Rozanov’s Destroyer Tank of Heavy Type

Soviet Union (1944) Heavy Tank Destroyer – Drawings Only The efforts and hardships that nations endure during war, both military and civilian alike, are often tied with compassion and the patriotic will to help out. This also included the design of tens, if not hundreds, of drawings and proposals of tanks and armored combat vehicles…

KV-4 (Object 224) Buganov

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only In spring of 1941, the Soviets were working on KV-1 replacements of various sizes and weights, from the moderate upgrade T-150, to the much larger KV-220. But rumors of German super heavy tank projects catalyzed the development of a variety of even larger heavy tank projects,…

KV-4 (Object 224) Pereverzev

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only Based on rumors of German heavy tank developments, the Soviets expanded their heavy tank programs in the spring of 1941. One of these projects was that of the KV-4, which entailed a competition among several designers from the SKB-2 design bureau. One of these proposed designs…

KV-4 (Object 224) Ermolaev

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only During the spring of 1941, the Soviet SKB-2 heavy tank bureau was working on various types of heavy tanks, ranging from the uparmored KV-1, the T-150, to the super heavy KV-4 and KV-5 tanks. The development of the KV-4 entailed a new philosophy in which engineers…

KV-220 (Object 220/T-220)

Soviet Union (1940-1941) Heavy tank – 2 Prototypes Built Click here to partake! Even before the KV-1 entered mass production, there were plans to improve its characteristics, most importantly the armament and armor. One of these was the KV-220, an attempt to improve the armor of the KV-1 up to 100 mm, and increase firepower…

Object 212 SPG

Soviet Union (1940-1941) Heavy Self-Propelled Gun – Only Components Built Even after the KV-2 entered service with the Soviet military, its mediocre concrete penetration still left the Soviet artillery units craving for a more powerful bunker buster after the encounters with the Finnish Mannerheim Line. Development would lead to the Object 212 SPG, but due…

Object 222 (T-222/KV-3/KV-6)

Soviet Union (1941) Heavy tank – Partial Mock-up Built Even before the T-150 heavy tank entered trials in January 1941, several issues had already been noted and a new turret was designed. Nonetheless, this turret never left the drawing board. A second attempt was made during and after the T-150 trials, and the tank was…

T-150 (KV-150/Object 150)

Soviet Union (1940-1943) Heavy Tank – 1 Prototype Built The KV-150, or more commonly named T-150, was an attempt to improve the armor of the KV-1 even before the KV-1 entered mass production. With 90 mm of armor all around and a 700 hp engine, it could have been a better option had it not…

KV-4 (Object 224) Marishkin

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only The KV-4 program was started in March 1941 to deal with alleged new heavy tank advances by the German Reich. Development took place at the Leningrad Kirov Factory design bureau SKB-2 headed by J.Y. Kotin. A design competition was held, with over 27 different design proposals….

KV-4 (Object 224) Sychev

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only A few months before the German invasion of the USSR, the Soviets were working on developing massive heavy tanks. One of these programs was the KV-4 projects, which included 27 different proposals. One of these was from LKZ engineer L.E. Sychev. Instead of focusing on revolutionary…

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