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SMK heavy tank file photo [26948]

Sergei Mironovich Kirov

ManufacturerKirov Factory No. 100, Leningrad, Russia
Primary RoleHeavy Tank


ww2dbaseThe Sergei Mironovich Kirov (or SMK for short) heavy tank design was developed by Josef Kotin of Kirov Factory No. 100 in Leningrad, Russia. The prototype vehicle was completed in 1939, and it competed against Kliment Voroshilov (KV) and T-100 heavy tanks; the KV design was also developed by Kotin. It had two turrets, with the primary 76.2-millimeter gun in the main turret and the smaller 45-millimeter gun in the forward turret. One SMK, two KV-1, and two T-100 prototype tanks were put on the front lines in combat during the Winter War. The SMK prototype was disabled by a land mine and was temporarily abandoned. Ultimately, The KV design was chosen for production.

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Last Major Revision: Jun 2017


MachineryOne GAM-34BT engine rated at 850hp
SuspensionTorsion bar
Armament1x76.2mm L-11 gun, 1x45mm M1932 gun, 3x7.62mm DT machine gun
Armor40-60mm hull front, 60mm hull side, 20-60mm hull rear, 20-30mm hull bottom, 20mm hull top, 20-60mm turrets
Length8.75 m
Width3.36 m
Height3.35 m
Weight55.0 t
Speed35 km/h
Range220 km


SMK prototype heavy tank, 1939Side view of the SMK prototype heavy tank, 1939

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SMK prototype heavy tank, 1939Side view of the SMK prototype heavy tank, 1939

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