Another variant of the KV-1 is released this week, alongside the new KV-1 (1939 pattern) – the KV-8 flamethrower tank. Now you can offer a degree of warmth to those poor freezing Germans currently occupying swathes the Motherland!
The KV-8 flamethrower concept came about in 1942 – effectively a KV-1 fitted with the ATO-41 flame-thrower in the turret, beside a machine gun and increased front armour on it’s hull. The 76mm gun was replaced with a smaller 45mm gun disguised to look like the standard armament by fitting a larger tube around it – clever Russkis!
The KV-8 had the flame projector mounted in the turret, allowing for 360 degree arc of fire – coupled with its disguised main gun, it would be a nasty surprise for Fritz!
This resin and metal model comes with turret-mounted DT machine gun for close support and anti-aircraft capability.
The rules for the KV-8 flamethrower tank can be found in the Bolt Action supplement – Armies of the Soviet Union which is available to order in our webstore!
This book provides Bolt Action players with all of the information they need to field the military forces of the Soviet Union. From the bitter urban warfare of Stalingrad, through the Winter War against Finland and the final drive to Berlin, the detailed army lists provided in this supplement allow players to construct Soviet armies for any theatre and any year of the war.
- Army Lists
Written by none other than Andy Chambers, a copy of the Bolt Action rulebook is needed to use this supplement.
When you buy the Armies of the Soviet Union from Warlord Games you also receive for free this exclusive ‘For the Motherland!’ figure that depicts a commissar proudly flying the Soviet flag as he fights the fascist invaders. Za Rodinu! Za Stalina!