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KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16)

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With the KV-1 and KV-2 heavy tanks in operation, work was begun on even heavier designs. The KV-3 was an improved KV-1, the KV-4 a design exercise that created many weird and wonderful designs for multi-turreted tanks and assault guns, and the KV-5 an immense 100-ton tank with armour 170mm (6.7”) thick mounting a 107mm gun.

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Mid-war Monsters
In our research we have uncovered lots of really interesting experimental tanks. Some were just designs that were never completed. Others were completed as prototypes, and some even saw small-scale field testing!

These tanks were weird and wonderful, ranging from a 100-ton monster and a First World War relic, to a tank with two side-by-side main guns, an armoured car weighing more than a tank, and a machine-gun armed light tank with the armour of a heavy tank!

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Mid-war Monsters
KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16)
In April 1941, N V Tseits of the SKB 2 design bureau was given six months to design this monster and deliver a prototype, Object 225. His design team included K I Kuzmin (hull), L Sychev (turret) and N Fedorchuk (running gear). Despite the short time frame, the design of the KV-5 was almost complete by August 1941 and production of the prototype had begun when the approaching German Army forced the design team to evacuate to the Urals
Super-heavy tanks and heavily-laden assault guns often overload their engines and suspensions, making them very poor at crossing obstacles.

When required to take a Bogging Check to cross Difficult Going, an Overloaded vehicle becomes Bogged Down on a roll of 1 or 2, rather than the usual 1. An Overloaded vehicle must re-roll successful Skill Tests to cross Very Difficult Going.
The proposed tank was huge: 36’5”/11.10m long, 13’1”/4.00m tall, and weighing 100 tons. The crew of five had plenty of room, but were widely separated.

Both the driver-mechanic and the radio operator-machine gunner had separate compartments with their own vision cupolas. The turret was large for its three man crew, with another machine-gun cupola on top for the commander.
KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16)
Whether poorly designed, unsuitable for the conditions, or requiring more maintenance than current supply considerations will allow, these vehicles have a significant chance of breakdown when pushed too hard.

If an Unreliable vehicle attempts to move At the Double, roll a die. On a roll of 1 the vehicle becomes Bogged Down.
KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16) The KV-5 was a true monster of a tank. Nearly three times as long as a T-34 medium tank, and over twice as high, it dominated the battlefield in more ways than one. While it is slow, the gigantic KV-5 is almost immune to all enemy action and can destroy any enemy tank at long range.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Jeremy Painter
The KV-5 Super-Heavy Tank in Flames Of War
Equipment and Notes
KV-5 Very Slow Tank 14 12
Co-ax MG, Deck MG, Cupola MG,
Overloaded, Unreliable.
107mm ZIS-6 gun
1 14 2+
KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16)
KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16)
KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16)
KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16)
KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16)
KV-5 Super-heavy Tank (MM16)

Last Updated On Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront