Tamiya 1/35 Russian Heavy Tank KV-1 Model 1941


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A Weighty Adversary

The Soviet KV-1 was officially adopted in 1939 and went through a number of variants. Model 1941 KV-1s employed the 76.2mm ZIS-5 gun, which could tear through the armor on contemporary German tanks; its early production variants had a welded turret with armor up to 75mm thick, and hung tough in fierce fighting with German armor following the Nazi German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, contributing to the Soviet resistance that would eventually turn the tables and push back the German advance.

Soldiers were modelers, too?

It is said that German front line troops were provided with wooden and paper models of the KV-1 in a scale of around 1/20, to help identify the tanks and formulate counter-strategies. This kit includes a version in miniature 1/35 scale on the painting guide to cut out and use in dioramas of tactical meetings and the like.

  • The bulky KV-1, which helped in the Soviet defense against the feared Wehrmacht war machine, is captured in detailed 1/35.
  • The latest 3D modeling techniques were used to ensure a highly detailed finish with rough cast textures and weld lines.
  • A commander torso figure is included, depicted in uniform typical of the 1941-2 years. Goggles use clear components.
  • The model’s wide tracks have realistic depiction of upper run ‘sag.’ Early production road wheels are recreated.
  • A separate part is used to capture the driving compartment applique armor. Lenses on the lights are clear parts.
  • Hatches and fender-top stowage cases can be assembled open or closed, making this model adaptable to any scene you can imagine.
  • Length: 198mm.

This model kit recreates a WWII Soviet subject. Its considered an important design in the history of armor, as it was developed concurrently with the T-34 medium tank. Armed with a powerful 76.2mm ZIS-5 gun and continually updated to improve its survivability, it served through to the end of WWII.


  • 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit.
  • Early 1941 model is depicted.
  • Completely new design, with no parts brought over from previous kits.
  • Early 1941 features such as welded turret and early production road wheels are accurately rendered.
  • Surface textures such as the rough Soviet steel plate and cast areas reproduced with weld lines also depicted.
  • Driver and gearbox hatches, plus fender-top stowage cases can be assembled open or closed.
  • Simple turret ring construction.
  • Assembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections and recreate upper run.
  • Comes with two marking options and a single commander torso figure.

This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.