CV 90120

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This page is about the Swedish light tank CV 90120. For other versions, see CV90 (Family).
CV 90120
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CV 90120
AB RB SB
10.7 10.7 10.7
Class:
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Description

The Combat Vehicle 90120 is a rank VII Swedish light tank with a battle rating of 10.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
LWS
Notifies about the vehicle's exposure to laser emissions
Armourfront / side / back
Hull20 / 14 / 20
Turret20 / 20 / 20
Crew4 people
Visibility115 %

The CV 90120 combines the Combat Vehicle 90's chassis with a new turret with a 120 mm CTG cannon. As a result, armour is barely present and can only withstand heavy machine gun from the front. Even autocannons can penetrate its turret and 12.7 mm machine guns can cut clean through its side armour. Also be aware, your main goal should be to not receive any enemy fire.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB88 / 57 km/h
RB and SB79 / 51 km/h
Number of gears8 forward
4 back
Weight27.7 t
Engine power
AB1 526 hp
RB and SB800 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB55.1 hp/t
RB and SB28.9 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 88 57 27.7 1,240 1,526 44.77 55.09
Realistic 79 51 708 800 25.56 28.88

Despite beating other top-tier vehicles with incredible mobility, the CV 90120 achieves comparatively fast speeds on all types of terrain, even when stock. This makes it a lot easier to grind the vehicle, as most priority goes into getting the powerful m/95 round. The CV 90120 reaches speeds of just around 50 km/h quite often, and finds little to no trouble manoeuvring. Another upside is the gearbox, which allows the CV 90120 to move almost equally as fast in reverse. The vehicle is fast, and due to the lack of add-on-armour compared to the prior Strf 9040C, the CV 90120 is actually lighter than the 40 mm variant before it. In addition, it gets an upgraded DI16 engine with 120 more horsepower, which results in improved power and torque. Although not comparable to tanks such as the Strv 121 in terms of acceleration, the CV 90120 can definitively stand its own ground in poor conditions.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 350 → 6 929 Sl icon.png
RB4 600 → 7 327 Sl icon.png
SB4 790 → 7 630 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications461 400 Rp icon.png
457 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training260 000 Sl icon.png
Experts930 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 150 / 170 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Cost:
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320 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
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Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
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Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
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Parts
Research:
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Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
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Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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Smoke grenade
Research:
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Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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LWS/LR
Research:
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Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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120mm_NATO_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Airstrike
Research:
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Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
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120mm_DM_HE_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
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Improved optics
Research:
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Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
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NVD
Research:
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Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
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120mm_DM_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
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Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Autoloader
Automatically feeds projectiles into the breech. The speed does not depend on the skills of the loader
Ammunition45 rounds
First-order12 rounds
Reload5.0 s
Vertical guidance-8° / 22°
Main article: CTG (120 mm)
120 mm CTG Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 45 -8°/+22° ±180° Two-plane 28.6 39.5 48.0 53.1 56.5 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
Realistic 17.9 21.0 25.5 28.2 30.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
DM12A1 HEATFS 480 480 480 480 480 480
DM23 APFSDS 418 416 409 401 393 384
slsgr m/95 HE 36 36 36 36 36 36
slpprj m/95 APFSDS 600 598 589 577 565 554
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
DM12A1 HEATFS 1,170 13.5 0.05 0.1 2,150 65° 72° 77°
DM23 APFSDS 1,680 4.3 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
slsgr m/95 HE 754 17.5 0 0.1 3,540 79° 80° 81°
slpprj m/95 APFSDS 1,740 5.6 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the CV 90120
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
45 26 (+19) 13 (+32) (+38) (+44) No

Note:

  • The autoloader magazine contains 12 rounds.

Machine guns

12.7 mm ksp 88 machine gun (coaxial)
Ammunition1 200 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reload8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: ksp 88 (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm ksp 88
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1,200 (200) 577 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The CV 90120 has minimal armour only meant to withstand small arms fire and indirect shrapnel. Despite this, it's rather versatile due to its mobility, reload, and the powerful slpprj m/95 round. Your playstyle can make use of the autoloader, the m/95 round, 3rd gen thermals, and LWS (laser warning system) to snipe at long ranges (along with the added benefit of the CV 90120's mobility to reposition or get to sniping spots quicker), or you can make aggressive flanks to utilize the 5-second reload and take out or disable enemies before they can even react. Try to stay away from the frontline as your armour is effectively useless no matter the range. Its incredible reverse speed and acceleration will always make it easy to dip in and out of cover, retreat when damaged, or to simply reposition yourself, and with its autoloader, you can afford to lose a crewmember (during a firefight) while retaining all combat efficiency. With the slpprj m/95 round, you can penetrate almost all vehicle in the game from the front at any range (excluding areas such as the turret cheeks on the Leopard 2A5 series and M1A2, and some areas of Russian MBTs). The stock shell is a HEAT-FS shell and the DM23 APFSDS round is a tier I modification. Although entirely usable, it is subpar compared to m/95 round, but holds its own against tanks at its BR until a better round is available. You will just have to play more passively and know how to hit weak spots at longer ranges. Use your mobility to flank on large maps such as Maginot Line and (if you have them researched) use your powerful thermal optics to acquire and destroy a target. If the enemy is looking at you and you are too close, reposition and try to make them lose focus on you. By playing more to your strengths and keeping your weaknesses in mind more than you would a normal MBT, you can make the most of this vehicle.

