KV-1S – A lighter variant of late 1942 with higher speed, but thinner armour. A new, smaller, cast turret and redesigned rear hull were used. 1370 were built.
In response to criticisms, the lighter KV-1S (Russian language: КВ-1С) was released, with thinner armour and a smaller, lower turret in order to reclaim some speed. Importantly, the KV-1S also had a commander’s cupola with all-around vision blocks, a first for a Soviet heavy tank. However, the thinning-out of the armor called into question why the tank was being produced at all, when the T-34 could seemingly do everything the KV could do and much more cheaply. The Soviet heavy tank program was close to cancellation in mid-1943.
Item No 01567
Item Name Soviet KV-1S/85 Heavy Tank
Bar Code 9580208015675
Item Type Static Kit
Model Brief Length: 234.5mm Width: 94.8mm
Total Parts 430+
Released Date 2012-11
This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.