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Strv m/38

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Battle Tier
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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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3,900  Credits Cost
160170 HP Hit Points
8.71/99.15/10 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Driver
  3. Gunner (Loader)
Mobility
142160 hp Engine Power
45/18 km/h Speed Limit
3842 deg/s Traverse
16.317.49 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
13/13/13 mm Hull Armor
13/13/1315/13/13 mm Turret Armor
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77.92 r/m 

Magazine-fed Gun

Burst Length: 2 rounds
Magazine Size: 10 rounds
Cycle Time: 0.3 s
Magazine Reload Times
Nominal: 5 s
50% Crew: 6.36 s
75% Crew: 5.6 s
100% Crew: 5 s
With Vents: 4.89 s
With Vents and BiA: 4.79 s

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25.53 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.35 s
50% Crew: 2.99 s
75% Crew: 2.63 s
100% Crew: 2.35 s
Rammer: 2.12 s
Vents: 2.3 s
Both: 2.07 s
Both and BiA: 2.03 s
Both and Max Crew %: 1.94 s

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65.38

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (14 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 65.38
50% Crew: 51.8
75% Crew: 58.66
100% Crew: 65.38
With Vents: 66.92
With Vents and BiA: 68.04

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 200.62
50% Crew: 188.02
75% Crew: 194.32
100% Crew: 200.62
With Vents: 202.02
With Vents and BiA: 203.14

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (14 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 65.38
50% Crew: 51.8
75% Crew: 58.66
100% Crew: 65.38
With Vents: 66.92
With Vents and BiA: 68.04

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 200.62
50% Crew: 188.02
75% Crew: 194.32
100% Crew: 200.62
With Vents: 202.02
With Vents and BiA: 203.14

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (18 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 84.06
50% Crew: 66.6
75% Crew: 75.42
100% Crew: 84.06
With Vents: 86.04
With Vents and BiA: 87.48

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 257.94
50% Crew: 241.74
75% Crew: 249.84
100% Crew: 257.94
With Vents: 259.74
With Vents and BiA: 261.18

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1021.2

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (40 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1021.2
50% Crew: 802.4
75% Crew: 912
100% Crew: 1021.2
100% Crew
Vents: 1045.2
Rammer: 1134.8
Both: 1161.2
Both and BiA: 1183.2
Both and Max Crew %: 1234.4

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1061.2
50% Crew: 842.4
75% Crew: 952
100% Crew: 1061.2
100% Crew
Rammer: 1174.8
Vents: 1085.2
Both: 1201.2
Both and BiA: 1223.2
Both and Max Crew %: 1274.4

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Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (40 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1021.2
50% Crew: 802.4
75% Crew: 912
100% Crew: 1021.2
100% Crew
Vents: 1045.2
Rammer: 1134.8
Both: 1161.2
Both and BiA: 1183.2
Both and Max Crew %: 1234.4

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1061.2
50% Crew: 842.4
75% Crew: 952
100% Crew: 1061.2
100% Crew
Rammer: 1174.8
Vents: 1085.2
Both: 1201.2
Both and BiA: 1223.2
Both and Max Crew %: 1274.4

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Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (50 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1276.5
50% Crew: 1003
75% Crew: 1140
100% Crew: 1276.5
100% Crew
Vents: 1306.5
Rammer: 1418.5
Both: 1451.5
Both and BiA: 1479
Both and Max Crew %: 1543

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1326.5
50% Crew: 1053
75% Crew: 1190
100% Crew: 1326.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 1468.5
Vents: 1356.5
Both: 1501.5
Both and BiA: 1529
Both and Max Crew %: 1593

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Damage Per Minute


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0.48 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.595 m
With 75% Crew: 0.519 m
With 100% Crew: 0.46 m
With BiA: 0.45 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.44 m
Maximum possible: 0.422 m

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0.42 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.52 m
With 75% Crew: 0.454 m
With 100% Crew: 0.403 m
With BiA: 0.394 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.385 m
Maximum possible: 0.369 m

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2 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.478 s
With 75% Crew: 2.163 s
With 100% Crew: 1.918 s
With GLD: 1.743 s
With BiA: 1.875 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.835 s
With both and GLD: 1.668 s
Maximum possible: 1.599 s

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1.8 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.23 s
With 75% Crew: 1.947 s
With 100% Crew: 1.726 s
With GLD: 1.569 s
With BiA: 1.688 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.651 s
With both and GLD: 1.501 s
Maximum possible: 1.439 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
3235 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-10°/+25°-15°/+25° Elevation Arc
250100 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






290 m 

With 50% Crew: 227.8 m
With 75% Crew: 259 m
With 100% Crew: 290 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 304.7 m
With Coated Optics: 319 m
With Binocular Telescope: 362.5 m
Maximum possible: 415.2 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






300 m 

With 50% Crew: 235.7 m
With 75% Crew: 267.9 m
With 100% Crew: 300 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 315.2 m
With Coated Optics: 330 m
With Binocular Telescope: 375 m
Maximum possible: 429.5 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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290 m 

With 50% Crew: 227.8 m
With 75% Crew: 259 m
With 100% Crew: 290 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 348 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 319 m
Maximum possible: 417.3 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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290 m 

With 50% Crew: 227.8 m
With 75% Crew: 259 m
With 100% Crew: 290 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 348 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 319 m
Maximum possible: 417.3 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
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II

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3900

The Strv m/38 is a Swedish tier 2 light tank.

