The KV-20 is the Spetsnaz Guards artillery piece of choice. Named after Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov, the KV-20 is considered to be crude, but highly effective. Ostensibly designed and built by the MAZ automobile works, the same bureau responsible for the MAZ-7310, the primary TEL for SCUD missiles. The Spetsnaz Guards opted for the traditional cannon over the missiles and rockets traditionally prefered by the Russian/Soviet Armies due to the greater fire rate, and increased accuracy of artillery over rockets. The KV-20 self-propelled artillery piece is also upgradeable to fire chemical rounds and also mount an extra barrel compared to the artillery of the EFEC and the United State's JSF.
Length: 11.7m (38.39ft)
Width: 3.5m (11.48ft)
Armament: Dual 152mm Howitzers
Max Range: est. 30km
Behind the ScenesEdit
Unlike western designs the Russians do not always attach prefixes to their vehicles which describe their function for example the F-16, the "F" indicates the vehicle is a fighter aircraft. The KV designation was originally used during the Second World War, known as the Great Patriotic War in all of the Former Soviet Republics. The KV stood for Kliment Voroshilov who designed the heavly armed and armored KV-1 tank and KV-2 mobile artillery vehical. The KV-20 is most likely to be reminanicant of the KV-2 heavy Artillery Tank, which was armed with a 152mm Howitzer.
The GRAU index used to describe the currently used Soviet/Russian Mibile Artillery unit is the 2S19 Msta
The vehicle is named for Marshal Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, the most decorated officer in Russian Military History, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Military, and Commander of the Red Army forces at just about every major battle on the Eastern Front in World War II. Marshal Zhukov was and still is very well known for his use of overwhelming artillery bombardments.
A project for a dual howitzer did exist, the 2S35 "Coalition-SV", but it had an over-and-under design and a tracked chassis borrowed from either the existing MSTA-S or the expected T-95.
Zhukov callsigns are named after religious or natural catastrophies and some other themes from heavy explosive weapons
- Circus Cannon
- God's Wrath