Comparing: Löwe vs. IS-3 vs. KV-5
Development of this 70-ton super-heavy tank started on November 1, 1941. In February 1942, the Krupp company suggested the VK 70.01 avant project, later designated the Löwe ("Lion"). Several designs varying in configuration, armament, and armor, were drafted. However, the project was canceled after the Führer made the decision to develop even heavier tanks. No prototypes were ever built.
Mass production of the vehicle started in May 1945. On September 7,1945, IS-3 tanks took part in the Allied Victory Parade through Berlin. A total of 1170 vehicles were manufactured by the end of 1946, when production was canceled. From 1948 through the late 1950s, the tanks underwent a number of modernization refits.
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.
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|Battle Tiers||8 9 10||8 9 10||8 9 10|
|Speed Limit||35 km/h||38 km/h||40 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||15 km/h||15 km/h||11 km/h|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|In motion||1.00 %||%||%|
|When Firing||0.95 %||%||%|
|Neto Credits Income||19152.7|
|Kills per Battle||0.611701|
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