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Strv m/42

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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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386,000  Credits Cost
420450 HP Hit Points
21.7/2322.49/25 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Driver
  3. Gunner
  4. Loader
Mobility
324410 hp Engine Power
45/20 km/h Speed Limit
4145 deg/s Traverse
14.9318.23 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
55/30/20 mm Hull Armor
34/28/2055/30/20 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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115/2800/90
Shell Cost
110/110/175150/150/185 HP Damage
88/115/38115/144/38 mm Penetration



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12 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 5 s
50% Crew: 6.19 s
75% Crew: 5.41 s
100% Crew: 4.79 s
Rammer: 4.31 s
Vents: 4.68 s
Both: 4.22 s
Both and BiA: 4.12 s
Both and Max Crew %: 3.95 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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9.52 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 6.3 s
50% Crew: 7.8 s
75% Crew: 6.81 s
100% Crew: 6.04 s
Rammer: 5.44 s
Vents: 5.91 s
Both: 5.32 s
Both and BiA: 5.2 s
Both and Max Crew %: 4.99 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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1650

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (110 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1650
50% Crew: 1332.1
75% Crew: 1525.7
100% Crew: 1720.4
100% Crew
Vents: 1758.9
Rammer: 1911.8
Both: 1954.7
Both and BiA: 1997.6
Both and Max Crew %: 2084.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1760
50% Crew: 1442.1
75% Crew: 1635.7
100% Crew: 1830.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 2021.8
Vents: 1868.9
Both: 2064.7
Both and BiA: 2107.6
Both and Max Crew %: 2194.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (110 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1650
50% Crew: 1332.1
75% Crew: 1525.7
100% Crew: 1720.4
100% Crew
Vents: 1758.9
Rammer: 1911.8
Both: 1954.7
Both and BiA: 1997.6
Both and Max Crew %: 2084.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1760
50% Crew: 1442.1
75% Crew: 1635.7
100% Crew: 1830.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 2021.8
Vents: 1868.9
Both: 2064.7
Both and BiA: 2107.6
Both and Max Crew %: 2194.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (175 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2625
50% Crew: 2119.25
75% Crew: 2427.25
100% Crew: 2737
100% Crew
Vents: 2798.25
Rammer: 3041.5
Both: 3109.75
Both and BiA: 3178
Both and Max Crew %: 3316.25

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2800
50% Crew: 2294.25
75% Crew: 2602.25
100% Crew: 2912
100% Crew
Rammer: 3216.5
Vents: 2973.25
Both: 3284.75
Both and BiA: 3353
Both and Max Crew %: 3491.25

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1428

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (150 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1428
50% Crew: 1152
75% Crew: 1320
100% Crew: 1489.5
100% Crew
Vents: 1522.5
Rammer: 1654.5
Both: 1692
Both and BiA: 1729.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1804.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1578
50% Crew: 1302
75% Crew: 1470
100% Crew: 1639.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 1804.5
Vents: 1672.5
Both: 1842
Both and BiA: 1879.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1954.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (150 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1428
50% Crew: 1152
75% Crew: 1320
100% Crew: 1489.5
100% Crew
Vents: 1522.5
Rammer: 1654.5
Both: 1692
Both and BiA: 1729.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1804.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1578
50% Crew: 1302
75% Crew: 1470
100% Crew: 1639.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 1804.5
Vents: 1672.5
Both: 1842
Both and BiA: 1879.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1954.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (185 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1761.2
50% Crew: 1420.8
75% Crew: 1628
100% Crew: 1837.05
100% Crew
Vents: 1877.75
Rammer: 2040.55
Both: 2086.8
Both and BiA: 2133.05
Both and Max Crew %: 2225.55

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1946.2
50% Crew: 1605.8
75% Crew: 1813
100% Crew: 2022.05
100% Crew
Rammer: 2225.55
Vents: 2062.75
Both: 2271.8
Both and BiA: 2318.05
Both and Max Crew %: 2410.55

