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1/35 BitsKrieg BK-047 Russian KV-1 & KV-2 (Model 1940) External Fuel / Oil Tanks

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Resin Russian KV-1 & KV-2 External Fuel/Oil Tanks - Initial Production Pattern (June 1941) in 1/35 scale

Kit cat.no. BK-047

"Beginning in late June 1941, many KV-1s and a few KV-2s were fitted with auxiliary fuel tanks to extend their combat range. These fuel tanks were mounted on the fenders and were not directly plumbed into the vehicles internal fuel system. Instead, the crew was required to manually transfer fuel from the fender-mounted fuel tanks to the vehicles internal fuel tanks [...]. By the spring of 1942 it was standart practice for one tank to carry engine oil rather than fuel, a testement to the prodigious oil consumption of the V-2K engine. [...]
These tanks were mounted on KV-1 model 1940s, commencing in late June 1941 and continuing until mid-September. Some Model 1940s fitted with ehkrany spaced armor carried the tanks, and photographs indicate that they were even fitted to a few KV-2 Model 1940s. Up to seven tanks could be fitted [...]"
fragment from "KV Techincal History & Variants"
by Neil Stokes

THESE TANKS ARE NOT A COPY OR A REWORKED COPY OF ANY EXISTING KIT, AND WERE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS PROJECT "FROM SCRATCH"

The set consist:
7 Resin 1/35 scale tanks

1/35 BitsKrieg BK-047 Russian KV-1 & KV-2 (Model 1940) External Fuel / Oil Tanks

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    Resin Russian KV-1 & KV-2 External Fuel/Oil Tanks - Initial Production Pattern (June 1941) in 1/35 scale Kit cat.no. BK-047 "Beginning in late June 1941, many KV-1s and a few KV-2s were fitted with auxiliary fuel tanks to extend their combat range. These fuel tanks were mounted on the fenders and were not directly plumbed into the vehicles internal fuel system. Instead, the crew was required to manually transfer fuel from the fender-mounted fuel tanks to the vehicles internal fuel tanks [...]. By the spring of 1942 it was standart practice for one tank to carry engine oil rather than fuel, a testement to the prodigious oil consumption of the V-2K engine. [...] These tanks were mounted on KV-1 model 1940s, commencing in late June 1941 and continuing until mid-September. Some Model 1940s fitted with ehkrany spaced armor carried the tanks, and photographs indicate that they were even fitted to a few KV-2 Model 1940s. Up to seven tanks could be fitted [...]" fragment from "KV Techincal History & Variants" by Neil Stokes THESE TANKS ARE NOT A COPY OR A REWORKED COPY OF ANY EXISTING KIT, AND WERE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS PROJECT "FROM SCRATCH" The set consist: 7 Resin 1/35 scale tanks
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Resin Russian KV-1 & KV-2 External Fuel/Oil Tanks - Initial Production Pattern (June 1941) in 1/35 scale Kit cat.no. BK-047 "Beginning in late June 1941, many KV-1s and a few KV-2s were fitted with auxiliary fuel tanks to extend their combat range. These fuel tanks were mounted on the fenders and were not directly plumbed into the vehicles internal fuel system. Instead, the crew was required to manually transfer fuel from the fender-mounted fuel tanks to the vehicles internal fuel tanks [...]. By the spring of 1942 it was standart practice for one tank to carry engine oil rather than fuel, a testement to the prodigious oil consumption of the V-2K engine. [...] These tanks were mounted on KV-1 model 1940s, commencing in late June 1941 and continuing until mid-September. Some Model 1940s fitted with ehkrany spaced armor carried the tanks, and photographs indicate that they were even fitted to a few KV-2 Model 1940s. Up to seven tanks could be fitted [...]" fragment from "KV Techincal History & Variants" by Neil Stokes THESE TANKS ARE NOT A COPY OR A REWORKED COPY OF ANY EXISTING KIT, AND WERE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS PROJECT "FROM SCRATCH" The set consist: 7 Resin 1/35 scale tanks

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