Tuesday, 21 June 2016

KV Production Timeframes

"NKSM
State Order of Lenin Izhor Factory
January 21st, 1941

Production data for 1940:
  • KV turrets (cast): 4
  • KV turrets (75 mm): 7 in the first quarter
Average amount of workers:
  • In 1939: 12,293
  • In 1940 (plan): 13,700
  • Actual: 13,424
75 mm thick KV hull and turret:
Actual proficiency timeline:
  • May 1940: development of working blueprints.
  • June 1940: development of the technological mass production process.
  • August 1939: production of an experimental prototype.
Transition to mass production:
  • January 1940: confirmation and development of technical conditions, stamps, instruments, and devices.
  • February 1940: production of stamps, instruments, and devices.
  • January 1940: development of casting and forging for mass production.
  • Production of first batch planned for 1st quarter."

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