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Russian Land-Battleship KV-VI

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By VonBrrr   |   
Published: September 12, 2010
© 2010 - 2020 VonBrrr
A technical cutaway illustration of the WW2 Russian Land-Battleship (KV-VI). I was meaning to get this one done for the initial Experimentals of War set but it got sidelined.

Half way through illustrating I found that the thing never really existed even in the design stage, but it was an interesting looking experimental none the less.

I'm my eyes, it's still not finished, perspective issues are present on the katyusha rockets, more interior and track detail is required. Constructive critique is welcome.

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JasonSembrano2000Student Writer
Wonder if you have already the Fortress Tank KV-44.
websplorer's avatar
Still not enough dakka
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MonthguyHobbyist Traditional Artist
This tanks actually not real.
The Tank Encyclopedia got a article on the tank:
partyanimal02's avatar
It was a prototype, so it was real
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MonthguyHobbyist Traditional Artist
What source did you read that from? Sure it was trust worthy source?
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FuryQuantminStudent General Artist
Oh god the Russians are packing heat! Were doom!
Arklyte84826's avatar
/slow clapping/
Really astonishing work.
But it doesn't compare to the depth of autism in the comments from people who call it and P.1500 as actual concepts(unlike Ratte... which they call a project instead of basically a doodle on a handkerchief and piece of disinformation fed to allies:)) and not internet made fakes they are.
Ah, a few generations from now on, their children would believe that it was a real vehicle that really fought in WW2... when angelic americans had defeated german zombies and russian demons with laser guns.
Stop the Earth, I'm leaving:D
T-BirdsKickSomeAss's avatar
You seriously have no clue how much I wish this fucking crazy ass design went into at least minor production LMFAO
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LordOmegaZHobbyist Artisan Crafter
hell just make the hull wider and add like 2 more rows of tracks and its more efficient
T-BirdsKickSomeAss's avatar
XD so true!!!! XD (to both of these comments!)
DreamersRealm99's avatar
If that happened they would have dominated the world
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AdananianHobbyist General Artist
I've read the story over the Russian bememoth. Although it has lots of technical issues, this would be the last hope to end all the wars.
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AdananianHobbyist General Artist
If those behemoths like this, all wars will be over with a single move.
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LeonitusHobbyist General Artist

I knew I recognized this land battleship. Here's a video with them in it.
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PowerRCP-G3Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh my god, Imagine having something like this in real life, but I have to say it's pretty cool though.
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afjklolHobbyist General Artist
This picture became very famous alongside the KV-VI. Congratz on the success.
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Thanks!  Was just looking for an image of the P.1000 and came across this.  Love the story!  "They said I was daft to build a triple-tank- but I built it just the same.  And, it blew itself up.  So, I built a second one- that one broke in two, fell into a ravine, and blew up.  So I built a third one- that one fired a full broadside, fell over and blew up. . ."
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Was this based off a real ww2 tank concept by stalim?
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bdft34's avatar
I created this as a hypothetical and fun modeling project...I never intended it to be fake or a hoax.  The artwork is very col but he figure are a bit small.

Brian Fowler
Killer007X's avatar
I imagine this tank in World of Tanks. It would be so cool.
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Hotaru-Suzume General Artist
I imagine, much like the KV-4, if it existed this was simply intended to be a challenge for Soviet tank designers, and that it would've been built more for the sake of national prestige than actual combat use. By the time this tank would've been drafted, it would've been well known that the already mass-produced T-35 and T-28 suffered many problems; this design would've therefore been an attempt to make a more effective multi-turreted design. The T-26 turrets mounting 45mm guns may have been used as ranging guns and/or against infantry and soft targets not worth spending large shells (which take time to load, and which take up more space so fewer can be carried) on. They weren't AA guns by design, but could serve in a pinch, rather like how infantry occasionally used anti-tank rifles against aircraft with limited success.
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