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World of Tanks KV-5 – 6 Kills 7,2K Damage
Medals received: Steel Wall, High Caliber, Top Gun
The KV-5 is a Soviet tier 8 premium heavy tank.
Development began in June 1941 at the Leningrad Kirov Plant and was completed by August, but plans were interrupted due to the complicated situation on the front. The KV-5 was to utilize some components of the KV-1. A new turret was designed, incorporating the 107-mm ZIS-6 gun. Two roadwheels and a single support roller were to be added on each side. A new 1,200 h.p. diesel engine was being developed for the vehicle, however it was not completed in time and was replaced with two V-2K engines.
This tank is known as a stronk tank and for its enormous hull and turret armor which are strong amongst all the premium tanks, but it lacks a proper cannon for its tier. Even more so than the other KVs, it’s a lumbering beast with a pitifully slow turret traverse rate. However, it is also extremely heavy and thus ramming other tanks is a very viable strategy in close-quarter combat (though you’ll need a bit of space to get up to speed). There are many weak spots on this tank that an experienced player can target to inflict heavy damage, but even so the sheer amount of HP can carry it through a lot of battles. In short, the KV-5 is an excellent steel wall/roadblock that can soak up damage for your teammates, but due to its lack of firepower, it’s better equipped to be a support tank than a spearhead.
This tank was removed from the in game store with the introduction of version 0.7.5. It last appeared in the NA server gift shop in April 2016, as part of the WoT 5th anniversary specials. On the EU server, it last appeared in the giftshop during Tankfest 2015 (June 2015).
Replay link: http://wotreplays.ru/site/8437839#stats
Outro song: Shlow Motion 2 by Niklas Ahlström