Developed on the basis of the L-60 light tank by AB Landsverk. During mass production, the vehicle underwent several modernizations. A total of 216 vehicles of different variants were produced from 1939 through 1944. The vehicle remained in the service of the Swedish army until the 1960s.

The Strv m/38 leads to the Strv m/40L.

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)

II 20 mm akan m/40 31/59/10 14/14/18 77.92 0.48 2 44 3050
III 37 mm kan m/38 strv 55/78/19 40/40/50 25.53 0.42 1.8 82 8200

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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)

I Strv m/38 13/13/13 32 290 1350 300
II Strv m/39 15/13/13 35 300 1633 710

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Engines

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

II Scania-Vabis 1664 142 20 485 1050
III Büssing NAG L8V/36 TR 160 20 600 4350

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Suspensions

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

I Strv m/38 9 38 B/2 2050 350
II Strv m/39 10 42 B/2 2050 630

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Radios

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

II 25 W Sv/1 m/39 290 34 180


Compatible Equipment

Light Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Torsion Bars 1 t Class Improved Ventilation Class 1 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 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:


  • Fantastic depression
  • Good penetration and alpha values
  • Low dispersion on the move and on turret rotation


Cons:


  • Below average DPM
  • thin armour


Gallery

Historical Info

The story of the L-60 begins in 1934, when Landsverk was contacted by the Irish Ministry of Defence, that took notice of their advanced tank designs. Soon, it was decided, that Landsverk would produce two prototypes of their most advanced tank yet.


This new tank design was called L-60. It was further development of their previous L-10 design, but was smaller and it incorporated what experience Landsverk gained during the Swedish tests of the Strv m/31. It was armed with a 20mm autocannon and a 8mm machinegun in fully traverseable turret. The tank’s hull and turret was fully welded and equipped with state-of-the-art optics – in fact, it was one of the most modern designs in the world at that time, using in full the important lessons, learned from the Swedish trials L-10 trials.

First, the rear mounted transmission got moved to the front to resolve the problem with track tension, caused by the rear-mounted transmission on the L-10. Second, the unreliable spring suspension got replaced with a newly developed torsion bar suspension, this is one of the first times (if not the first) it has ever been fitted to a tank.

L-60 schematics from 1934

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The first prototype was finished just a year after – in 1935 – and soon it attracted the attention of Switzerland, leading to the order of six L-60 and L-120 tanks. This however led nowhere, as Switzerland decided to buy the Czech TNH instead. In late 1935, an Irish committee came to Landsverk to check on the progress on the prototypes, but during the visit, because if a driver error, one of the prototypes backfired and burned out, despite best efforts to put the fire out. Landsverk offered to produce third prototype as soon as possible, but as a result, only one L-60 got shipped to Ireland in 1935.

Irish L-60 prototype

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In 1935, one of the Irish tanks was also shown to Swedish delegation. The tank soon became the preferred alternative for a new tank to other designs, such the British Vickers 6 ton and the Czech TNH. Soon after, the tank was redesigned to Swedish standards. Swedish engine was put in, new bigger turret with a radio was installed as well and a new 37mm Bofors gun was also implemented. In 1936, two Swedish prototypes were ordered – one complete and one hull for trials. At the same time, Austria ordered one prototype for evaluation. Austria ended up not buying the tank – instead, the austrian prototype was sent to Hungary. In Hungary, the tank (as well as the L-62 (SPAAG based on the L-60 chassis)) are evaluated and after comparative trials with the Strussler V4, the design was chosen for licensed production, which started in 1940. The L-60 and L-120 got also shown during a Polish visit to Landsverk in 1937, but nothing came of it.

Hungarian Toldi tank

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Swedish L-60 prototype

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By 1937, the Swedish prototypes were finished and not long after, a modified version is ordered into production under the designation of Strv m/38, with Lansverk designation “L-60-S”. In total, 16 tanks were delivered from 1938-1939, one of which was a prototype, rebuilt to production specifications. The tank was relatively modern for 1938 with its 15mm of armour and 37mm gun, but in 1939, World War Two breaks out and it became apparent that the design was quickly becoming obsolete.

Strv m/38

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In 1939, after the annexation of Czechoslovakia, it became clear that more tanks were needed. Therefore, second production run of tanks was ordered. Despite the demands for increased armour protection, the new model of the tank went in production without much improvement due to its fragile suspension. The main change on this new model was the new turret, which had sloped frontal armor. The tanks were seriously delayed by the failure of Bofors to produce enough 37mm guns. The tank was designated as Strv m/39, with the Lansverk designation of “L-60-S II”. A total of 20 of these tanks were made from 1939 to 1941. By this time however, it was absolutely clear that the armour was completely irrelevant and after a lot of arguing, Landsverk agreed to finally increase the armor of the tank, but only using additional applique armor kits.

