Churned out of Soviet factories
with the initial intent of recapturing Stalingrad,
the Medveds tore a path through the panzer divisions
in the great armoured conflicts at Kursk in
July 1943. A wartime expedient, the Medved was
just as temperamental as the earlier MBWs used
in the war, but they still shined when pitted
against German mechanized troops and cities.
-194mm calibre field gun primarily fed with
80kg HE shells.
-Plated shielding to protect loading crews from
-Feet are fitted with a ski undercarriage for
use in snowy conditions.
-Snow claws clamp down during firing to prevent
the entire robot from shifting too much due
-An elaborate muzzle break contributes to reducing
recoil (which can eventually shake the whole