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#1 elfbait

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

 Question: "What's Big, Green, has a 152mm howitzer, and carries a squad of shock troops?"

Answer: "I don't know, but getting the heck outta here!!!"

The Kliment Voroshilov (KV Model 1946) Czernobog is named after the dark god in Slavic mythology that conjures up and sends forth demonic minions. It is designed primarily as a breakthrough walker, to be used as spearhead in frontal assaults, able to soak up enormous damage and can go over many obstacles and anti-tank ditches. Its heavy caliber howitzer can destroy most man-made obstacles and bunkers, and provide supporting fire to its dismounted infantry. Like its namesake, it carries a squad of troops in an armored compartment.

Design

The Kliment Voroshilov design bureau utilized the lines of the previous KV-2 turret, a sight already vaunted by the the enemies of the motherland. The main body is constructed in two parts. The front is the fighting compartment, with the upper level housing the main and secondary weaponry.  The vehicle commander and driver-mechanic is on the left, with the gunner, loader, and assistant loader on the right. Machine gunners have their own separate hatches on top of the sponsons. The lower level serve as a troop compartment, being able to carry a squad of fully equipped troops under armor. To the rear is the engine and locomotor compartment.

The main fighting compartment can traverse 5 degrees to the right or left. The main gun can further traverse another 40 degrees both ways, to compensate for the limited traverse of the body. 

Armament

The KV-46 Czernobog is mainly armed with a heavy 152mm howitzer, being able to fire HE, HEDP, and AP rounds. Thus it can be used against fixed fortifications, buildings, and other armored vehicles and walkers. As secondary weaponry it has two DShK 12.7mm heavy machine guns mounted in side sponsons for anti-infantry work.

Variants

Many units use a modified Czernobog as a command walker, with the command element being protected in the (relatively) cavernous troop compartment. It has additional radios as needed. Some Czernobogs have flamethrowers instead of machine guns for city fighting work. Another variant is used as a siege engine, being armed with a 240mm mortar and has hydraulic spade arms at the rear to brace itself when firing. 



#2 mgentile7

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

Very cool idea and well done!!



#3 Doraiya

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:57 AM

I still can't believe this thread doesn't have more replies…

Amazing work dude. Was it designed and built from scratch, or converted from kits outside of the Dust range? Have you made any homebrew rules for it?



#4 bulldoguk

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:44 PM

All levels of awesome mate, big thumbs up. Inspired to 'try' and make some spare time to start some scratch-builds of my own, always fun!



#5 rogue_lead

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:59 PM

*Stands and applauds*

Very, very well done!  I love how you have managed to bring something new to the SSU forces and to the game (i.e a heavy troop carrier) but at the same time maintain the Soviet walker concept and philosophy of building what are basically big humanoid suits which sport super-thick armor.

If you have a go at statting it out, please post for us to see!



#6 elfbait

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:32 AM

 Thank you, Gentlemen! Yes, the Czernobog is fully scratchbuilt: no kit parts were used. I utilized styrene, PVC foam board, automotive putty and body filler, resin, paperclips, call cards, and anything else I could get my hands on. You can even fit 5-6 regular army figures inside the troop compartment. 

My friends and I are still trying out to figure out stats for this behemoth. If you have suggestions, I'd like to hear 'em. :)

Again, thank you!



#7 maquinista

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:37 AM

Love it, if you have some more pictures please post them. Did I mention that I loved it…



#8 Tahir

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:56 AM

It is the best conversion ever! Much better than my. Next year you will win the contest



#9 elfbait

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:29 AM

 Okay, Guys, here's some more:

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#10 LedZep

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:50 PM

 Props to you. You made the STEEL BATALLION HEAVY ARMOR US mech!

 

 

http://canadianonlinegamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/steel-battalion-heavy-armor.jpeg

 

http://www.vg247.com...ts-at-gamescom/



#11 LedZep

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

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