KV-2 in finnish service

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KV-2 in finnish service

Post by Facu90 » 22 Apr 2020 06:54

Did the fins capture and use KV-2 during the winter war or during WW2?

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Re: KV-2 in finnish service

Post by Juha Tompuri » 22 Apr 2020 07:42

Facu90 wrote:
22 Apr 2020 06:54
Did the fins capture and use KV-2 during the winter war or during WW2?
No.
We captured one SMK heavy tank during Winter War, but could not put into use.
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http://maximietteita.blogspot.com/2014/05/smk-tank.html

1941 we had a chance to capture one at Salla region, but when the Soviet crew decided not to come out, the tank was blown up.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/DestroyedTanks ... d_490x500/

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Re: KV-2 in finnish service

Post by Facu90 » 22 Apr 2020 12:33

Thanks Juha

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Re: KV-2 in finnish service

Post by seppokalevi7 » 02 Oct 2020 23:53

The smk wasnt captured because it was too heavy for finns to tow

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