KV-2

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KV-2

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USSR Heavy Tank Tier VI
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 920,000  Credits
Hit Points 810860 HP
Weight Limit 51.2/56.853.05/60.8 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Radio Operator
Driver
Loader
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 500600 hp
Speed Limit 35/11 km/h
Traverse 1618 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 9.7711.31 hp/t
Pivot NoNo
Armor
Hull Armor 75/75/70 mm
Turret Armor75/75/7075/75/70 mm
Armament
Damage 337.5-562.5225-375 HP
Penetration 46-76125-209 mm
Rate of Fire
5.45100% crew: 5.69 rpm
+ Vents: 5.82 rpm
+ BiA : 5.95 rpm
+ Food: 6.2 rpm
6.19100% crew: 6.45 rpm
+ Vents: 6.6 rpm
+ BiA : 6.74 rpm
+ Food: 7.03 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.57100% crew: 0.55 m
+ Vents: 0.53 m
+ BiA : 0.52 m
+ Food: 0.5 m
0.45100% crew: 0.43 m
+ Vents: 0.42 m
+ BiA : 0.41 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
Aim time
2.9100% crew: 2.78 s
+ Vents: 2.72 s
+ BiA : 2.66 s
+ Food: 2.55 s
3.4100% crew: 3.26 s
+ Vents: 3.19 s
+ BiA : 3.12 s
+ Food: 2.99 s
s
Turret Traverse
14100% crew: 14.6 deg/s
+ Vents: 14.93 deg/s
+ BiA : 15.26 deg/s
+ Food: 15.92 deg/s
16100% crew: 16.69 deg/s
+ Vents: 17.06 deg/s
+ BiA : 17.44 deg/s
+ Food: 18.19 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -7°/+18°-7°/+18°
Ammo Capacity 8050 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2015 %
View Range
320100% crew: 320 m
+ Vents: 326.86 m
+ BiA : 333.71 m
+ Food: 347.43 m
330100% crew: 330 m
+ Vents: 337.07 m
+ BiA : 344.14 m
+ Food: 358.29 m
m
Signal Range
360100% crew: 375.43 m
+ Vents: 383.91 m
+ BiA : 392.4 m
+ Food: 409.37 m
440100% crew: 458.86 m
+ Vents: 469.23 m
+ BiA : 479.6 m
+ Food: 500.34 m
m
Parent Contour-USSR-KV1.png
Child
Contour-USSR-S-51.png93,000 XP
Contour-USSR-T150.png13,000 XP
Research
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The KV-2 is a Soviet tier 6 heavy tank.

Heavy assault tank. Developed on the basis of the KV-1 in January 1940, with a total of 334 vehicles manufactured from 1940 through 1941. The KV-2 tanks were used in action in 1941, with most of the vehicles lost the same year.

Known as the "King of Derp", the KV-2 shares the same chassis as the KV-1, but features an extremely large turret designed specifically for mounting the 152 mm M-10 howitzer. When stock, the KV-2 is equipped the 122mm U-11 howitzer, previously available on the KV-1 with a very slight rate of fire increase. When fully upgraded, the KV-2 is able to mount the 152mm M-10 howitzer. This gun is extremely powerful, but is hindered by very long reload time, low accuracy, and poor penetration. Nevertheless, the KV-2 was, prior to the matchmaking change in 0.7.5, one of the tier 6 tanks that could remain useful in even Tier 10 battles. Its armor remains unchanged from the KV-1; at Tier 6, its armor is no longer the formidable barrier it was at tier 5, but remains in-line with other Tier 6 tanks. The turret is extremely heavy, but fortunately, this tank does have an engine upgrade available to help compensate.

