Pbil m/40

From War Thunder Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Pbil m/40
Garageimage Pbil m40.jpg
ArtImage Pbil m-40.png
Pbil m/40
2.0 2.0 2.0
Show in game


The Pansarbil m/40 was an armoured car and was used by the Swedish Army. Originally designed for the Danish Army, several units were to be delivered until World War 2 broke out, in which the remaining units intended for the Danish Army instead entered service for the Swedish Army. Pbil m/40 are similar to the m/39 but were manufactured by Volvo instead of Landsverk due to limited capacity from the latter. A total order of 30 Pbil m/40 were ordered by the Swedish army where they would have a new Volvo engine, an improved turret and change of the ammunition storage. Pbil m/40 got the same nickname as the Landsverk version m/39 of the name "Lynx", they were well liked within the Army and would serve within the Swedish Armed forces between 1941 to 1958. Only one version remains in Sweden and are located in Strängnäs at the military museum Arsenalen.

The Pbil m/40 was introduced during Update "Direct Hit" as a reward for the 2021 Export Order event. It's an armoured car with a 20 mm autocannon similar to the Pvlvv fm/42. It has light armour but comes with an large 6-person crew that improves the survivability against solid AP shells, the Pbil m/40 are capable to go the same speed forward and backwards. Its agile maneuverability and speed grants it the ability to move around the map with ease and move to positions to flank and engage unaware enemies, due to the relatively low penetration of its rounds its wise to not engaging well armoured hostiles in a head-on engagement and makes flanking the most viable option to grant effectiveness of the gun. So the Pbil m/40 should be used to flank around the map, hit unaware enemies from the side or the back where it will have greatest possibility to knock out the hostile.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull12 / 10 / 12
Turret12 / 9 / 7
Crew6 people
Visibility73 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Wheel (tires)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 12 mm Upper glacis
9 mm Lower glacis
5-10 mm Top
8 mm Bottom
12 mm Upper glacis
5-12 mm Lower glacis
5-10 mm
Turret 12 mm Turret front
12 mm Gun mantlet
9 mm 7 mm 5-12 mm
Cupola 9 mm 9 mm 9 mm 5 mm


  • Wheels are 10 mm thick and torsion bars are 1 mm thick.


Reverse gearbox
Forward and backward movement is possible at the same maximum speed
Speedforward / back
AB78 / 78 km/h
RB and SB70 / 70 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
5 back
Weight8.1 t
Engine power
AB258 hp
RB and SB135 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB31.9 hp/t
RB and SB16.7 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 78 78 8.1 209 258 25.8 31.85
Realistic 70 70 119 135 14.69 16.67

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB438 Sl icon.png
RB243 Sl icon.png
SB166 Sl icon.png
Crew training450 Sl icon.png
Experts3 000 Sl icon.png
Aces45 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 20 / 20 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new wheels.png
Mods new car suspension.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank ammo.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods tank ammo.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support


Main armament

20 mm Pvlvkan m/40 cannon
Ammunition252 rounds
Belt capacity36 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
1.3 → 1.0 s
Fire rate360 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 25°
Main article: Pvlvkan m/40 (20 mm)
20 mm Pvlvkan m/40 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 252 (36) 360 -10°/+25° ±180° N/A 13.3 18.4 22.4 24.8 26.4 1.30 1.15 1.06 1.00
Realistic 8.3 9.8 11.9 13.2 14.0


  • Default: AP-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T
  • slsgr m/42: HEFI-T
  • slpgr m/42: AP-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default AP-T AP-T 42 40 30 22 16 11
slsgr m/42 HEFI-T 5 4 3 2 2 2
slpgr m/42 AP-T 42 40 30 21 15 10
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
Default AP-T AP-T 815 0.15 - - - 47° 60° 65°
slsgr m/42 HEFI-T 845 0.14 0.1 0.1 10.2 79° 80° 81°
slpgr m/42 AP-T 845 0.14 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Pbil m/40
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
7 (+0) (+1) (+2) (+3) (+4) (+5) (+6) No


  • Ammunition is modeled as 7 magazines of 36 rounds each.

Machine guns

Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Main article: ksp m/36 (8 mm)
8 mm ksp m/36
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 649 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The fast speed allows the Pbil m/40 to get into positions where the enemy team would not suspect you. Take advantage of your 20 mm cannon's high rate of fire and sizable magazine to quickly dispose of unaware tanks, although take care to aim for vital components, due to its relatively low damage. If you are engaging someone in CQC, you should try to take out their gunner or barrel before trying to finish your enemy off, although you should be able to penetrate most enemy tanks frontally. You can also utilise its speed to reach capture points early before attacking the enemy, which will also help your team as you are essentially scouting for them when they catch up to you. As always, use speed as your primary defence, and attempt to avoid direct confrontation, entering engagements on your own terms via ambush or flanking. Using the Pbil m/40 as an improvised SPAA is unadvisable due to its relatively poor elevation, but can still be possible, especially with the generally less durable and slower CAS at this BR.

Pros and cons


  • Its AP-T belt can penetrate most tanks at its BR
  • Its 20 mm has a high rate of fire, making quick work of most tanks
  • Fast reload allows for almost continuous fire
  • High top speed of 78 km/h both forwards and backwards
  • Great survivability due to a crew of 6
  • Modules in the tank are somewhat small and difficult to damage


  • Slow turret traverse, does not respond well to being flanked
  • Turn radius is large since it has a long hull and it is a wheeled vehicle
  • It has next to no armour all round



In 1937, the Danish Army requested the development of an armoured car from the Swedish AB Landsverk company. Developed under the name 'Lynx', three of the 18 units ordered were already shipped to Denmark before the outbreak of WWII. However, after the outbreak of hostilities, Sweden placed an export ban on all military equipment and the remaining Lynx armoured cars remained in Sweden.

Subsequently, the Swedish military commissioned the remaining vehicles into its own service under the designation Pansarbil m/39 while already issuing an order for 30 more vehicles to be built. Part of this order was licensed out to Volvo, with these vehicles receiving the designation Pansarbil m/40. The vehicles remained in Swedish service until 1958 before being decommissioned and sold off to the Dominican Republic where the last units remained in service until the mid 1990's.



See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

AB Landsverk
Light Tanks 
L-10  Strv m/31
L-60  Strv m/38 · Strv m/39 · 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 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  Strf 9040B · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL
  CV 90105 · CV 90120
Wheeled  Pbil m/40 · U-SH 405
Other  Strv m/31 · Strv 74 · Pbv 501
Finland  Vickers Mk.E · ▄T-26E · BT-42 · ▄PT-76 · CV9030FIN · CT-CV 105HP
Denmark  CV9035DK

Sweden premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  ▄T-26E · Strv m/39 · Pbil m/40 · Strv m/41 S-I · CV9035DK · CV 90105
Medium tanks  Sherman III/IV · Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 103-0 · Leopard 1A5NO2 · Christian II
Heavy tanks  Kungstiger
Tank destroyers  Ikv 73 · SAV 20.12.48 · VIDAR