I write after yet another successful campaign in Waldorf MD on June
9 and 10. The fear of facing the ultra reliable and aggressive KV-1
was enough to discourage the junior tankers from even showing up
on the field of battle.
This year the KV-1 showed true durability during the two days of
battle. While the mighty Tiger was terrorizing the artillery infantry
men in a selfish attempt to maintain a point lead over the KV-1, at
one point we single handedly killed the elusive Hetzer with a rapid
burst from our rebuilt electronic GTve gun. During another moment
of the battle, in what could be called a speed turn for the KV-1,
we threw one of the lower road wheels from the left side of the tank.
With true Russian engineering, the tank ran better without the wheel
and continued the rest of the two day battle without issue.
We can't tell how much longer the KV-1 can battle. With all the
tankers trying to incorporate new features to maintain pace with
Tyng technologies, the 12 volt, EV warrior, roller chaining KV-1 is
still managing to fight a good fight, take on some paint, and dish
out little hurtin on the veterans.