L-62 ANTI II

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L-62 ANTI II
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L-62 ANTI II
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3.7 2.7 2.7
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Description

The Landsverk L-62 ANTI II is a rank III Swedish SPAA with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB) and 2.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury". One can treat it as a sidegrade of the Lvtdgb m/40, as such most of the text onward will compare them, rather than just describe this one.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull12 / 13 / 12
Turret10 / 10 / 10
Crew4 people
Visibility71 %

When one looks at the L-62 ANTI II, it's expected to have decent protection, when in reality it's armoured like the reserve tank Strv m/38. As such, its hull and the turret will only sustain rifle-calibre MG.

The gun shield is expected to protect the crew in case of a brawl with a light tank, but it's only 8 mm thick and can be penetrated by anything at point blank range. It's also way too small to protect the SPAA from any aircraft.

Depending on the BR of opposing tanks, the turret crew armour may protect from enemy tanks, many rank I and II tanks can be too short to fire over it, but most of rank III tanks (which will be the norm in AB, as the L-62 ANTI II belongs to the rank III lineup by default) will not only be too tall for it to matter, but will have HMG that can penetrate it anyway. Regardless, the turret has a lot of openings which allow any tank to decimate the entire turret crew if they try harder. The turret is also way too short and inconsistent to protect from any decent pilot and might as well not exist in case of an air strike.

Compared to the Lvtdgb m/40, technically the protection is supposed to be better, but in reality it just provokes tanks to fire APHE or HE at it, immediately destroying the tank. There is also no longer a possibility to just face them with the front and to lay suppressive fire, expecting the driver cab to stop incoming attacks - the whole interior is now interconnected. But it may protect from MG in RB/SB due to the SPAA's lower BR there.

Technically, it's difficult to notice the L-62 ANTI II as it's not a truck and looks like a tank from afar, so in RB/SB it can pass as something less dangerous to aircraft and faraway tanks until it starts to fire. In AB, its class will immediately alert everyone of what it actually does and every aircraft will immediately go after it.

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
AB44 / 5 km/h
RB and SB41 / 5 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight10.6 t
Engine power
AB275 hp
RB and SB144 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB25.9 hp/t
RB and SB13.6 hp/t

It is effectively slower than the Lvtdgb m/40, but can turn around in place even without neutral steering, which makes it better when fighting inside of a town.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 44 5 10.6 205 275 19.34 25.94
Realistic 41 5 127 144 11.98 13.58

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 140 → 1 467 Sl icon.png
RB1 100 → 1 415 Sl icon.png
SB1 680 → 2 162 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications24 700 Rp icon.png
58 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training32 000 Sl icon.png
Experts110 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces320 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 90 / 150 % Sl icon.png
142 / 142 / 142 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Suspension
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90 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
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Cost:
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
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Transmission
Research:
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Cost:
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220 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
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220 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
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FPE
Research:
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Cost:
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
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Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
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Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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40mm_sw_kan_HE_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
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40mm_sw_kan_APC_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Main armament

40 mm lvakan m/36 cannon
Ammunition144 rounds
Belt capacity8 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
0.6 → 0.5 s
Fire rate120 shots/min
Vertical guidance-5° / 85°
Main article: lvakan m/36 (40 mm)

The gun and the ammunition are the same as the Lvtdgb m/40. The only noticeable differences are the slightly reduced recoil, the fact that the gun is able to fire straight in any direction and the slower traverse speed, requiring the hull to be turned at the same time to catch up to an enemy.

