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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3014
KV-1 Heavy Tank Diecast Model
Soviet Army, Stalingrad, USSR, 1942

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

Around the end of June 1942 German forces of 300,000 troops with 3,000 artillery pieces and 300 tanks were advancing to cross the Don River and weren't far from Stalingrad. Stalin knew he had to stop or slow the German advance so he sent 200,000 troops, 100 artillery pieces, 258 T34/76 and 40 KV-1 Heavy Tanks to Stalingrad. When the Germans stopped to re-supply the Soviet 1st Tank Army launched a counter-attack and the 40 KV-1s were sent to smash their way into the enemy and do as much damage as possible. Eventually the Soviets were over powered but that wasn't until late August 1942 when the Soviet 1st Tank Army was eliminated.

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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