"Preliminary conclusions on the KV-1S tank, equipped with the 8-speed gearbox, new turret with a commander's cupola, and reduced mass of 42.5 tons.
The objective of raising the average speed and improving handling with the KV-1S was achieved.
The 8-speed gearbox works normally and provides reliable operation of the KV tank.
The final drives need to be tuned in accordance with all design changes developed at the Kirov factory design bureau.
The commission recommends to put the KV-1S into production with the mandatory introduction of all changes requested by the commission.
P. K. Voroshilov
Kirov factory director Makhonin
Chief tank designer Kotin
Factory #100 director Voroshilov
Factory #100 chief engineer Maydelman"