|51.06 / 56.8 公斤重量|
Pros and Cons
- 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, expecting you to have the 152mm M-10
- This tank can strike fear even within some Tier 8s
- Long reload time
- Long aim time
- Slow turret and hull traverse
- Low shell velocity with 152mm
- 152mm HE damage is rather inconsistent
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).
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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