The KV-2 leads to the S-51 and the T-150.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
05V MT-1 0075 75/75/70 mm
14100% crew: 14.6 deg/s
+ Vents: 14.93 deg/s
+ BiA : 15.26 deg/s
+ Food: 15.92 deg/s
14100% crew: 14.6 deg/s
+ Vents: 14.93 deg/s
+ BiA : 15.26 deg/s
+ Food: 15.92 deg/s
d/s
360°
320100% crew: 320 m
+ Vents: 326.86 m
+ BiA : 333.71 m
+ Food: 347.43 m
320100% crew: 320 m
+ Vents: 326.86 m
+ BiA : 333.71 m
+ Food: 347.43 m
m
0------ 9,3809,380 Credits 11,050 11,050 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
05V 122 mm U-11 80 450/370 HP 61/140 mm 257 Credits/10 Gold
5.45100% crew: 5.69 rpm
+ Vents: 5.82 rpm
+ BiA : 5.95 rpm
+ Food: 6.2 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°/+18° --- 59,92059,920 Credits 1,600 1,600 kg
06VI 152 mm M-10 36 700/700/910 HP 110/136/86 mm 725 Credits/12 Gold/810 Credits
2.5100% crew: 2.61 rpm
+ Vents: 2.67 rpm
+ BiA : 2.73 rpm
+ Food: 2.84 rpm
r/m
0.6100% crew: 0.58 m
+ Vents: 0.56 m
+ BiA : 0.55 m
+ Food: 0.53 m
m
4100% crew: 3.84 s
+ Vents: 3.75 s
+ BiA : 3.67 s
+ Food: 3.52 s
s
-5°/+12° 5,800 60,00060,000 Credits 2,300 2,300 kg
07VII 107 mm ZiS-6 50 300/300/360 HP 167/219/54 mm 270 Credits/10 Gold/280 Credits
6.19100% crew: 6.45 rpm
+ Vents: 6.6 rpm
+ BiA : 6.74 rpm
+ Food: 7.03 rpm
r/m
0.45100% crew: 0.43 m
+ Vents: 0.42 m
+ BiA : 0.41 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
3.4100% crew: 3.26 s
+ Vents: 3.19 s
+ BiA : 3.12 s
+ Food: 2.99 s
s
-5°/+18° 14,400 68,29068,290 Credits 2,400 2,400 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI MT-2 0075 75/75/70 mm
16100% crew: 16.69 deg/s
+ Vents: 17.06 deg/s
+ BiA : 17.44 deg/s
+ Food: 18.19 deg/s
16100% crew: 16.69 deg/s
+ Vents: 17.06 deg/s
+ BiA : 17.44 deg/s
+ Food: 18.19 deg/s
d/s
360°
330100% crew: 330 m
+ Vents: 337.07 m
+ BiA : 344.14 m
+ Food: 358.29 m
330100% crew: 330 m
+ Vents: 337.07 m
+ BiA : 344.14 m
+ Food: 358.29 m
m
5,3005,300 17,20017,200 Credits 12,050 12,050 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
05V 122 mm U-11 80 450/370 HP 61/140 mm 257 Credits/10 Gold
5.45100% crew: 5.69 rpm
+ Vents: 5.82 rpm
+ BiA : 5.95 rpm
+ Food: 6.2 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
-7°/+18° --- 59,92059,920 Credits 1,600 1,600 kg
06VI 152 mm M-10 36 700/700/910 HP 110/136/86 mm 725 Credits/12 Gold/810 Credits
2.5100% crew: 2.61 rpm
+ Vents: 2.67 rpm
+ BiA : 2.73 rpm
+ Food: 2.84 rpm
r/m
0.6100% crew: 0.58 m
+ Vents: 0.56 m
+ BiA : 0.55 m
+ Food: 0.53 m
m
4100% crew: 3.84 s
+ Vents: 3.75 s
+ BiA : 3.67 s
+ Food: 3.52 s
s
-7°/+12° 5,800 60,00060,000 Credits 2,300 2,300 kg
07VII 107 mm ZiS-6 50 300/300/360 HP 167/219/54 mm 270 Credits/10 Gold/280 Credits
6.19100% crew: 6.45 rpm
+ Vents: 6.6 rpm
+ BiA : 6.74 rpm
+ Food: 7.03 rpm
r/m
0.45100% crew: 0.43 m
+ Vents: 0.42 m
+ BiA : 0.41 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
3.4100% crew: 3.26 s
+ Vents: 3.19 s
+ BiA : 3.12 s
+ Food: 2.99 s
s
-7°/+18° 14,400 68,29068,290 Credits 2,400 2,400 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
04IV M-17F 0500 500 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 13,46013,460 Credits 0610 610 kg
06VI V-2K 0500 500 hp 015 15 % Diesel 5,100 23,05023,050 Credits 0750 750 kg
06VI V-5 0600 600 hp 015 15 % Diesel 5,500 27,86027,860 Credits 0700 700 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
04IV KV-2 Mod. 40 56.856.8 t 01616 d/s ------ 4,0204,020 Credits 10,600 10,600 kg
06VI KV-2 Mod. 41 60.860.8 t 01818 d/s 4,8004,800 15,90015,900 Credits 10,600 10,600 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
05V 10R
360100% crew: 375.43 m
+ Vents: 383.91 m
+ BiA : 392.4 m
+ Food: 409.37 m
360100% crew: 375.43 m
+ Vents: 383.91 m
+ BiA : 392.4 m
+ Food: 409.37 m
m
0--- --- 3,6603,660 Credits 0100 100 kg
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
3,100 3,100 18,60018,600 Credits 0100 100 kg

