Object 701 Prototype No.0

Soviet Union (1944) Heavy Tank – 1 Prototype Built Click here to partake! The development of a completely new tank meant to replace the IS-2 began in summer 1943 at the ChKZ plant in absolute secrecy, with first models being shown to the state in December. After project approval and funding, further work commenced and…

K-1 (Object 701 First Draft Version)

Soviet Union (1943-1944) Heavy Tank – Scale Model Built In the summer of 1943, the Chelyabinsk Kirov Plant began the development of a new heavy tank out of their own initiative under the name K and index Object 701. By December, the drafts of the tank were presented to the state and further funding and…

KV-3 (Object 223)

Soviet Union (1941) Heavy Tank – 1 Partial Prototype + 1 Mock-Up Built Right after the trials of the T-150 and KV-220 heavy tanks, trial reports on the anti-tank capabilities of high caliber German anti-aircraft guns and German heavy tank developments kickstarted the development of even more powerful heavy tanks. One of these was the…

KV-2 with 107 mm ZiS-6

Soviet Union (1941) Gun Testbed – 1 Converted In summer 1940, one of the ways through which Soviet officials wanted to improve the firepower of their heavy tanks was to mount an 107 mm gun in the KV-2. This idea was later dropped in favor of new, heavier tanks which were to directly mount the…

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 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…

IS-M (Shashmurin)

Soviet Union (1944) Heavy Tank – Drawings Only Click here to partake! Just months after the IS-2 began production, work began on developing a new heavy tank to replace it down the line. Engineer N. F. Shashmurin and his team envisioned an unusual tank, meant as a direct IS-2 upgrade, the IS-M. The most notable…

T-VI-100

Soviet Union (1944-1945) Heavy Tank – None Built The Panzerkampfwagen VI “Tiger” Ausführung E is one of the most outstanding and iconic vehicles in the history of tank building. The Tiger caused significant problems for the Allies when it first appeared at the front. Fortunately for the Allies, shortly after, several vehicles were captured by…

Grote’s 1,000 tonne Festungs Panzer ‘Fortress Tank’

Soviet Union/German Reich (1932) Superheavy Tank – None Built In armored terms, few tanks evoke more awe in terms of size and specifications than the Maus, a 200-tonne behemoth from the tank-stable of the even more famous Dr. Porsche. It is also no secret that there is a certain following, especially online and in the…

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