From the release:
This week sees the release of two new heavy tanks to help the defence of the Motherland against the invading German Army during Operation Barbarossa – the up-armoured KV-1E and the KV-8 flamethrower tank!
The KV tanks were a series of Soviet heavy tanks named after the Soviet defence commissar and politician Kliment Voroshilov and used by the Soviet Army during World War II. The KV series were known for their extremely heavy armour protection during the early part of the war, especially during the first year of the German invasion of the Soviet Union.
First up we have the KV-1E where the “E” stands for ekranami (“with screens”) with its additional bolted-on appliqué armour.
The KV-series of Soviet tanks provided a serious problem for the German military to overcome as their thick armour proved all but impenetrable to their anti-tank options. With German anti-tank guns such as the Pak 38 and Pak 40 German forces could finally best these steel monsters. In an attempt to once again make these tanks all but invincible Soviet engineers took to attaching extra armour plates in keys areas to old, damaged or recovered KV-1s. The resulting KV-1E made the series once again all but impregnable…