The KV-20 is the Spetsnaz Guards artillery piece of choice. Named after Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov, the KV-20 is considered to be crude, but highly effective. Ostensibly designed and built by the MAZ automobile works, the same bureau responsible for the MAZ-7310, the primary TEL for SCUD missiles. The Spetsnaz Guards opted for the traditional cannon over the missiles and rockets traditionally prefered by the Russian/Soviet Armies due to the greater fire rate, and increased accuracy of artillery over rockets. The KV-20 self-propelled artillery piece is also upgradeable to fire chemical rounds and also mount an extra barrel compared to the artillery of the EFEC and the United State's JSF.
- Cannon Barrel: Increases range. Cost 100,000 CR
- Chemical Shell: Unlocks special attack: Fire Thermobarics. Fires Thermobaric 152mm shells at target, has good damage and can bypass shielding. Cost 300,000 CR
- Bunker Buster Shell: Increases damage. Cost 900,000 CR
- Stabilizer: Increases range. Cost 1,200,00 CR
- D.U. Shells: Increases damage. Cost 1,500,000 CR
- Sensor Fuzed bomblet: Increases damage. Cost 1,800,000 CR
- Armor plate: Increases HP. Cost 100,000 CR
- Infrared Jammer: Increases shield durability. Cost 300,000 CR
- Reactive armor: Increases HP. Cost 900,000 CR
- ARENA Active Defense: Increases shield durability. Cost 1,200,000 CR
- Ceramic Armor: Increases HP significatly. Cost 1,500,000 CR
- Power unit: Increases movement speed. Cost 100,000 CR
Zhukov callsigns are named after religious or natural catastrophies and some other themes from heavy explosive weapons:
- Circus Cannon
- God's Wrath
- The vehicle is named for Marshal Georgy Zhukov, the most decorated officer in Russian military history, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Military, and Commander of the Red Army forces at just about every major battle on the Eastern Front in World War II.
- The KV designation was originally used during the Second World War (known as the Great Patriotic War in all of the former Soviet Republics) for a series of staggeringly effective early-war heavy tanks, with KV-2 mounting a 152 mm anti-fortification howitzer. The KV stood for Kliment Voroshilov, another Soviet marshal and an esteemed politician of the Interbellum period, fairly widely used as a propaganda figure.
- Soviet and Russian artillery systems are distinguished by their GRAU index (e.g. 2S19 "MSTA-S") and rarely have additional designations (compare 6P20, otherwise known as AK-74).
- A project for a Russian dual self-propelled howitzer did exist, the 2S35 "Coalition-SV", but it had an over-and-under design and a tracked chassis borrowed from either the existing MSTA-S or the expected T-95 (which has been cancelled).