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World of Tanks KV-5 – 5 Kills 7,5K Damage
Medals received: Brothers in Arms, Steel Wall
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 for its thick hull and turret armor, as well as its impotent but fast-firing 107 ZiS-6M. Even with the massive armor, it can still keep up with most heavy tanks.
Being extremely heavy and featuring a high top speed enables ramming of other tanks – adding to the damage output.
There are many weak spots on this tank that an experienced player can target to inflict heavy damage, as well as the flat surfaces of the turret, but even so the sheer amount of HP and high DPM 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).
Outro song: OST World of Tanks – Intro Login 2018