Ikv 91-105

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This page is about the Swedish light tank Ikv 91-105. For the 90 mm variant, see Ikv 91.
Ikv 91-105
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Ikv 91-105
AB RB SB
8.3 8.3 8.3
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Description

The Infanterikanonvagn 91-105 is a rank VI Swedish light tank with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Ixwa Strike".

General info

Ikv 91-105 as seen from the side.

The Ikv 91-105 is a Swedish light tank that offers accurate firepower with good mobility. The gun fires highly devastating APFSDS rounds that can effectively deal with targets opposing it around flanking routes and open fields. The tank relies heavily on shooting first, as the vehicle features little protection to save it. This requires the user to creatively position the vehicle so enemies are ensured to be shot first, to avoid any possible incoming damage. The gun is well equipped with a two-plane stabilizer and laser rangefinder, which guarantees a perfect shot at any range when used properly. As a secondary line of defence, the Ikv 91-105 features a good amount of smoke grenades that quickly deploy high above the tank, allowing it to very effectively escape either by reversing or swiftly turning around.

Overall, the Ikv 91-105 is a great tank for anyone already used to the Ikv 91 looking for a modernized alternative, as well as for anyone interested in a conventional light tank at this high rank.

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull12 / 12 / 8
Turret8 / 12 / 12
Crew4 people
Visibility84 %

The Ikv 91-105 is a light vehicle. In order to remain agile, the Ikv 91-105 is forced to sacrifice most of its protection. The hull and turret sport a different shape compared to the earlier Ikv 91, but overall maintain the same level of protection. The upper and lower plates can occasionally protect against .50 cal MG fire, but the turret is often left exposed. The Ikv 91-105 should always avoid incoming fire from large-calibre machine guns and cannons, as they are more than likely guaranteed to damage the tank internally.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret)
  • High-hardness rolled homogeneous armour (hull sides, lower front plate)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 12 mm (30-45°) Top
20 mm (37°) Bottom
4 mm Top
8 mm Bottom
8 mm (15°) Top
8 mm (20°) Bottom
8-12 mm
Turret 12 mm (0-50°) Turret front
12 mm (0-50°) Gun mantlet
12 mm (10-40°) 12 mm (0-30°) 12 mm (0-15°)
Cupola 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm

Notes:

  • Tracks are 15 mm thick, while suspension wheels and torsion bars are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 10 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB72 / 13 km/h
RB and SB65 / 12 km/h
Number of gears8 forward
2 back
Weight18.7 t
Engine power
AB687 hp
RB and SB360 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB36.7 hp/t
RB and SB19.3 hp/t
Ikv 91-105 moving through tall grass
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 72 13 18.7 558 687 29.84 36.74
Realistic 65 12 318 360 17.01 19.25

Although the mobility of the Ikv 91-105 can come off as mediocre, the overall agility of the vehicle is very comfortable in battle. The tank is able to neutral steer without any issue, and has enough speed in both directions to avoid most situations. The engine is essentially identical to the prior Ikv 91, and thus struggles a lot when difficult slopes are encountered, considering the tank is significantly heavier than its original variant.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 420 → 7 041 Sl icon.png
RB5 260 → 8 379 Sl icon.png
SB8 300 → 13 221 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications152 100 Rp icon.png
259 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training140 000 Sl icon.png
Experts500 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces890 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 160 / 250 % Sl icon.png
214 / 214 / 214 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
8 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
8 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
8 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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105mm_usa_HESH_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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105mm_us_M416_Smoke_ammo_pack
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
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Airstrike
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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Improved optics
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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105mm_usa_M735_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
8 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
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NVD
Research:
8 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png

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
Ammunition40 rounds
First-order11 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-8° / 15°
Main article: kan Bofors (105 mm)
Ikv 91-105 firing the main 105 mm cannon.

The 105 mm cannon found on the Ikv 91-105 is a two-plane stabilized gun, capable of firing sub-calibre munitions, such as the Slpprj m/80, that perform favourably against most vehicles it faces. Although the penetration might seem like a downgrade compared to the HEATFS found on the prior Ikv 91, the shells fired have a much higher velocity, and devastating penetration values at high angles.

The cannon is paired with a laser rangefinder, which automatically adjusts the elevation at range. This makes the Ikv 91-105 very capable at distanced engagements, as the gun can fire with perfect accuracy as soon as the target has been measured. The user still has to account for target movement, as well as objects or terrain obstructing the target. But when used carefully, the gun only really requires a single shot per target.