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.38 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.471 m
With 75% Crew: 0.411 m
With 100% Crew: 0.364 m
With BiA: 0.356 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.349 m
Maximum possible: 0.334 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.38 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.471 m
With 75% Crew: 0.411 m
With 100% Crew: 0.364 m
With BiA: 0.356 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.349 m
Maximum possible: 0.334 m

For more details, see Crew
Accuracy


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2.3 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.849 s
With 75% Crew: 2.488 s
With 100% Crew: 2.205 s
With GLD: 2.005 s
With BiA: 2.157 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.11 s
With both and GLD: 1.918 s
Maximum possible: 1.839 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2.5 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.097 s
With 75% Crew: 2.704 s
With 100% Crew: 2.397 s
With GLD: 2.179 s
With BiA: 2.344 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.293 s
With both and GLD: 2.085 s
Maximum possible: 1.998 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
3640 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-10°/+25°-15°/+25° Elevation Arc
5942 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






330 m 

With 50% Crew: 259.3 m
With 75% Crew: 294.7 m
With 100% Crew: 330 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 346.7 m
With Coated Optics: 363 m
With Binocular Telescope: 412.5 m
Maximum possible: 472.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






350 m 

With 50% Crew: 275 m
With 75% Crew: 312.5 m
With 100% Crew: 350 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 367.7 m
With Coated Optics: 385 m
With Binocular Telescope: 437.5 m
Maximum possible: 501.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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345 m 

With 50% Crew: 271.1 m
With 75% Crew: 308.1 m
With 100% Crew: 345 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 414 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 379.5 m
Maximum possible: 496.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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400 m 

With 50% Crew: 314.3 m
With 75% Crew: 357.2 m
With 100% Crew: 400 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 480 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 440 m
Maximum possible: 575.6 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Values are Stock - click for Top
Strv m/42


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The Strv m/42 is a Swedish tier 5 medium tank.

Developed on the basis of the Lago medium tank in the 1930s. The 75-mm Bofors gun was mounted on the 22.5-ton tank. A total of 282 vehicles of different variants were produced. The TM, TH, and TV variants used the Scania-Vabis L-603 twin engines, which provided 160 h.p., while the Strv m/42 EH tanks were powered by a single Volvo A8B engine that provided 370 h.p.

The Strv m/42 leads to the Strv 74.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV 7,5 cm kan m/41 strv 88/115/38 110/110/175 13.64 0.38 2.3 575 24200
V 7,5 cm kan m/43 strv 115/144/38 150/150/185 9.52 0.38 2.5 840 43100

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV Lago m/40 34/28/20 36 330 2400 4500
V Strv m/42 55/30/20 40 350 2925 10100

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV 2 st Scania-Vabis L 603/1 324 20 1080 10300
V Volvo A8B 410 20 1050 13600

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV Lago III 23 41 B/2 5064 4100
V Lago IV 25 45 B/2 5064 10230

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV 25 W Sv/1 m/39-42 345 34 2200
VI 70 W Sv m/43 400 70 21600


Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 t Class Improved Ventilation Class 2 Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Coffee with Cinnamon Buns Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good AP Pen and Damage on the top gun.
  • Tied for best gun depression of all tier 5 tanks with -15.
  • Armor holds up against low tiers.
  • Top engine gives the tank good mobility & decent acceleration.


Cons:


  • Slow reload and lackluster DPM.
  • Below average accuracy
  • Tracks easily damaged
  • Stock gun often fails to pen many same-tier tanks, makes for a rough initial grind


Performance

This is a good tank, although is not really exceptional in any way. The top gun is very good, but its long reload time should be taken into account. This reload means that the tank is useless against multiple enemies. This compared with its squishy armour and hitpoints means that it is an exceptional second line support tank, but not as good as an assault tank (unless at top tier). The gun depression is very good, and should be used to you advantage.


Early Research

Start with the turret, and then research the engine. The stock gun is usable, but not reliable, whereas the stock engine is terrible. next research the gun. the radio and tracks are optional, as neither are needed to begin researching the next tier.