Historical Info

KV-2 tank, the most heavily armored tank at the beginning of the WW2

The KV-1 entered in service in December 1939 and was tested during the Russo-Finnish war (War of winter). During this war, the high command issued that the Red Army had an urgent need for a heavy tank equipped with a more powerful armament to destroy the enemy fortifications (bunkers...). Four KV-1 were diverted to be tested with the heavy howitzer of 152 mm. They were the engineers of the KTZ which was charged to realize this conversion. After only two weeks, the project was finalized on paper. Initially it was the howitzer of 152 mm model 1909/1930 which was selected but the latter was quickly replaced by M-10 model 1938/1940, more modern. Of course, to accommodate this imposing weapon, a new turret (MT-1) was to be created.

At the beginning of 1941, the project was renamed KV-2. The imposing turret of the KV-2 was assembled on the hull of a KV tank experimental with double turrets. The first tests on this machine had been carried out on February 10, 1940. The tests on defence works were excellent and the KV-2 was thus accepted for the production.

In the late 1930 the Russians began developing "artillery tank" variants of some of their existing designs, such as the T-26 and BT-7. The T-26A proved a failure, but the cavalry BT-7A was more successful and limited production was undertaken. These tanks meant to provide high-explosive fire support to the regular BT tanks. With the introduction of the T-34 with its dual purpose 76mm gun, the idea of separate "artillery tanks" began to die out, by the experience in the Russian-Finnish Winter War prompted a brief revival using the KV tank. In their early assaults on the Mannerheim Line in January 1940 the Soviets found that even their new, experimental heavy tanks, the SMK, T-100 and KV-1, were unable to smash the well-built Finnish bunkers. The Kirovsky works in Leningrad received an urgent request for a bunker-buster, and in a remarkably short time they responded with the KV-2, armed with a 152mm howitzer. A prototype KV-2 was rushed to the front in February 1940, and successfully wrecked a number of Finnish bunkers near the town of Summa. Having proved the principle, the Red Army placed a large order for the type. The early KV-2 model 1939 was perhaps the most ungainly tank of its generation. The huge turret owed its bulk to a simple fact of life; because it used the existing KV-1 turret ring the howitzer's recoil could not be contained within its restricted diameter. By siting the trunnions well above the turret ring, the breech was given ample room to recoil at all angles of elevation without risking striking the turret ring armour, or the floor of the turret bustle. The turret was a simple, almost crude, assembly of flat welded plates forming the front, sides, rear and roof, while the turret ring was guarded by curved plates fore and aft. The howitzer trunnions were guarded by huge "D-plates" reinforced by three triangular webs on each side, the whole assembly being bolted to the turret front. The turret rear had a detachable Vee-plate which could be unbolted to allow the howitzer to be more easily removed for servicing, or replacement. The secondary armament was a single DT machine gun, mounted co-axially above to the right of the howitzer. For anti-aircraft defence, another DT could be rigged on the ring of the commander's hatch. The 152mm howitzer was sighted by a telescope built into the upper left side of the mantlet "box". Close-in defence was provided by plug-and-chain pistol ports in both sides of the turret, and flanking the howitzer-removal panel of the rear. Vision devices were extremely limited. One observation periscope was provided for the commander, and two vision slits appeared in the sides of the turret. A pair of episcopes covered the rear quarters, providing a method of aiming a pistol or sub-machine gun through the rear ports. The gunner's sole vision device was his gunsight telescope,leaving him heavily dependent on his commander for gunnery orders.

Production

A total of 330 specimens of the KV-2 were produced in 1940-1941in LKZ (Leningrad). Two models were created. The KV-1A (model 1940) had a too heavy turret which could be moved only on flat ground. The production of this model was abandoned end 1941. The KV-2B had a larger mantlet with a rounded shield. It weighed 4 tons more than model A and some were equipped with flame thrower. The KV-2B was carried out starting from the hull of the KV-1A. During the production, an additional machine-gun was installed.


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