KV-220

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KV-220
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KV-220
AB RB SB
5.7 5.7 5.7
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Description

The KV-220 is a premium gift rank III Soviet heavy tank with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.61 "Road to Glory" in the "Operation S.U.M.M.E.R." event of 2016 that lasted from 22 July to 22 August, unlocked after obtaining 36 tanker Marks of Distinction.

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.

The KV-220 is quite a heavy tank of its own calibre. 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.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull100 / 100 / 100
Turret100 / 100 / 100
Crew6 people
Visibility101 %

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
  • Unlike most other Soviet heavy tanks, KV-220 have a crew of 6

The KV-220 has some of the best armour in its tier. While on paper it's just like German Tiger tank, in reality it can withstand much more opponents than the Tiger. The front has 30 degree slope that makes the armour even thicker. The sides of the turret and hull are also 100 mm, making KV-220 invulnerable when facing enemies at a 45 degree angle. Due to the all around 100 mm armour, KV-220 is invulnerable to all SPAA it might see from all directions.

The KV-220 has a crew of 6, making it harder to knock out. The side of the hull is also protected with fuel tanks which can absorb large amount of damage.

The only weak spot is the gun mantlet which is 90 mm thick. Penetrating this part of armour from the front is more promising than other parts when facing the KV-220. The gun mantle is more flat compare to other parts, especially when the KV-220 is angled. It will also disable the cannon breech right behind the gun mantlet.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB37 / 7 km/h
RB and SB35 / 7 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight62.7 t
Engine power
AB1 622 hp
RB and SB850 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB25.9 hp/t
RB and SB13.6 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 37 7 62.7 1,097 1622 17.5 25.87
Realistic 35 7 752 850 11.99 13.56

The KV-220 has a power-to-weight ratio of 13.6. But surprisingly the mobility of this tank is quite good despite the 62.7 tons of weight. The diesel engine has greater torque at lower RPM than similar gasoline engines, providing KV-220 great acceleration and higher cruise speed but lower top speed. Due to the great mobility in its class, the KV-220 can arrive at the front line with the medium tanks, holding better positions than the late-comers. Despite the good speed, its turn rate is relatively low.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB12 000 Sl icon.png
RB9 200 Sl icon.png
SB13 260 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts290 000 Sl icon.png
Aces710 Ge icon.png
Research Aces960 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 90 / 130 / 150 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Mods tank reinforcement ussr.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism

Armaments

Main armament

85 mm F-30 cannon
Ammunition91 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
9.6 → 7.4 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 23°
Main article: F-30 (85 mm)

The KV-220 carries a 85 mm F-30 cannon. The firepower is not as good as the 122 mm D-25T cannon installed on IS-2 in the similar BR, but the F-30 cannon has much better fire rate - almost three times faster. The KV-220 also have a good gun depression of -6 degrees when comparing to other soviet heavy tanks. Despite the good firing rate and relatively good gun depression angle, the F-30 cannon is still not as good as other cannons installed on heavy tanks in the similar BR. Try to treat the KV-220 as a medium tank with heavy armour rather than a one-shot-kill heavy.

85 mm F-30 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 91 -6°/+23° ±180° N/A 9.71 13.44 16.32 18.05 19.20 9.62 8.51 7.84 7.40
Realistic 7.14 8.40 10.20 11.28 12.00

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
BR-365A APHEBC 135 133 125 115 106 97
O-365K HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
BR-365A APHEBC 792 9.2 1.2 14 164 48° 63° 71°
O-365K HE 793 9.54 0.1 0.3 660 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the KV-220
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
91 87 (+4) 82 (+9) 77 (+14) 45 (+46) (+90) No

Machine guns

Ammunition1 890 rounds
Belt capacity63 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Ammunition1 890 rounds
Belt capacity63 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: DT (7.62 mm)

There is a coaxial 7.62 mm DT machine gun and another one installed in the commander's cupola. The usage of these machine guns is relative limited due to the small calibre. You may use the DT machine gun on commander cupola against air targets. You may get a hit if you are lucky. In most cases the machine guns are used to check if the target in the front is still alive or not.

7.62 mm DT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,890 (63) 600 -5°/+60° ±180°
Coaxial 1,890 (63) 600 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

Fighting tanks

  • Tiger I H1/E - They are usually very easy to destroy and protecting the KV-220 is easy with the right angle of armour, but one mistake and the 88 mm guns can eliminate the KV-220.
  • M18 Hellcat - Very fast and manoeuvrable. Do not let them flank, if they get onto the sides, they will be able to penetrate. Try to shoot them from a distance.
  • Tiger II (P/H) - They are better than the KV-220 in every aspect. Try to avoid them and shoot them in their side.
  • Panzerbefehlswagen VI (P) - Usually, the 85 mm can't pen their 200 mm frontal armour, so try to aim for the angled cheeks.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Long barreled 85 mm gun
  • More well armoured than most tanks
  • 100 mm 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

History

The KV-220 was a further development of the Kliment Voroshilov heavy tank series. It is one of the prototypes of the KV-3 tank. The design of the prototypes starts in 1940, when they designed two different designs: T-150 (or 150, Object 150, KV-150) and T-220 (or 220, Object 220, KV-220). The T-150 had thinner armour - 90 mm all around and a weaker engine. The T-150 was approved as KV-3 if it entered production. KV-220 on the other hand had thicker armour and a larger engine compared to its brother, but it also resulted in problems due to new engine and heavier weight. Also the army was not satisfied with the 85 mm F-30 cannon. The F-30 cannon was replaced by a 107 mm F-39 cannon similar to the ZIS-6 cannon on KV-2 (ZiS-6). KV-220 entered further development as Object 221, 222 and 223 for different cannons. Only one prototype was ever built. The German invasion stopped the production of KV-3 and the development of KV-220 series.

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See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis

External links


USSR heavy tanks
KV  KV-1 (L-11) · KV-1 (ZiS-5) · KV-1E · KV-1S · KV-85 · KV-122 · KV-220
  KV-2 (1939) · KV-2 (1940) · KV-2 (ZiS-6)
IS  IS-1 · IS-2 · IS-2 (1944) · IS-2 "Revenge" · IS-3 · IS-4M · IS-6 · IS-7 · T-10A · T-10M
Other  Object 279
Multi-turreted  SMK · T-35
Lend-Lease  ▂MK-II "Matilda"

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  ▂M3 Medium · ▂M4A2 · ▂T-III · ▂T-V · ▂МК-IX "Valentine"
Heavy tanks  SMK · T-35 · ▂MK-II "Matilda" · KV-1E · KV-2 (1940) · KV-2 (ZiS-6) · KV-122 · KV-220 · IS-2 "Revenge" · IS-6 · T-10A
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SPAA  ▂Phòng không T-34 · ZUT-37