 03838 d/s ------ 12,25012,250 Credits 8,000 8,000 kg
07VII KV-13M 36.936.9 t 04040 d/s 8,1008,100 17,05017,050 Credits 8,000 8,000 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
07VII 10RK
440100% crew: 458.86 m
+ Vents: 469.23 m
+ BiA : 479.6 m
+ Food: 500.34 m
440100% crew: 458.86 m
+ Vents: 469.23 m
+ BiA : 479.6 m
+ Food: 500.34 m
m
0--- --- 18,60018,600 Credits 0100 100 kg
09IX 12RT
625100% crew: 651.79 m
+ Vents: 666.52 m
+ BiA : 681.25 m
+ Food: 710.71 m
625100% crew: 651.79 m
+ Vents: 666.52 m
+ BiA : 681.25 m
+ Food: 710.71 m
m
5,600 5,600 33,60033,600 Credits 0110 110 kg

Historical Info

The predecessors of the IS-1 and IS-2 tanks were the KV-1 Heavy Tank and KV-13 Heavily Armored Medium Tank. KV-13 (and its subsequentversion — Object 233) became the first major independent project of the Experimental Tank Factory, created in March 1942 in Chelyabinsk from Design Bureau No.2. N. V. Tseits, who had been recently released from a Gulag, was appointed head designer of the project.

Other members of the design team were K. I. Kuzmin (hull), N. M. Sinev (turret), S. V. Mitskevich (chassis) and G. N. Moskvin (general assembly). KV-13 was designed as a universal tank — medium tank weight and heavy tank protection. This project was distinguished by its extensive use of cast armour. Casting was used not only for the turret, but also for the main elements of its hull — the glacis, turret ring and rear. This reduced the usable internal space, but increased the effective armour protection whilst reducing the amount of armour needed for its manufacture. The last point was especially important in light of the State Defense Committee's decree of 1942 to minimise the consumption of armour materials.

The first test unit was designed and produced in an extremely short period of time and in May of 1942 it was delivered to the factory testing facilities. The tank weighed 31.7 tonnes and was armed with a 76.2 mm ZiS-5 gun and a coaxial DT TMG. The maximum front armour thickness of its hull was 120 mm, that of its turret — 85 mm. Its V-2K 600 h.p. engine allowed it to reach speeds of up to 55 km/h. Elements of the T-34's chassis, including tracks, were used, whilst the road wheels were taken from the KV. The KV-13 had an improved (U-shaped) radiator similar to the one previously used on the Kirov Factory variant of the T-50 tank. This allowed for a more efficient engine block configuration and also increased the efficiency of its air intake.

Several flaws surfaced during the testing of the first experimental unit of the KV-13: poor acceleration due to transmission problems, tracks and rollers easily damaged, tracks being thrown while making turns, etc. In July 1942, in the middle of its testing, the head designer N. V. Tseits died and N. F. Shamshurin was appointed in his place. On his initiative the KV-13 received the transmission developed by F. A. Marishkin for the KV-1S, as well as some other parts of its chassis. However, even after these improvements, the tank did not pass its tests and the military quickly lost interest in it. Despite these early failures, in December of 1942 the assembly of two new variants of the KV-13 began at the Experimental Tank Factory. The new vehicles shared only the hull, torsion bar suspension, and chassis from the first version. The turrets and many other elements were completely new designs. The transmission used was significant in its use of a planetary 2-step travesing gear designed by A. I. Blagonravov. The cooling system was improved, while the track links were lightened by making every other link flat (the so-called «Chelyabinsk tracks»).

The appearance of the German heavy Tigers on the Eastern Front played a direct and decisive role in increasing the speed of development of these new models. Kirov factory in Chelyabinsk and factory No.100 (the new name of the Experimental Tank Factory) of of NKTP were to manufacture two experimental tanks of the new «Josef Stalin» (IS) class, based on the two latest models of the KV-13, and prepare them for testing. The model armed with a 76.2 mm gun was designated IS-1 (Object 233). The second model, armed with a 122 mm U-11 tank howitzer was designated JS-2 (Object 234).

Both models were tested between March 22 and April 19, 1943 and in general performed quite well. The state commission noted that both JS tanks weighed less than the KV-1S, could achieve higher speeds, had better armour protection and had equal (IS-1) or better (IS-2) armament.
Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox
In other languages