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Trumpeter 1:35 - Soviet KV-8S Heavy Tank - Plastic model kit #01572

The Soviet KV tanks were heavy tanks used by the Red Army during the Second World War. KV stood for Kliment Voroshilov, the Soviet politician and defense commissar. The KV tanks were famous for their heavy armour protection. The KV-1 was invulnerable to most German weapons except the 8.8cm Flak gun, until the Germans developed more effective guns. The KV-1 outclassed the French Char B1, which was the only other heavy tank in service at that time.

During the Winter War, the KV's proved to be highly resistant to Finnish anti-tank weapons, and the first order of 50 KV's was placed. However, the KV tank had serious flaws: it was difficult to steer, the transmission was unreliable, and the ergonomics were poor. These flaws were rectified with the introduction of the KV-1S. The KV-1S was lighter and had thinner armour and a smaller lower turret.

The KV-8S was based on the KV-1S and had an ATO-42 flamethrower (improved version of the ATO-41 used in the KV-1 and KV-8). However, after a few years it turned out that the expensive KV tanks could be replaced by the T-34 medium tanks which had a better performance. The KV series became a base for the development of the IS tanks (IS - Josif Stalin).

Item No: 01572
Item Name: Soviet KV-8S Heavy Tank
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static Kit
Model Dimension: Length 197.8mm, Width 94.8mm
Total Parts: 430+ pcs
Metal Parts: brass wire
Photo Etched Parts: n/a
Film Parts: n/a
Resin Parts: n/a
Total Sprues: 23 sprues and lower hull
Released Date: 2014-06

- The kit w/refined detail consists of over 430 parts
- Multi-slide moulded lower hull
- 192 individual tracks links

Collections: All, Soviet, Vehicles, WWII

Category: Trumpeter Tanks

Type: Tanks

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