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Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

(Location: Hall 1: Soviet Heavy Tanks)

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Unique ID: 350
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: July 2008
Type (ID): KV-1S-85 (2782)
Model (ID): KV-1S-85 (2782)
Location Category (ID): Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles (2100)
Location (ID): Hall 1: Soviet Heavy Tanks (2110)
Serial Number:
Other Identification: Collection number 105 painted on left turret side.
Collection Reference:
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Location History:
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1: Chelyabinskiy Traktornyy Zavod (ChTZ), Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Ekaterinburg and Surrounding Regions, Russia (Sole manufacturer)
2: Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Moscow Oblast, Russia (Current location)

At the same time as the T-100 was being built, a more conventional single-turreted tank was being designed. This proved to be the better design and was manufactured in large quantities as the KV-1 and, with design changes to reduce weight, as the KV-1S (for “Skorostnoi”, ‘fast’). Kubinka has an example of the KV-1 but it is currently on permanent loan to the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow. A prototype, the KV-1S-85, was developed armed with the 85mm gun from the forthcoming Iosef Stalin tank, the IS 1. The idea proved successful and as an interim measure some 130 KV-1S vehicles were put into production as the KV-85. They were fitted with complete IS-1 turrets as these had become available.

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Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 398
Added: 22 July 2008
Filename: Scan_KV1...
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