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KV-8
Kv 8 2
Role Flamethrower Tank
Operators Soviet Union
No. of positions 3
Position 1 Driver
45mm gun
Flamethrower
Position 2 7.62mm machine gun
Position 3 7.62mm machine gun
KV-8S
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Role Flamethrower Tank
Operators Soviet Union
No. of positions 3
Position 1 Driver
45mm gun
Flamethrower
Position 2 7.62mm machine gun
Position 3 7.62mm machine gun

KV-8 is a Soviet flamethrower tank.

Description

The KV-8 is a flamethrower tank variant of the KV-1 heavy tank. It is equipped with an ATO-41 flamethrower in the turret, and to make room for the flamethrower, the original 76.2mm ZiS-5 gun is replaced by a 45mm gun fitted in a 76.2mm calibre barrel to maintain its original appearance. While not historically accurate, the coaxial machine gun is not available due to engine limitations, but the other machine guns at the front of the hull and at back of the turret are retained.

The flamethrower is devastating to enemy infantry, bunkers and light vehicles, but it can overheat easily.

A small number of KV-8S were also produced in the war, based on the KV-1S variant. Armaments are the same as the KV-8.

The tank can be found in urban maps such as Stalingrad.

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