Ikv 73

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Ikv 73
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Ikv 73
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Description

The Infanterikanonvagn 73 is a premium gift rank II Swedish tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Starfighters" as a reward for the 2020 Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull55 / 30 / 20
Turret55 / 25 / 25
Crew4 people
Visibility82 %

Armor protection on the Ikv 73 is average for its tier. While it is 55 mm thick, it is practically vertical. Angling your armor will not help, as the sides are only 30 mm in thickness. The turret armor is pretty much identical to that of the hull. The crew is very tightly packed, so a penetrating shot to the turret or hull is a guaranteed destruction.

Although the best course of action in an Ikv 73 is to remain undetected, there will be times when taking a hit or two will be inevitable. In such a scenario, angle slightly towards the enemy with your front right corner (the one opposite the driver) and try to bait a shot to your right turret cheek (the one with the coaxial MGs). Early HEAT and HE projectiles, as well as the spalling from weaker APHE and Soviet shrapnel rounds, will likely be absorbed by the machine guns. Solid shot will be almost guaranteed to penetrate, but will only knock out the commander and machine gunner. Most shots to the rear engine deck will likely bounce due to the extreme sloping.

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
AB46 / 7 km/h
RB and SB42 / 6 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
1 back
Weight22.3 t
Engine power
AB782 hp
RB and SB410 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB35.1 hp/t
RB and SB18.4 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 46 7 22.3 582 717 26.1 32.15
Realistic 42 6 363 410 16.28 18.39

Mobility of the Ikv 73 is good; about the same as that of the Shermans or earlier Panzers. The tank swiftly accelerates to its top speed of 42 km/h (26 mph), and stops just as easily (though the tank tends to "drift" slightly when stopping mid-turn). The tank reverses at 5 km/h. The suspension damping allows for firing immediately after coming to a stop from full speed, though it is not powerful enough to allow for accurate fire while on the move. The Ikv 73 lacks neutral steering, but still turns about as quickly as its contemporaries.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 870 Sl icon.png
RB3 760 Sl icon.png
SB3 730 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts80 000 Sl icon.png
Aces270 Ge icon.png
Research Aces500 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 30 / 70 / 80 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 130 / 130 / 130 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods tank ammo.png
75mm_sw_kan_Smoke_ammo_pack
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods tank ammo.png
75mm_sw_kan_APHE_ammo_pack
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Mods tank ammo.png
75mm_sw_kan_APBC_ammo_pack

Armaments

Main armament

75 mm kan m/41 cannon
Ammunition59 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.6 → 5.9 s
Vertical guidance-15° / 25°
Main article: kan m/41 (75 mm)

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

75 mm kan m/41 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 59 -15°/+25° ±180° N/A 13.21 18.28 22.20 24.55 26.12 7.67 6.79 6.25 5.90
Realistic 8.92 10.50 12.75 14.10 15.00

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
slpprj m/40 AP 85 83 74 64 55 48
sgr m/40 HE 9 9 9 9 9 9
slpprj m/40B APBC 85 82 73 63 54 46
slpgr m/39 APHE 63 61 53 44 37 31
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%
slpprj m/40 AP 580 6.6 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
sgr m/40 HE 570 6.43 0.4 0.5 580 79° 80° 81°
slpprj m/40B APBC 590 6.3 N/A N/A N/A 48° 63° 71°
slpgr m/39 APHE 580 6.5 1.2 9.0 260 47° 60° 65°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
rökgr m/22 496 6.6 13 5 20 8

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
59 50 (+9) 48 (+11) 36 (+23) 28 (+31) 16 (+43) (+55) (+58) No
Ammo racks of the Ikv 73

Notes:

  • To go into battle with the turret empty of ammo, pack 48 (+11) shells (Racks 1 and 2 emptied).
  • To go into battle with the turret and the front hull empty of ammo, pack 28 (+31) shells (Racks 1 to 4 emptied).

Machine guns

8 mm ksp m/36 machine gun
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
2 x 8 mm ksp m/36 machine gun (coaxial)
Ammunition4 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Main article: ksp m/36 (8 mm)

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

8 mm ksp m/36
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 2,000 (250) 649 -__°/+__° ±180°
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 649 -__°/+__° ±__°
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 649 -__°/+__° ±__°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has a machine gun on top that can rotate 360°
  • Excellent gun depression
  • APHE shell can cause devastating damage if penetrate
  • Decent mobility
  • Tank Destroyer classification while keeping access to Artillery support
  • Has premium bonus

Cons:

  • Tall profile
  • APHE shell has poor penetration power
  • Low penetration gun will have trouble penetrating higher rank targets (KVs, Shermans, T-34s)
  • Main gun has quite low muzzle velocity
  • Armor is almost useless in higher rank battles
  • Slow reverse speed
  • Slow turret rotation

History

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Media

See also

Related Development

Tanks of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


Sweden tank destroyers
  Spj fm/43-44 · Ikv 72 · Ikv 73 · Ikv 103 · Pvkv II · Pvkv m/43 (1946) · Pvkv m/43 (1963) · Pvrbv 551
  SAV 20.12.48 · Sav m/43 (1944) · Sav m/43 (1946) · U-SH 405 · UDES 33

Sweden premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Strv m/39 · CV 90105 TML
Medium tanks  Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 103-0
Tank destroyers  Ikv 73 · SAV 20.12.48