Monday, April 20, 2015

Russian KV-2 tank

Until the German Tiger and Panther tanks were introduced on the Eastern Front, there wasn't much that could knock out these monsters.  The 4 inch thick armour made it largely immune to the standard 37mm and 75 mm guns of the Germans at the time. A 152 mm howitzer was the main gun, backed up by 3 machine guns. 
Main drawbacks were its lack of mobility and sheer weight. The program was cancelled after 1941 after less than 300 had been built.
The Germans happily used captured equipment.

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