Strv m/39, note the early gun mantlet

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Sweden was now in really bad situation. Its neighbor, Finland was already involved in its war with the Russians and in 1940, the other neighbor, Norway got invaded by the Germans. To top it all, the previously ordered 90 Czech TNH tanks (the order was made before the invasion of 1939) were now cancelled by the Germans, who seized the tanks for their own army. This meant that Sweden was cut off from the outside world and would have to rely on its own tank designs. Therefore, the L-60 was modified once again, this time with mass production in mind. The tank was largely the same as the L-60-SII, but was now equipped with an automatic gearbox, some vehicles could even mount a mortar on the back for infantry support in addition to the applique armor, but mainly the tank was simplified for mass production. The vehicle was designated Strv m/40L (“L-60-S III” by Landsverk). A total of 100 tanks of this type were produced between 1941 and 1942.

Strv m/40L with applique armour

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And its armor schematics

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By 1943, Landsverk started to produce a heavier tank design and no longer had the capacity to produce the L-60 series of tanks, so instead, their production shifted to Karlstad Mekaniska Werkstad. The L-60 design recieved another overhaul and the suspension was finaly improved to the point where the applique armour could be built in from the start. Other than that, new, more powerful engine was fitted, the result of which was making the vehicle longer. This tank model was designated Strv m/40K by the army (and L-60-SV by Landsverk). An interesting thing to note is that there is no information on the previous L-60-S IV design, other than it weighed 12 tones and had the same armament as well as an unknown 180hp engine. Anyhow, 80 Strv m/40K tanks were produced between 1943 and 1944 and this was the final version of the L-60 to be produced during the war.

Strv m/40K

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Armour schematics

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After the war, some models of the tank wer still in active service during the 50′s, there were even plans to re-equip the tanks with a new turret with a 57mm gun. The idea was kicked around since 1944, but the first prototype was only ready by 1949-1950. The prototype hull was that of the Strv m/40L and the turret mounted the 5,7cm Pvkan m/43 gun. The vehicle was designated Pvkv IV “Värjan” (Pvkv meaning “tank destroyer 4″, it was named “Värjan” after some kind of sword, used by the Swedish Carolean army in 16th century). The new turret and the gun increased the weight by 500kg, but this was compensated by the removal of the applique armour. The turret was poorly armored to keep the weight down, with a 20mm gun mantlet and 12mm of armor everywhere else. The trials of the prototype showed that there were big problems with the aiming system and the project was discontinued.

Pvkv IV “Värjan”

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The last model of the L-60 to serve with the Swedish army was the Strv m/40K, which was retired in 1957. However, a few years later, 25 Strv m/40′s were sold to Dominican Republic. There, some of them would serve until the 1990s! In fact, three of these tanks were lost while fighting the American marine corps, one was even destroyed by a M48 Patton.

Strv m/40 in service with Dominican forces

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Historical Gallery

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Self-Propelled Artillery
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UK IICruiser Mk. I IIM2 IICruiser Mk. III IILight Mk. VIC IIIStuart I-IV IIICruiser Mk. IV IIICruiser Mk. II IVValentine IVCovenanter
Germany ILeichttraktor IIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. D IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIPz.Kpfw. 35 (t) IIPz.Kpfw. I IIPz.Kpfw. II III43 M. Toldi III IIIPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) IIIPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. E IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J IIIPz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G IIIPz.Kpfw. T 15 IVPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. IVPz.Kpfw. II Luchs VVK 16.02 Leopard VIVK 28.01 VIIAufklärungspanzer Panther VIISpähpanzer SP I C VIIIleKpz M 41 90 mm GF VIIIHWK 12 IXSpähpanzer Ru 251 XRheinmetall Panzerwagen
France IRenault FT IID1 IIFCM 36 IIRenault R35 IIHotchkiss H35 IIIAMX 38 IVAMX 40 VAMX ELC bis VIAMX 12 t VIIAMX 13 75 VIIAMX 13 57 GF VIIIBat.-Châtillon 12 t IXAMX 13 90 XAMX 13 105
USSR IMS-1 IIBT-2 IIT-45 IIT-26 IIT-60 IITetrarch IIIBT-7 IIIBT-SV IIILTP IIIM3 Light IIIBT-7 artillery IIIT-127 IIIT-46 IIIT-70 IVA-20 IVT-80 IVValentine II VT-50 VIMT-25 VIILTG VIIILTTB IXT-54 ltwt. XT-100 LT
China IRenault NC-31 IIVickers Mk. E Type B IIIType 2597 Chi-Ha IVM5A1 Stuart VI59-16 VIType 64 VIIType 62 VIIWZ-131 VIIIWZ-132 IXWZ-132A XWZ-132-1
Japan IRenault Otsu IIType 95 Ha-Go IIType 97 Te-Ke IIIType 98 Ke-Ni IVType 5 Ke-Ho
Czechoslovakia IKolohousenka IILT vz. 35 IIILT vz. 38
Sweden IStrv fm/21 IIStrv m/38 IIL-60 IIIStrv m/40L
Poland