KV-4 (Object 224) Bykov

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only The KV-4 heavy tank program was an ambitious development over previous heavy tank projects developed at the LKZ plant in Leningrad. Catalyzed by the rumors of German heavy tank developments, the KV-4 was to have thick 120 mm or more of armor and a powerful 107…

KV-4 (Object 224) Grigoriev & Pavlov

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only Development –Dear reader: A more detailed development analysis of the KV-4 program can be found in the KV-4 Dukhov article–- At the start of 1941, the Soviet Union’s heavy tank fleet consisted of the KV-1, which had its share of problems, including poor mobility and mechanical…

KV-4 (Object 224) Turchaninov

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only The KV-4 was conceived in spring 1941 to deal with the rumors of new, powerful German heavy tanks. Its development process consisted of a design competition between several SKB-2 workers. One of these designs was made by the young engineer G.A. Turchaninov, heavily resembling an enlarged…

KV-4 (Object 224) Moskvin

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only The KV-4 heavy tank program was born from the perceived need for a much more powerful heavy tank than its predecessors. It was designed at the SKB-2 design bureau via a thorough competition. Thus, several different versions were proposed, including the one by G.N. Moskvin. Although…

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-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…

KV-4 (Object 224) Kruchyonyh

Soviet Union (1941) Super Heavy Tank – Blueprints Only A few months prior to the German invasion of the USSR in 1941, the Soviets started a heavy tank program based on rumors of German heavy tank developments. One of the outcomes was the KV-4 competition, which involved 27 different tank proposals. The heaviest of them…

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