Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Heavy Tank Costs

"To the Chief of the BTU, Military Engineer 1st Grade, comrade Korobov

Following decrees issued by the Government, the Kirov factory is building a series of experimental vehicles without having any contracts for them. Letter #6109 sent on November 15th, 1940, asked you to send these contracts. Letter #2239/s sent on February 20th, 1941, repeated the request. Nevertheless, we have not received any contracts from you.

I am sending you a report of the approximate cost of experimental works performed by the Kirov factory in 1941 regarding Objects ##150, 220, 221, 212, and KV-3, for the sum of 5,350,000 rubles in total. Please send us the information to issue bills regarding these projects.


As for the signing of contracts regarding the projects, we ask you once more to accelerate their composition.

Deputy director, Zherekhov.
...
Report on the estimated cost of experimental work at the Kirov factory in 1941 (in thousands of rubles)

Stage
##
150
220
221
212
218
KV-3
KV-4
KV-5
Draft and technical projects

50
100
50
100
75
100
120
120
Models

-
25
-
25
25
50
50
50
Working blueprints

50
250
125
300
125
350
330
380
Prototype assembly and factory trials
1
900
1200
1200
1100
900
1300
1800
2200

2
-
1200
-
-
-
-
-
-
Proving grounds trials
1
100
125
125
100
75
150
150
150

2
-
125
-
-
-
-
-
-
Correction of blueprints after trials

25
75
50
75
25
100
100
100
Repair of prototypes and modifications
1
375
450
450
300
275
450
550
600

2
-
450
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total

1500
4000
2000
2000
1500
2500
3100
3600

Lantsberg
May 30th, 1941"

CAMD RF 38-11355-101

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