Trumpeter Military Models 1/35 Soviet KV1S/85 Heavy Tank Kit

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SKU: TSM-1567

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KV-1S – A lighter variant of late 1942 with higher speed, but thinner armor. A new, smaller, cast turret and redesigned rear hull were used. 1370 were built. 

In response to criticisms, the lighter KV-1S (Russian language: КВ-1С) was released, with thinner armor and a smaller, lower turret in order to reclaim some speed. Importantly, the KV-1S also had a commander's cupola with all-around vision blocks, a first for a Soviet heavy tank. However, the thinning-out of the armor called into question why the tank was being produced at all, when the T-34 could seemingly do everything the KV could do and much more cheaply. The Soviet heavy tank program was close to cancellation in mid-1943.
  • 430+ Parts
  • Well defined raised and engraved exterior surface features (including weld seams)
  • Finely rendered running gear (with multi-part wheels and sprockets), individual link track, optional position hatches, new tool cast texture turret, filigree exterior fittings, cylindrical fuel tanks, clear-molded lamp lenses, braided wire tow cable, turned metal gun barrel
  • Photo-etch parts (grille, brackets, fine details)
  • 5-view color painting guide for a typical Soviet tank.

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