40 mm lvakan m/36 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 144 (8) 120 -5°/+85° ±180° N/A 18.5 25.6 31.1 34.4 36.6 0.65 0.58 0.53 0.50
Realistic 12.5 14.7 17.9 19.7 21.0

Ammunition

  • Default: APC · HEFI-T
  • slsgr m/36C: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · APC
  • slhpgr m/43: SAPHEI · SAPHEI · SAPHEI · HEFI-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 79 75 60 46 35 26
slsgr m/36C 79 75 60 46 35 26
slhpgr m/43 66 62 48 34 25 18

Ammo racks

Full
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2nd
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3rd
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4th
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5th
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6th
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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Against aircraft, 40 mm HE is lethal when it hits
  • Works as a tank destroyer in RB against rank I-II tanks since it has 60-79 mm penetration
  • Stock belt is a very effective all-purpose belt, while SAPHEI belt can destroy tanks and severely damage bombers in one hit
  • Almost has no noticeable reload time, allowing it to continuously fire when needed
  • Relatively mobile
  • Is less prone to alert every aircraft due to not looking like a truck (not relevant in AB)

Cons:

  • Bad reverse speed
  • Can be destroyed by any explosive ammunition via overpressure due to it being open-topped
  • Very ineffective armour that can even be circumvented by anything head-on
  • Turret armour does not protect well against strafing aircraft and might as well not exist after a certain height
  • Bad turret traverse speeds (both horizontal & vertical)
  • Slow rate of fire (120 rpm) and average shell velocity, hitting fast planes is quite hard
  • Low fire density, requires more-than-average aiming skills in a head-on
  • -5° gun depression is only usable in flat battlefields

History

The Landsverk L-62, also known as the Anti II, was a self propelled anti-aircraft gun designed for Finland in 1941 by Landsverk of Sweden. It was based on the Anti I, but with an improved hull and turret. It was based on the chassis of the Landsverk L-60, a light tank design made in the interwar period. The L-62 had an extra road wheel, compared to the L-60. The turret was open topped, and circular. This allowed for better visibility of planes. It was armed with the 40 mm Bofors L/60 anti-aircraft gun. Finland ordered 6 of these vehicles in 1942, and designated them as the ItPsv 41, or Ilmatorjuntapanssarivaunu 41. This translates to anti-aircraft tank 41 in English. In the Summer of 1944, the ItPsv 41 shot down 11 Soviet planes. This protected the tank brigade from air attack. All 6 vehicles were used in Finnish service until 1966.

Devblog

Development of the L-62 began in 1931, with the Landsverk company choosing to convert their L-10 light tank into an SPAA unit as part of a plan to create a range of vehicles intended for the export market. During development however, Landsverk created the more advanced L-60 tank, leading to the decision of continuing development of the L-62 on that chassis instead of the previously used L-10.

The first prototype of the L-62, named ANTI I, was built by the end of the 1930s in parallel with the L-60 then tested. While the Swedish military didn't express interest in procuring the L-62, the Hungarian military purchased the production licence for both the L-60 and L-62, resulting in the creation of the domestically produced 38M Toldi and 40M Nimród tanks, respectively.

Landsverk continued developing the L-62 into the early 1940s, creating a more advanced version of the L-62 in 1941, called the ANTI II. The improved version featured a new hull and turret, as well as having its German transmission swapped out for a Swedish one.

A total of six L-62 ANTI IIs were built, all of which were purchased by Finland and subsequently used in action throughout the remainder of WWII. Surviving the war, the L-62s were used as training vehicles in the postwar period and right up until their retirement in 1966.

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AB Landsverk
Light Tanks 
L-10  Strv m/31
L-60  Strv m/38 · Strv m/39 · Strv m/39 TD · Strv m/40L
Pbil m/40  Pbil m/40
Strv 74  Strv 74
Unimog 404  U-SH 405
Medium Tanks 
Lago  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Ikv 73 · Strv m/42 DT
Tank Destroyers 
Ikv 72  Ikv 72 · Ikv 103
Pvkv m/43  Pvkv m/43 (1946) · Pvkv m/43 (1963)
Pvkv II/III  Pvkv II · Pvkv III
SPAA  Pvlvv fm/42 · L-62 ANTI II

Sweden anti-aircraft vehicles
Wheeled  Lvtdgb m/40
Radar SPAAG  VEAK 40 · Lvkv 9040C
Missile SPAA  Lvrbv 701 · ASRAD-R · ItO 90M
Other  Pvlvv fm/42 · Pbv 301 · L-62 ANTI II · Lvkv 42