KV-220

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General info

The KV-220 in the garage.

The KV-220 is a gift Rank III Russian heavy tank with a battle rating of 5.7. It was introduced during Update 1.61 "Road to Glory" in the "Operation S.U.M.M.E.R." event of 2016.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The KV-220 is played almost like the previous KV iterations in the Soviet heavy tank line-up. The great improvement over the predecessors is the improved all-around armour to 100 mm, meaning that the tank can angle its hull with more confidence without revealing a side weak point or the such. The great armour, decent mobility, and adequate gun gives the KV-220 a diverse role to play in, from a short-range brawler, a support tank, and a long-range sniper.

Vehicle characteristics

The KV-220 is quite a heavy tank of its own caliber. With 100 mm of armour all around the hull and turret, the angling of the hull can be done to maximize both front and side armour without worry of exposing weak points. Not to mention for its weight, the KV-220 is quite agile. While the 85 mm gun is powerful by its own remarks, it is inferior to the same 85 mm gun that is on the IS-1 that shares the same BR as the KV-220. This is because the 85 mm on the IS has access to the more potent BR-365A and APCR shells. Thus, the KV-220 provides a heavy tank with an impressive arrangement of armour with decent mobility, but with a gun that may feel lacking in the battlefield against other heavy tanks.

There is one frontal weak point on the KV-220, and that is the gun mantlet. Not that the gun mantlet area is easy to penetrate, but that it curves downwards on the lower end of the shape. This presents a shot trap able to be exploited by any gun to ricochet a round off that and into the hull roof, which is only 30 mm thick. Do note this when facing an enemy taking aim at the tank.

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

  • Tiger I H1/E - They are usually very easy to kill if you angle your tank right, but one mistake and they can destroy you.
  • M18 Hellcat - Very fast and manoeuvrable. Do not let them flank you, if they get on your side they will be able to penetrate. Try to shoot them from a distance.
  • Tiger II (P/H) - They are better than you in every aspect. Try to avoid them and shoot them in their side.
  • Panzerbefehlswagen VI (P) - Usually, you can't pen their 200 mm frontal armour, so try to aim for the angled cheeks.

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Long barreled 85 mm gun.
  • More well armoured than most tanks in it's Battle Rating range.
  • 100mm of armour all around, sides and rear aren't weaker than the front (Though the slight sloping gives the front about 15 more mm in effective armour).
  • Great acceleration.
  • Machine gun turret can traverse 360 degrees.
  • 85 mm shell has great HE filler.
  • When angled properly, the tank can bounce or soak up many shots.
  • Lots of ammo. (91 rounds.)
  • Game changer, as it's very hard to dislodge a well positioned KV-220 especially when the player knows it perks.
  • 6 crew for large damage sponge.
  • One of the few Russian tanks that has a good gun depression.

Cons:

  • Very sluggish in turns.
  • Tall profile and hull is longer than other KV and IS series tank.
  • Despite firing the BR-365A used on the other 85 mm armed tanks, this gun mounted on the KV-220 is among the earliest model, so it has lower penetration rating compared to others.
  • Slow turret traverse speed.
  • Only two types of ammo available (APHEBC and HE).
  • Lower gun mantlet is a shot trap - Can direct ricochets into hull roof.
  • Some ammo will be stored in the turret rear if carrying full ammo.
  • Unlike other tanks, losing a loader will hinder the loading process by a large margin.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 85 mm F-30 cannon (91 Rounds)
2 x 7.62 mm DT machine gun (3,780 Rounds)

Main armament

1 x 85 mm F-30 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 91 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 23°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 7.1°/s (Stock), 9.9°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 9.6s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 85 mm F-30 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 91 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 23°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 7.1°/s (Stock), 8.4°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 9.6s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 85 mm F-30 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 91 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 23°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 7.1°/s (Stock), 8.4°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 9.6s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay
in m:
Fuse sensitivity
in mm:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
BR-365A 142 139 123 105 91 81 APHEBC 792 9.2 1.2 15 164 +4° 42° 27° 19°
O-365K 9 9 9 9 9 9 HE 780 9.5 0.1 0.3 646 +0° 11° 10°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks for the KV-220.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
91 87 (+4) 82 (+9) 77 (+14) 45 (+46) (+90) Turret empty:  () no

Secondary armaments

1 x 7.62 mm DT machine gun (coaxial)
1 x 7.62 mm DT machine gun (commander's cupola)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader x2
  • Driver
  • Machine gunner

Total: 6 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet, Commander's cupola)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear (Slope angle) Roof
Hull 100 mm (30°) Front Plate
80 mm (70°) Front glacis
100 mm (26°) Lower glacis
100 mm 60 mm (8-72°) Upper
100 mm (19°) Lower
30 mm
Turret 100 mm Turret front
90 mm Gun mantlet
100 mm 100 mm 40 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 130 mm 30 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick, tracks are 30 mm thick

Engine & mobility

Weight: 62.4 ton

Max Speed: 36 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 1097 hp @ 1900 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 17.58 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 1351 hp @ 1900 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 21.65 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 43°
Weight: 62.4 ton

Max Speed: 34 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 752 hp @ 1900 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 12.05 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 850 hp @ 1900 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 13.62 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 41°
Weight: 62.4 ton

Max Speed: 34 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 752 hp @ 1900 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 12.05 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 850 hp @ 1900 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 13.62 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 41°

Modules and improvements

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks tank module.jpg Parts tank module.jpg Horizontaldrive tank module.jpg
II Suspension tank module.jpg Brakesystem tank module.jpg FPE tank module.jpg Adjustmentoffire tank module.jpg
III Filters tank module.jpg Crewreplenishment tank module.jpg Elevationmechanism tank module.jpg
IV Transmission tank module.jpg Engine tank module.jpg

Recommendation:
As a premium/gift tank, all upgrades are already unlocked. The "Mark of distinction" can be earned, allowing for four decals without using a premium account.

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the ___ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

Obtainable events

  • The KV-220 has only been available in Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. of 2016 that lasted from 22 July to 22 August. It was unlocked after obtaining 36 tanker Marks of Distinction.

References


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Icon-country-sov.png KV-220
Nation USSR
Type Heavy tank
Rank 3
Battle Rating 5.7

   Metric✓       Imperial   

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Characteristics
Weight
62,400 kg
137,568 lb
Number of Crew 6
Hull armour thickness
100/100/100/30 mm
3.94/3.94/3.94/1.18 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
1,097 hp
752 hp
752 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
1,351 hp
850 hp
850 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
17.58
17.86
12.05
12.24
12.05
12.24
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
21.65
22.00
13.62
13.84
13.62
13.84
Max speed
36 km/h
22.7 mph
34 km/h
21.3 mph
34 km/h
21.3 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 85 mm F-30 Cannon
Ammo stowage 91 rounds
Vertical guidance -6°/23°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 7.62 mm DT Machine gun
Ammo stowage 1,890 rounds
Mount Coaxial
1 x 7.62 mm DT Machine gun
Ammo stowage 1,890 rounds
Mount Cupola turret
Vertical guidance -5°/60°
Economy
Required RP N/A
Vehicle cost N/A
Crew training cost 10,000 SL
Max repair cost*
5,600 SL
6,000 SL
7,960 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
2d 12h
4d 12h
5d 04h
Free repair time (Upgraded)
20h 17m
1d 12h
1d 17h
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