Development was started in June 1941 at the Leningrad Kirov Plant and completed by August, but the German invasion prevented development from progressing to the prototype stage. The KV-5 was expected to share some components with the KV-1. A new turret was designed, incorporating the 107-mm ZIS-6 gun. Early plans called for a new 1,200 hp diesel engine, but later adjustments, recognizing wartime disruptions, replaced this with two V-2K engines.
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Characteristics are specified for a vehicle with crew members trained to 100%.