With a reload of 5 seconds, it shares a quick reload with the aced Challenger 2 and the aced 105 mm Abrams, beating the Leclerc and any other tank's aced crew. Only the Type 90 and Type 10 beat its reload. This means that if you get the first shot off, and either their return shot misses or you disable their cannon, you can quickly take them out before they have a chance to fire again. Once spaded, it packs an insane amount of firepower for a light tank, dishing out 600 mm of penetration downrange every five seconds, and can cripple distracted players.

The CV 90120 has the commander sight feature with a powerful zoom (24x). With the laser rangefinder and thermals, this enables players to swiftly acquire and fire at enemy players and thus enhances the CV 90120's potential in long-range engagements.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent gun and reload, with access to the slpprj m/95 round, the Swedish designation of the CL3143/M322
  • Adequate mobility enabling you to get to an early game position and quickly change positions if spotted or injured
  • The weak armour may reduce the amount of spalling caused by being hit by enemy shells
  • Being a light tank, it has access to scouting and the "Airstrike" modification (reduced spawn cost for friendlies destroying enemy tanks you've scouted)
  • Equipped with an autoloader: reload takes place even while extinguishing a fire or if a crew member gets knocked out
  • Short reload time, at 5 seconds
  • Insane firepower for a light tank - no other light tank has access to a 120 mm gun that can penetrate over 600 mm of armour
  • Outstanding optics: 24x zoom for commander, great FOV, with third generation thermals for both gunner and commander
  • If you only bring 13 shells, the hull space directly under the turret will be empty, which could render poorly placed shots meaningless (though it would be somewhat inadvisable due to the 5 second reload, potentially starving you of ammo).

Cons:

  • Nonexistent armour, can be penetrated by heavy machine guns on the side and autocannons in the front
  • Vulnerable to overpressure damage
  • No top machine gun for anti-helicopter and aircraft defence
  • The slpprj m/95 round is a tier IV modification and will take some time to get access to it
  • Difficult to hide due to the doorknob-shaped commander's optic on the roof of the turret
  • Taller and longer profile compared to all other tanks with the CV90 chassis
  • Turret is mounted far back on the hull: it can be a little awkward peeking backwards, but exposing the entire hull can be dangerous
  • Its speed, combined with its somewhat slow vertical turret-traverse rate, can make firing on the move over rough terrain difficult.

History

Background

After the CV 90105 TML project, Hägglunds began their own private venture to develop the light tank of the future. Working from their CV 90 chassis, they began tinkering with the Swiss Ordnance 120 mm Smoothbore cannon, to achieve MBT grade firepower. The design principle behind the project was that the vehicle wouldn't require armour if it had the capability to destroy targets before being fired upon. The tank was revealed in the summer of 1998 at the EUROSATORY defence exhibition in Paris. This version was a prototype however, as it took Hägglunds 3 more years to finalize the design. The vehicle would be known as the CV 90120, and is one of the most passionate projects launched by Hägglunds.

CV 90120-T in low visibility summer camouflage.

Design

The CV 90120 is incredibly light for its weaponry, coming in at just below 20 tonnes excluding the weaponry. The challenge when designing the tank was transferring the recoil from a gun that size, into the chassis, without damaging the tank. The gun was specifically modified and picked for this problem. the CTG (Compact Tank Gun) 120/L50 Smoothbore managed to solve this issue thanks to the lightweight design and strong structure. The gun is semi auto-loaded from the rear of the turret, with reserve ammunition stored in the rear of the chassis, which was previously used as troop transport in the prior CV 90. Later variants, such as the CV 90120-T, the variant reflected in game, would see novel features such as generation 3 thermal imaging, along with smoke grenades, and commanders thermals provided by SAAB.

Future development

Hägglunds was bought by Alvis Ltd. in 1997, and later by BAE Systems in 2004. Despite this, the project has continued development. The latest version was revealed in 2011, known as the CV 90120 Ghost. This version is still being worked on, despite lacking any sort of customers. No matter the fate of the vehicle, Hägglunds seem convinced that the future of tank combat isn't survivability, but rather visibility. The CV 90120 Ghost has side-skirts capable of adapting its thermal imaging to look like something else, and the chassis is shaped to reflect radar signature. Hägglunds has made it perfectly clear what their vision on the future is, and along with the Polish PL-01 based on the same chassis, the vehicle remains a concept waiting to prove itself right.

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Light Tanks 
CV90  Strf 9040B · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL · CV 90105 TML · CV 90120
MBTs 
Strv 122  Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS
SPAA 
CV90  Lvkv 9040C
See Also  AB Bofors · Hägglund & Söner · KMW

Sweden light tanks
L-60  Strv m/38 · Strv m/39 · Strv m/39 TD · Strv m/40L
Strv m/41  Strv m/41 S-I · Strv m/41 S-II
Ikv 91  Ikv 91 · Ikv 91-105
CV 90  CV 90105 TML · Strf 9040B · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL · CV 90120
Wheeled  Pbil m/40 · U-SH 405
Other  Strv m/31 · Strv 74