Suggested Equipment


Coated Optics Improved Ventilation Class 2Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Binocular Telescope Tank Gun Rammer 


Gallery

Historical Info

In the mid-1930′s, after only moderate Swedish interest in their designs, Landsverk decided to start working on a medium tank for the export market. By 1936, the first drafts were ready and the marketing process has begun. The design was based on an upscaled version of the L-60 light tank and was fairly modern for its time – the new tank was designated “Lago” by Landsverk. The weight of the vehicle was 15 tons, its armor was fully welded and was 34mm thick. Armament consisted of a 47mm gun and its two 140hp engines gave the tank the top speed of 45kph, with its power to weight ratio of 18,6 hp/t.


The attempts to sell the vehicle continued, but little interest was shown until 1939, when Hungary decided to buy the L-60 light tank. Hungary was also interested in a new medium tank design and contacted Škoda, Praga and Landsverk about their medium tank designs. Landsverk received an order for one prototype to be ready by 1940, but after numerous delays and with the increasing involvement of Hungary on the Russian front, it was decided by the Hungarians that they couldn’t wait for the Swedish prototype. Instead, the Škoda T-21 prototype was modified and turned into the M40 Turán medium tank.

Landsverk´s 18 ton Lago prototype

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By this time, Sweden was desperately looking for a medium tank design of its own. The Swedish force of 37mm armed light tanks was quickly becoming obsolete and because of the war, foreign designs were now mostly out of reach. Therefore, it was decided that the Lago prototype would become the basis for the new Swedish medium tank.

In early 1941, a committee started discussing the requirements for the new tank, which was to be based on the newly completed 18 ton Lago prototype. After a while, an agreement was reached that the tank would not be heavier than 22 tons and would have the armour of 55mm at the front and 30 at the sides. A new turret with a new 7,5cm gun was also chosen, there were however other options discussed for armament, including a high velocity 5,7cm gun or a 10,5cm howitzer. Pherhaps the most impressive feature was the -15dg of gun depression for the main gun.

Although the design was pretty modern when it was concieved, it was not exactly perfect. The tank had been built disproportionately tall compared to its width to allow it to be transported easily on railroads. This however meant that it had a small turret ring, that had a hard time carrying a bigger gun, or turret. Another problem was the choice of armament, the short 75mm gun was not powerful enough to reliably penetrate other medium tanks from frontal angles. The use of difficult to change torsion bars and the use of an unreliable German transmission in some models was also a major cause of problems.

Strv m/42

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In early 1943, the production of the newly designated Strv m/42 finally started. It was produced by Landsverk and Volvo, the latter of which refused to equip the tank with the engine from their competitor, Scania, and therefore started development on their own of a more powerful engine. In the end, the army had to point out that they could make Volvo assemble the vehicles with the Scania engine until development of the Volvo engine was complete. Volvo reluctantly agreed and in the end, only 57 of the Strv m/42 tanks would be equipped with the 410hp Volvo engine instead of the two 162hp Scania engines.

It was realized fairly early on during the tank production that the current armament was not sufficient and therefore discussions about rearming the tank started in 1944. Proposals were made for the lengthening of the 75mm or replacing it with the newly developed 5,7cm Pvkan m/43 anti-tank gun. Instead of these options, it was decided to start the development on a new turret, which would be able to mount a high velocity 75mm gun.

Turret schematics

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Mockup turret

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The new turret had 60mm frontal and 30mm side armor and was armed with the 7,5cm Pvkan m/43 anti-tank gun. But its most interesting feature was a 3 round magazine for an “automatic rammer”, that would allow the tank fire 3 rounds in short bursts. A mock-up of the turret was made and at some point after that a functional prototype was created as well, but by 1946, the tests had bad results and the project was cancelled.

A few special variations of the Strv m/42 existed, the first of which was a command version, which carried a 70W Sv m/43 radio, which replaced the machineguns in the turret. A total of 26 tanks were converted to this command version. Experiments were also made with a recovery version, which was equipped with a crane, capable of lifting 12 tons. Only two were made and both were delivered in 1944. There were also some attempts to create a bridgelayer version, but after disastrous performance in rough terrain due to the disproportionately tall chassis, the project was cancelled. It would later be tested again without a turret, but the results were the same and the project was cancelled once again.

