76.2mm Zis-5 Barrel
for KV-1 1941-43

armorscale Set No. B35-005
1:35th Scale
Review by Terry Ashley

This barrel set from Armorscale provides one replacement barrel for the KV-1 Model 1941-43 and consists of a single aluminium barrel and a resin mantlet plus a small instruction sheet.

The metal barrel is finished to a high standard without any surface blemishes and includes fine rifling in the drilled out muzzle. The detail on the resin mantlet is excellent with subtle cast texture and well defined bolt head details as well as the cut out for the co-ax MG.

Resin and metal barrel parts
Comparison of armorscale, Eastern Express and Tamiya KV-1 Mantlets

The barrel fits very snugly into the resin mantlet and the instructions indicate the modifications needed to fit the new resin mantlet to the Dragon or Tamiya kits which are quite straightforward and shouldn't present any problems.


A nicely machined barrel with well detailed mantlet and with only minor adjustments needed to fit the barrel/mantlet offers a quick update to provide enhanced details on any KV-1 kit.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to armorscale for the review set.

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