The Kalinin Front was part of the Soviet Western Front and ran from Kalinin to Tula Russia. At first the Front was assigned 3 Russian armies, 22nd, 29th and 30th and was a major part in the defense of Moscow. The winter of 1941-42 was one of the worst on record taking a heavy toll on German troops and equipment. The very few KV-2s that were left from the initial German assault were pressed into service along with KV-1s and T-34s. Battles at this Front went on for over two years.
Length: 6.75 m / 22.15 ft
Width: 3.32 m / 10.9 ft
Height: 2.71 m / 8.9 ft
Weight: 45 tonnes / 49.6 U.S. short tons
Armour: 90 mm / 3.54 in
Main Armament: 76.2 mm (3 in) F-34 gun with 111 rounds
Secondary Armament: 4 x DT machine guns firing 7.62mm (.3 in) x 54mm (2.13 in) R cartridges
Powerplant: 12-cylinder diesel model V-2 600 hp
Suspension: Torsion bar
Road Speed: 35km/h / 21.75 mph
Power – Weight Ration: 13 hp/tonne
Range: 335 km / 208 mi
- KV-II M41 "Kalinin Front, January 1942"