BBV m/42 recovery vehicle and a Strv m/41

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Brobv m/42 experimental bridgelayer

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Strv m/42 was produced from April 1943 to January 1945 with a total of 287 units produced. It was the most powerful tank to serve with the Swedish army from 1943 until 1953, when it was replaced with the Centurion Mk.3. The Strv m/42 would however continue its service until 1957, when most were rebuilt with a new turret and gun to become Strv 74, but that is a story for another time. The rest of the vehicles was refitted with a new Ra 121 radio and some, mostly visual, changes happened as well, like the removal of the hull mounted machinegun and the addition of more equipment. The vehicle was redesigned to Ikv 73 and was used as an infantry support vehicle until 1973.

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Historical Gallery

Sweden
Light Tanks IStrv fm/21 IIStrv m/38 IIL-60 IIIStrv m/40L
Medium Tanks IVLago VStrv m/42 VIStrv m/42-57 Alt A.2 VIStrv 74 VIILeo VIIIPrimo Victoria
Heavy Tanks VIIIEmil I IXEmil II XKranvagn
Tank Destroyers IIPvlvv fm/42 IIIIkv 72 IVSav m/43 VIkv 103 VIIkv 65 Alt II VIIIkv 90 Typ B VIIIUDES 03 VIIIStrv S1 IXStrv 103-0 XStrv 103B
Self-Propelled Artillery
Medium Tanks
USA IIT2 Medium Tank IIIM2 Medium Tank IVM3 Lee VM4 Improved VM4A2E4 Sherman VM4 Sherman VRam II VIM4A3E8 Fury VIM4A3E8 Thunderbolt VII VIM4A3E8 Sherman VIM4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo VIIT20 VIIT23E3 VIIIT25 Pilot Number 1 VIIIM46 Patton KR VIIIM26 Pershing VIIIT26E4 SuperPershing VIIIT69 VIIIT95E2 IXM46 Patton IXT54E1 XM48A5 Patton XM60 XT95E6
UK IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda IVGrant IVAC 1 Sentinel VCrusader VSherman III VMatilda Black Prince VISherman Firefly VICromwell VIAC 4 Experimental VICromwell B VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I VIIIFV4202 VIIIChieftain/T95 IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XCenturion Action X
Germany IIIGroßtraktor - Krupp IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K VTurán III prototípus VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat. VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VPz.Kpfw. T 25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPanther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIPanzer 58 Mutz VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE 50 IXT 55A IXLeopard Prototyp A XE 50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
France IIID2 IIISomua S35 IVSARL 42 VRenault G1 VIIILorraine 40 t VIIIAMX Chasseur de chars VIIIM4A1 Revalorisé IXAMX 30 1er prototype IXBat.-Châtillon 25 t AP XBat.-Châtillon 25 t XAMX 30 B
USSR IVA-32 IVT-28E with F-30 IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85M VIT-34-85 Rudy VIT-34-85 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-54 first prototype VIIIT-44-100 (R) VIIISTG VIIISTG Guard VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 430 XObject 907 XT-22 medium XT-62A
China VType T-34 VIType 58 VIIT-34-1 VIIIType 59 VIIIT-34-2 VIIIT-34-3 VIII59-Patton IXWZ-120 X121 X121B
Japan IIChi-Ni IIType 89 I-Go/Chi-Ro IIIType 97 Chi-Ha IVType 1 Chi-He VType 3 Chi-Nu VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIType 4 Chi-To VIIType 5 Chi-Ri VIIISTA-1 VIIISTA-2 IXType 61 XSTB-1
Czechoslovakia IVST vz. 39 VŠkoda T 24 VIŠkoda T 40 VIŠkoda T 25 VIIKonštrukta T-34/100 VIIITVP VTU Koncept IXŠkoda T 50 XTVP T 50/51
Sweden IVLago VStrv m/42 VIStrv m/42-57 Alt A.2 VIStrv 74 VIILeo VIIIPrimo Victoria
Poland VIPudel
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