KV-1 Model 1941

KV-1 Model 1941 was an armoured 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 armoured fighting vehicle, refer to KV-1 Model 1941.

KV-1 Model 1941
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in Chelyabinsk
Production Period 1941 - 1942
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 1942 View
Formal DesignationKV-1 Model 1941
Manufacturer(s)Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in Leningrad (LKZ) which was relocated to Chelyabinsk during 1941 and redesignated Factory No.100 Kirovskiy Works in Chelyabinsk (ChKZ or Tankograd)
Production Quantityseveral hundred1Production Period1941-1942
TypeHeavy TankCrew5
Length overall7.1 m (23' 4")Barrel Overhang0.3 m (0' 4")
Width3.3 m (10' 10")Height2.7 m (8' 10")
Combat Weight45000 kg (99000 lbs)Radio Equipment71-TK-3
Primary Armament76.2mm Gun ZiS-5
or F-34
Ammunition Carried114
Traverse (degrees)360°Elevation (degrees)-4° to +25°
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.SightTMFD, PTK
Secondary Armament3 x 7.62mm DT
(coaxial, bow, turret rear)
Ammunition Carried3024

Engine Make & ModelV-2KTrack Links87-90/track
Type & DisplacementV12, n.a.Track Width65cm (26")
Horsepower (max.)600hp@2000rpmTrack Ground Contact433 cm (170")
Power/Weight Ratio13.3 hp/tonneGround Pressure0.80 kg/cm2 (11.4 psi)
Gearbox5 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance0.45 m (1' 6")
FuelDieselTurning Radius9.45 m (31' 0")
Range on road250 kmGradient36°
Mileage on road240 l/100kmVertical Obstacle1.0 m (3' 3")
Fuel Capacity600 lFording1.5 m (4' 11")
Speed on road35 km/hTrench Crossing2.7 m (8' 10")
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom

1Total KV-1 variants produced during 1941 exceeded 1,121 and in 1942 equalled 1,753.
RT, TD, SHT, BP04, ST, SKVr, PH21r, PH22r, OOBTr, RTAV, RAH

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