Tamiya continues the big RC tank bonanza with this excellent full-operation kit of the venerable Russian KV-I heavy tank! As with the other entries in this series, the model features full motion forwards and backwards, with a rotating turret, elevating and depressing main gun with recoil action, and of course the appropriate sounds to go with all that action (as well as muzzle flash lights for the main gun and hull machine gun)!
The engine sounds were recorded from an actual 38.8-liter V12 diesel tank engine at Russia's Kubinka tank museum. Gun barrel is aluminium, and photo-etched metal grilles are included. The tracks are supplied as pre-assembled individual link assemblies, and the kit includes the transmitter and all the electronics and mechanical parts necessary for running. The suspension features sturdy die-cast metal parts for endurance and realism. The head and tail lights work, too! Nice to see another WWII Allied vehicle make it into Tamiya's Big Tank line-up! This is only the third Allied vehicle released, the first being the 105mm-gunned M4A3 Sherman, then the M26 Pershing. This is a "Full-Option Complete Kit," with everything you need to run your big KV-I except some batteries (requires eight R6/AA/UM3 batteries for transmitter; batteries sold separately). Other battery and charger is included! Assembly and painting are required.