Lvkv 42

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Luftvärnskanonvagn 42
General characteristics
5 peopleCrew
71 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
20 / 14 / 20Hull
20 / 20 / 20Turret
13.5 tWeight
382 hp200 hpEngine power
28.3 hp/t14.8 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
66 km/h forward
8 km/h back
61 km/h forward
7 km/h back
40 mm lvakan m/48 cannonMain weapon
104 roundsAmmunition
0.5 / 0.6 sReload
8 roundsBelt capacity
240 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 90°Vertical guidance
63000 Rp icon.pngResearch
210000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4670 / 6010/2650 / 3410/8360 / 10759Repair
61000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
210000 Sl icon.pngExperts
800 Ge icon.pngAces
172 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Lvkv 42.jpg

The Luftvärnskanonvagn 42 - Swedish for "air defence cannon wagon of 1942" - is a rank IV Swedish SPAA with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 66 8 13.5 284 382 21.04 28.3
Realistic 61 7 177 200 13.11 14.81


Main armament

Main article: Lvakan m/48 (40 mm)
40 mm Lvakan m/48 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 104 (8) 120 -5°/+90° ±180° N/A __._ __._ __._ __._ __._ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __._ __._ __._ __._ __._


  • Default: AP · HEFI-T
  • slsgr m/36C: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · AP
  • 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 95 90 72 55 42 32
slsgr m/36C 95 90 72 55 42 32
slhpgr m/43 66 62 48 34 25 18

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Usage in battles

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Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive slsgr m/36C
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire slhpgr m/43
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support

Pros and cons


  • Good penetration - excellent Swedish 40 mm performance can make quick work of enemy light tanks as well as medium units if utilized correctly!
  • Very fast turret traverse and elevation rate (can reach 70°/s with an aced crew)
  • Stock belt alternates between AP and HE every other round, making it a very effective all-purpose belt
  • 240 RPM, only the Ostwind and AMX-13 DCA 40 is on par with the fire rate
  • Very nimble, its agility can get you safely around the battlefield


  • Paper thin armour - very easy to be disabled or entirely knocked out by incoming HMG fire
  • Low ammo storage - quickly runs out of ammunition when engaging several threats
  • Along with the poor armour, the turret crew's heads are visible - making them easy targets for enemy machine gun fire
  • AP belt has lower penetration than the HE and stock belt, but has more post-pen damage


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See also

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Sweden anti-aircraft vehicles
  Lvrbv 701 · Lvkv 42 · Lvkv 9040C · Lvtdgb m/40
  L-62 ANTI II · Pvlvv fm/42 · VEAK 40