Updated January 18, 2005

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NOTE: Not all photos are of good quality. When I get better ones, I'll upload them

E-bay previews used only because of absence of originals and are given only for illustration.

Panzerkampfwagen KV-II 754(r)


Tank KV-2 from the Pz Abt zBV-66. Pz Abt zBV-66 was formed for the cancelled landing operation on Malta. It had many uncommon AFVs: PzKpfw-IF, PzKfw-IJ, PzKfw-IIF2(?) with 80mm frontal armour, KV's (2 & 1s?) and T-34s (rare side of one T-34 can be seen on lower shot). Later those tanks were transmitted into the 12nd Panzer Division and were utilised in Demyansk region in 1942.

According to info provided by my friend Chas: "No Russian tanks went from zbv 66 to Panzer Division 12.  The T-34/M41 of zbv 66 were the ones transferred to ski jaeger div 1.  I am not 100% sure what happened to the KVs, but I believe they were sent to the "captured tank company" of Army Group Center."

KV-2 mod. 1941 in German service used for defence of the Krupp works in Essen against advancing American tanks. April 1945.



When I'm able I'll give exact links to sources been used.