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Tamiya 1/48 Military Miniature Russian KV-2 Heavy Tank Scale Model Kit #32538
This is Tamiya 1/48 Military Miniature Russian KV-2 Heavy Tank Scale Model Kit.
Following the release of the KV-1 Heavy Tank, Tamiya introduces a 1/48 scale model of the KV-2 Heavy Assault tank. Based on the same chassis and hull as the KV-1, the KV-2 features a 152mm howitzer and a monster-sized turret to house the huge gun. This is the latest 1/48 Russian item to join the Tank Destroyer SU-122, T34/76 Medium Tank and Russian Infantry and Tank Crew Set. Following the creation of the KV-1 heavy tank, the Soviets produced a variant model armed with a short-barreled 152mm howitzer mounted in an impressively large turret. The so-called KV-2 heavy assault tank was developed as a more heavily armed tank, intended to target bunkers and other enemy strong points. The tank carried 36 High Explosive rounds for its main gun, and featured a machine gun for secondary armament. Like the KV-1, the KV-2 featured thick armor that rendered it immune to everything but artillery and aircraft fire, and was capable of posing a formidable threat to the invading Germans. However, it was also handicapped because of its heavy weight, which reduced speed and maneuverability and contributed to a higher number of breakdowns than the KV-1. 334 KV-2 units were built between November 1940 and November 1942, before production factories were captured or forced to relocate due to the German advance.
Detailed 1/48 assembly model kit of the Russian KV-2 Heavy Tank. Includes diecast chassis for added weight and realism. Model accurately replicates 152mm howitzer and large size turret. Gun and turret can move, and hatches on top and rear of turret may be opened or closed. Assembly type tracks come with straight parts made of single pieces. Includes 3 types of turret slogan decals.