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KV-3 (Stock)

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Totals
1390000 Cost
1220 HPDurability
64.88 / 71.8 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Radio Operator
  4. Driver
  5. Loader
  6. Loader
Armor
120/90/90Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
100/100/100Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
600 h.p.Engine Power
32 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
18 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
200 damage
120 mmAverage Penetration
6.51 Time for Complete Loading
20 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
Communication
230 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
VII
KV-3
1390000
Developed on the basis of the KV heavy tank, the vehicle initially had very few differences from the mass-produced model. It underwent field trials in January–February 1941. Eventually, several crucial changes were made to the design, greatly boosting the combat characteristics of the vehicle. By July 22, 1941, chassis and engine development was completed. According to some sources, in the fall of 1941, the vehicle was equipped with a serial KV turret and sent to the front.

The KV-3 is a Soviet tier 7 heavy tank.

Initially designed as a replacement for the KV-1. The hull and suspension had been developed at the outbreak of World War II, but the KV-3 was never mass-produced.

The KV-3 is defined by its lengthened and more heavily armored KV chassis, and a much rounder turret design. It can use a large variety of guns, but it's best known for the 122mm D-25T cannon, a weapon it shares with the IS. It sports an impressive 120mm of frontal hull armor, its turret is relatively well armored too, and the conical design makes bouncing frequent. When upgraded, it can mount the V-2SN engine, which gives a huge boost of horsepower. It is however much slower than the IS, and like the IS it lacks penetration compared to the German and US heavy tanks of its tier.


The KV-3 leads to the KV-4.


Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VI T-220 100/100/100 20 230 0 10000
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
VI 85 mm F-30 120/161/43 200/200/300 9.22 0.42 3.4 0 1550
VI 85 mm S-31 119/159/43 200/200/300 9.22 0.42 3.4 5130 1500
VII 107 mm ZiS-6 167/219/54 320/320/400 5.74 0.45 3.4 16990 2400
Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VII KV-3 130/115/115 20 230 7120 12300
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
VI 85 mm F-30 120/161/43 200/200/300 9.22 0.42 3.4 0 1550
VI 85 mm S-31 119/159/43 200/200/300 9.22 0.42 3.4 5130 1500
VII 107 mm ZiS-6 167/219/54 320/320/400 5.74 0.45 3.4 16990 2400
VII 100 mm D10T 175/235/50 280/280/350 6.67 0.42 2.9 16500 2257
VII 122 mm D-2-5T 175/217/61 400/400/500 3.53 0.46 3.4 20060 2600
VIII 122 mm D-25T 175/217/61 400/400/500 4 0.46 3.4 19000 2590
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
VI V-5 600 15 0 750
VII V-2IS 600 15 12980 750
VIII V-2SN 750 15 12000 750

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
VI KV-3 71.8 18 0 14200
VII KV-3 Bis 71.8 20 6320 14200
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
V _10R 500 0 100


Compatible Equipment

Heavy Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class
Cyclone Filter
Improved Ventilation Class 3
Large-Сaliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Almost impenetrable for lower tiers if properly angled
  • High HP (1300)
  • High alpha damage with the 122 mm cannon
  • Tough frontal armor
  • Great at side-scraping


Cons:


  • Slow without the best engine
  • Long silhouette
  • Low accuracy and atrocious aim time (3.4 seconds)
  • Not as mobile as the IS, especially in terms of turning speed
  • Pretty poor gun mantlet, can be penetrated by 135mm+ penetration guns easily


History for this tank not found


USSR
Light Tanks IMS-1 IIBT-2 IIT-26 IITetrarch IIIBT-7 IIIBT-SV IIILTP IIIM3 Light IIIT-127 IIIT-46 IVA-20 IVValentine II
Medium Tanks IVA-32 IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIT-34-85 VIT-34-85 Victory VIIKV-13 VIIT-34-85 Rudy VIIT-43 VIIIT-44 IXT-54 XObject 140 XT-62A
Heavy Tanks VChurchill III VKV-220 Beta-Test VKV-1 VIKV-1S VIKV-2 VIT-150 VIIIS VIIKV-3 VIIIIS-3 VIIIIS-6 VIIIIS-6 Fearless VIIIKV-5 VIIIKV-4 IXIS-8 IXST-I XIS-4 XIS-7
Tank Destroyers IIAT-1 IIISU-76 IVSU-85B VSU-85 VSU-85I VISU-100 VISU-100Y VIISU-152 VIISU-100M1 VIISU-122-44 VIIIISU-152 VIIISU-101 IXObject 704 IXSU-122-54 XObject 263 XObject 268
Heavy Tanks
USA VT14 VT1 Heavy Tank VIM6 VIIT29 VIIIT32 VIIIT34 VIIIT34 Independence IXM103 XT110E5
UK VChurchill I VExcelsior VIChurchill VII VITOG II* VIIBlack Prince VIIICaernarvon IXConqueror XFV215b
Germany IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) IVDurchbruchswagen 2 VVK 30.01 (H) VIVK 36.01 (H) VIITiger I VIITiger (P) VIITankenstein VIIILöwe VIIITiger II VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A IXE 75 IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B XE 100 XMaus
USSR VChurchill III VKV-220 Beta-Test VKV-1 VIKV-1S VIKV-2 VIT-150 VIIIS VIIKV-3 VIIIIS-3 VIIIIS-6 VIIIIS-6 Fearless VIIIKV-5 VIIIKV-4 IXIS-8 IXST-I XIS-4 XIS-7
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