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5 KV-1's Hold Leningrad


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DrexMaverick #1 Posted Sep 07 2016 - 13:19

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August 1941, the German 8th Panzer division drove into an well set Soviet ambush by 5 KV-1s near Leningrad.

After two hours of intensive fire 43 German tanks have been knocked out by those 5 KV-1 which halted the German advance over Leningrad.

Curious fact is that one KV-1 received 135 hits without any penetration!

 

 

 

 



Imglidinhere #2 Posted Sep 07 2016 - 13:25

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Truth be told, the KV-1 and Matilda were both the main reasons for the push for heavier hitting tanks and what ultimately led to the Tiger. :P 

Anlushac11 #3 Posted Sep 07 2016 - 13:52

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Battle of Krasnogvardeysk.

 

German Panzer II's and 37mm armed Panzer III's versus KV's. Germans tried to move off road to flank the KV's and got stuck in the soft ground. KV's 76.2mm would have zero problems penetrating PzII's and early PzIII's while nothing Germans had on site could pen KV's.



E25_Syndrome_Aito #4 Posted Sep 07 2016 - 13:59

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Not after the machinery designed to destroy them came out.

Ofc those lightly armed Panzers couldn't penetrate KV's.

 

 



diehard10four #5 Posted Sep 07 2016 - 14:27

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Yep, the real basis for effectively tier 2s and slow tier 4s versus very heavy tier 5s, without any premium ammo.

 

You get almost the same sort of fight with KV-1 and panthers or tigers, or shermans and tigers. Or potentially anything versus the Maus if it got going against any tanks on the WWII battlefied at the time.

 

And on the 135 hits, makes sense. Imagine a kv220 against a team of tier 4s without derp guns, driven by yellows. If they dont get the brain spark to flank it as a team they die one by one, every time.



T2Terminator #6 Posted Sep 07 2016 - 14:48

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The Russian bias was real in 1941.

65Camino #7 Posted Sep 07 2016 - 15:16

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View PostGasai__Yuno, on Sep 07 2016 - 12:59, said:

Not after the machinery designed to destroy them came out.

Ofc those lightly armed Panzers couldn't penetrate KV's.

 

 

 

 Actually though, the Tiger I did not have a significant impact on tank warfare in WWII. Too few, too many mechanical problems, too late. Too bad and amen.

E25_Syndrome_Aito #8 Posted Sep 07 2016 - 15:43

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View Post65Camino, on Sep 07 2016 - 14:16, said:

 

 Actually though, the Tiger I did not have a significant impact on tank warfare in WWII. Too few, too many mechanical problems, too late. Too bad and amen.

 

Yeah yeah sure sure.

 

 

 






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