While the design looked formidable on paper, an underpowered engine, unreliable mechanics, and poor mobility limited its effectiveness in battle. Nonetheless, it played a role in the defense of Russia during the initial stages of war on the Eastern Front, and helped hold the line until more modern tanks could be developed.
About the ModelReplica-quality 1/48 scale finished display model of the KV-2. Intimidating form of the heavy tank, including the massive turret, is accurately reproduced. Professionally-applied washing technique with light weathering effects give the tank a realistic appearance. Unique pad-printed markings distinguish this finished model from the assembly kit version. Die-cast chassis provides added weight to match the tank?s formidable presence. Special numbered display base with nameplate is included. Line it up with other 1/48MM Russian AFVs or display it with its former German adversaries.