KV-1E Model 1940

KV-1E Model 1940 (E stands for "s ekranami" -- with appliqué armor) was an armored vehicle (tank, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) primarily on the Eastern Front. The KV-1 was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. KV-1 was produced and deployed by the Red Army of the Soviet Union (USSR). The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the KV-1 tank for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to KV-1E Model 1940.

KV-1E Model 1940
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in Chelyabinsk
Origin Russia (USSR)
Country Name Origin Year
Russia (USSR) 1941
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Russia (USSR) View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in Chelyabinsk 1941 View
Formal DesignationKV-1E Model 1940 [E stands for "s ekranami" -- with appliqué armor]
Manufacturer(s)Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in Leningrad (LKZ)
Production Quantityseveral hundred1Production PeriodSpring-Summer 1941
TypeHeavy TankCrew5
Length overall6.8 m (22' 4")Barrel Overhang0
Width3.3 m (10' 10")Height2.7 m (8' 10")
Combat Weight47500 kg (105000 lbs)Radio Equipment71-TK-3
Primary Armament76.2mm Gun F-32Ammunition Carried111
Traverse (degrees)360°Elevation (degrees)-4° to +25°
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.SightTOD-6, PT-62
Secondary Armament3 x 7.62mm DT MG
(coaxial, bow, turret rear)
Ammunition Carried3024

Engine Make & ModelV-2KTrack Links87-90/track
Type & DisplacementV12, n.a.Track Width65 cm (26")
Horsepower (max.)600hp@2000rpmTrack Ground Contact433 cm (170")
Power/Weight Ratio12.6 hp/tonneGround Pressure0.84 kg/cm2 (11.9 psi)
Gearbox5 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance0.45 m (1' 6")
FuelDieselTurning Radius9.45 m (31' 0")
Range on/off road250 kmGradient36°
Mileage on road240 l/100kmVertical Obstacle1.0 m (3' 3")
Fuel Capacity600 lFording1.5 m (4' 11")
Speed on road30 km/hTrench Crossing2.7 m (8' 10")
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull35+75mm@60°75mm@90° or

1Total KV-1 variants produced during 1941 exceeded 1,121.
2Sources suggest the F-32 gun used the same sights as the L-11 gun.

RT, SHT, BP04, ST, SKVr, PH21r, PH22r, OOBTr, RTAV, RAH, George R. Bradford

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