Soviet SPG KV-6
|Kit # 72004||
Zebrano is a small 1/72 scale manufacturer from Belorussia, which has released some interesting Russian vehicles from the WW2 era. Not the same vehicles as with many other manufacturers, but more exotic subjects and prototypes of vehicles not earlier released in this scale. Some kits are manufactured in collaboration with other manufacturers using kit parts from brands like PST and UM.
The first 4 vehicles were released under the PST label. The later vehicles were released under the "Zebrano" label. These kits include a KV kit from PST or a Gaz truck from UM, with extra resin or brass parts from Zebrano. The company also released some completely new vehicles and figures.
The KV-7 self-propelled gun was designed in November 1941 on the initiative of the ChKZ design bureau in Chelyabinsk and the UZTM design office in Sverldovske under the overall supervision of J. Kotin. Installation of the weapons by UZTM was supervised by KN Ilin and H. S. Efimov, from ChKZ - GNMoskvin. Senior engineer was LE Sychev. The vehicle was built on the basis of the KV-1 heavy tank with a different gun. The first prototype was made by UZTM in December 1941 and was tested on the shooting range. Final assembly of the machine was carried out by ChKZ in early 1942. It was the first heavy self-propelled gun in the Soviet Union during WWII. Series production was not pursued.
Its armament consisted of two 45mm and one 76mm cannon. As additional weapons it used two DT machine guns. Tests showed that the tank lacked in firepower for its intended role.
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