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KV2 (Stock)

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Totals
920000 Price
810 Hit Points
51.06 / 56.8 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
75/75/70Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
75/75/70Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
500 h.p.Engine Power
35 km/hSpeed Limit
18 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
450 Standard Shell Damage
61 mmStandard Shell Penetration
11 Time for Complete Loading
14 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
320 mView Range
360 mSignal Range
VI
KV-2
920000
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.

KV-2

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V MT-1 11050 75/75/70 14 320
Level Gun Weight (t) Standard Shell Penetration (mm) Standard Shell Damage Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 122 mm U-11 1600 61/140 450/370 5.45 0.57 2.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV M-17T 610 500 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV KV-2 mod. 1940 10600 56.8 18
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio V 10R 0 360

KV-2-122

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V MT-1 11050 75/75/70 14 320
Level Gun Weight (t) Standard Shell Penetration (mm) Standard Shell Damage Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 152 mm M-10 2300 110/136/86 700/700/910 2.5 0.6 4
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI V-2K 750 500 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV KV-2 mod. 1940 10600 56.8 18
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VII 10RK 0 440

KV-2B

Recon

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VI MT-2 12050 75/75/70 14 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Standard Shell Penetration (mm) Standard Shell Damage Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 152 mm M-10 2300 110/136/86 700/700/910 2.5 0.6 4
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI V-2K 750 500 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI KV-2 mod. 1941 10600 60.8 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VII 10RK 0 440

KV-2/5

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VI MT-2 12050 75/75/70 14 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Standard Shell Penetration (mm) Standard Shell Damage Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VII 107 mm ZiS-6 2400 167/219/54 300/300/360 6.19 0.45 3.4
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI V-5 750 600 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI KV-2 mod. 1941 10600 60.8 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VII 10RK 0 440

KV-2 M1941

Speed

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VI MT-2 12050 75/75/70 14 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Standard Shell Penetration (mm) Standard Shell Damage Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 152 mm M-10 2300 110/136/86 700/700/910 2.5 0.6 4
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI V-5 750 600 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI KV-2 mod. 1941 10600 60.8 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VII 10RK 0 440

Compatible Equipment

Large 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-caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Lend-Lease Oil
Extra Combat Rations
Removed Speed Governor
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Extremely high alpha damage with 152mm howitzer and HE shells
  • Decent frontal armor
  • The turret may bounce some shots
  • The 107mm has a higher rate of fire than the identical gun on the T-150 and will catch enemies by surprise,
who will expect 
  • This tank can strike fear even within some Tier 8s


Cons:


  • Long reload time
  • Long aim time
  • Slow turret and hull traverse
  • Low shell velocity with 152mm
  • 152mm HE damage is rather inconsistent


Performance

The KV-2 is the most fun tank out of all Tier 6 tanks in the game, in the hands of the skilled player. With very high profile, huge but thin turret and the hull of the KV-1 that is useless against Tier 7s and 8s make it not the best frontline pushing tank. However, the excellent 152mm has excellent damage, capable of dealing 500-700 damage within one shot on even Tier 8 tanks (if you use HE shells). The long reload is annoying, so make sure you place your shots well. 107mm has a decent reload but isn't as outstanding as 152mm. You may want to use it if you do not like "troll guns" with inconsistent damage (sometimes you might hit only 50-80 damage if you are unlucky, but 200-500 is average damage against higher tiers).


Historical Info

When the Soviets entered the Winter War, the KV was among the tanks sent to be tested in combat conditions. The KV outperformed others. It's heavy armor proved highly resistant to Finnish anti-tank weapons, making it more difficult to stop. However, the Soviets found it difficult to deal with the concrete bunkers used by the Finns and a request was made for a tank with a large howitzer. One of the rush projects to meet the request put the howitzer in a new turret on one of the KV tanks. The 152 mm howitzer one as KV-2 Heavy Artillery Tank.

During the Battle of Raseiniai (23–27 June 1941)German forces encountered a unit equipped with the Soviet KV heavy tanks for the first time. The Germans' Panzer 35(t) tanks and antitank weapons were practically ineffective against the Soviet heavy tanks—some of them were out of ammunition, but closed with and destroyed German antitank guns by literally driving over them. Attempts to destroy these armoured giants concentrated on first immobilising them by firing at their tracks and then by tackling them with artillery, AA Guns, or by blowing them up at close range by high explosive charges of the Sticky Bomb type

On June 24, a single KV-2 heavy tank, at a crossroads in front of Raseiniai, managed to cut off elements of the 6th Panzer Division which had established bridgeheads on the Dubysa. It stalled the Division's advance for a full day while being attacked by a variety of antitank weapons, until it finally ran out of ammunition.

When production shifted to the Ural Mountains 'Tankograd' complex, the KV-2 was dropped. While impressive on paper, it had been designed as a slow-moving bunker-buster. It was less useful in highly mobile, fluid warfare that developed in World War II. The turret was so heavy it was difficult to traverse on uneven terrain. Finally, it was expensive to produce. Only about 300 KV-2s were made, all in 1940-41.


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