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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3013
KV-1 Heavy Tank Diecast Model
Finnish Army 1st Tank Bgd, #332, Karelian Isthmus, July 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
KV-1 Heavy Tank   3.75"   1.75"

The Finnish-Soviet War (Continuation War) began in June 1941 when both sides faced each other for the second time. When the Soviets retreated they left behind numerous disabled KV-1s that the Finns managed to retrieve enough parts to rebuild 2 working KV-1s. One was a KV-1 model 1942 and the other a KV-1E model 1940. The Finns labeled the model 1942 a KV-1A assigned number R-100 that was captured at River Syväri / Svir and the model 1940 a KV-1B assigned number R-170 that was captured at Solomanni / Solomennoye. In the summer of 1943 the two KV-1s were renumbered, KV-1A as Ps. 271-1 and the KV-1B as Ps. 272-1. Both tanks are displayed at the Parola Tank Museum (officially Armoured Vehicle Museum / Finnish Panssarimuseo) 110 kilometers north of Helsinki Finland.

KV-1 Heavy Tank

Designed to replace the disappointing multi-turreted T-35 heavy tank, the Soviet KV was in service from 1939 to 1945. The primary goal of the KV's designers was to build a tank with impenetrable armor, and they succeeded—any tank in service at the time of the KV's introduction would have had to attack at point blank range in order to breach its hull. It also had good firepower and traction, but was unfortunately slow and difficult to steer. By 1942, with the introduction of 50 and 75 mm guns and the high-velocity MK 10, the KV had lost its armor advantage, though it remained in service through the end of the war.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale KV heavy tank is constructed using an intelligent mix of diecast metal and plastic, which provides for a heavy feel with maximum scale replication. The top portion of the hull is made from plastic and the bottom from diecast metal. Fine details include rivets and bolts, separately-applied equipment such as boxes and tow cables, a 360 degree rotating turret, road wheels and torsion bar suspension. The series includes the KV1 variant—featuring a diecast metal turret with separately applied plastic side armor plates—and the KV2, featuring an unusually tall turret constructed from diecast metal with a pivoting metal cannon.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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