KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939-45 by Steven J. ZalogaKV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939-45 by Steven J. Zaloga

KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939-45

bySteven J. ZalogaIllustratorPeter Sarson

Paperback | January 15, 1996

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 100 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


Named after Klimenti Voroshilov, the People's Commissar for Defence, the KVs proved a nasty surprise for German tank crews during the early days of Operation Barbarossa. Although slow, they were extremely heavily armoured. This volume examines the transition from multi-turreted tanks to heavy single-turret vehicles, consisting of the KV-1 and 2, and the increased favour given to the heavy single-turret after the Germans began to develop ammunition capable of penetrating even the thickest armour, whilst detailing the design, development and operational history of the Soviet Union's monstrous KV series of tanks.
Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe...
Title:KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939-45Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.63 × 7.22 × 0.1 inPublished:January 15, 1996Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1855324962

ISBN - 13:9781855324961

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Design and Development · Inside the KV-1 · Operational History · Improvements in Armament · Variants · Tactical Problems