105 mm kan Bofors Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 40 -8°/+15° ±180° Two-plane 23.8 32.9 40.0 44.2 47.1 8.71 7.70 7.10 6.70
Realistic 14.9 17.5 21.3 23.5 25.0

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
slpprj m/62 APDS 260 258 250 240 231 222
slsgr m/61A HE 23 23 23 23 23 23
slspgr m/61 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
slpprj m/80 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
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/62 APDS 1,400 4.5 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°
slsgr m/61A HE 650 15.5 0 0.1 1,830 79° 80° 81°
slspgr m/61 HESH 720 11.4 0.1 4 3,150 73° 77° 80°
slpprj m/80 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
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/61 330 18.7 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Ikv 91-105
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
40 28 (+12) 12 (+28) (+39) No

Notes:

  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  • Rack 3 is a first stage ammo rack. It totals 11 shells and gets filled first when loading up the tank.
  • This rack is also emptied early: the rack depletion order at full capacity is: 3 - 1 - 2.
  • Simply not firing when the gun is loaded will move ammo from racks 1-2 into rack 3. Firing will interrupt the restocking of the ready racks.

Machine guns

Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Ammunition2 250 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Main article: ksp m/39B (8 mm)

The Ikv 91-105 features two 8 mm machine guns. These are quite common for most Swedish tankers, and are only effective against exposed crew, and slow flying helicopters. The 8 mm rounds are quite effective at dealing with light obstacles like small fences and foliage, but should always be used with caution, as the tracers can expose the location of the vehicle.

8 mm ksp m/39B
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 2,250 (250) 649 N/A N/A
Pintle 2,000 (250) 649 -5°/+15° ±80°

Usage in battles

When playing the Ikv 91-105, it's important to play like a light tank. The Ikv 91-105, although nimble, can be quite slow when stock. Overall the tank struggles to maintain a high speed, and will often lag behind other vehicles of the same class. The great compensation for this is the firepower. Thanks to a deadly arsenal of shells, along with a stabilizer, the tank engages any vehicle it faces with ease. Paired with a stabilizer and laser rangefinder, the Ikv 91-105 can comfortably attack at any distance. This makes the Ikv 91-105 very flexible, as you can use it both as a long range reconnaissance sniper, and a close range glass cannon.

When a match starts, it's always optimal to look for a favourable location within reach. If mobility allows you to surprise your opponents, it can be a favourable choice, especially in close quarter maps. While other situations could call for distanced engagements, such as unexpected sight-lines and well hidden ambushes, as the tank is fairly easy to hide. On top of its small profile, the Ikv 91-105 features a good amount of smoke launchers, that quickly deploy and conceal the vehicle when necessary.

A typical engagement scenario:

  1. Rush to a position with a favourable line of sight
  2. Engage opponents without exposing yourself
  3. Scout targets for your team
  4. Deploy smoke grenades to help your team retreat

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Hard-hitting 105 mm cannon
  • Small profile, shorter than most tanks
  • Great mobility and traverse
  • Ability to scout and repair
  • Access to night vision devices

Cons:

  • Lightly armoured, insufficient even to resist .50 cal MG fire
  • Mediocre rate of fire
  • Inconsistent depression angles, uncomfortable to aim behind cover
  • Vulnerable to aircraft

History

AB Hägglunds & Söner, the company behind the Ikv 91 light tank, had high hopes for a successful export market, outside the domestic use of the platform. The design had been ill-fated early since the chassis was too weak to handle high-pressure weaponry, necessary for sub-calibre munitions. By the 1980s however, the ability to mount a high pressure 105 mm cannon was taken to consideration, as Bofors had developed a low-recoil variant. This design idea quickly took shape in 1983 as India was looking for a new amphibious light tank. The requirements involved full firing capability when submerged, meaning the cannon had to be stabilized. The vehicle introduced a commanders fire control system, as well as Infra-red night vision devices provided by SAAB. India evaluated the design, along with other countries, but ultimately no series production was ever established. The Swedish Army considered a possible modernization of the Ikv 91 by using this 105 mm gun, but found the design too weak for such high weaponry.

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See also

Similar Swedish tanks

Similar tanks in terms of performance and BR

External links


Hägglund & Söner
Light Tanks 
Ikv 91  Ikv 91 · Ikv 91-105
Tank Destroyers 
ATGM Carriers  UDES 33 · Pvrbv 551
SPAA 
Strv m/41  Pbv 301
SAM  Lvrbv 701
See Also  BAE Systems AB

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