Pvkan m/43 (75 mm)
The 75 mm Pvkan m/43 is a Swedish tank cannon, based off an anti-aircraft cannon.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
The Pvkan m/43 has a high muzzle velocity, a varied selection of shells, with solid penetration across the board.
- slpprj m/41: An uncapped solid shot with good penetration and poor post-penetration damage, although muzzle velocity is still higher than other guns of the type. Replace with the slpgr m/43 as soon as possible.
- slpgr m/43: This APCBC shell has a high muzzle velocity, explosive filler and improved penetration. It makes this shell your go-to for almost any situation.
- sgr m/38: Complimentary high-explosive shell. What distinguishes the sgr m/38 is its far higher muzzle velocity, slightly higher penetration and high explsovie filler mass. Useful against light vehicles that the slpgr m/43 might overpenetrate.
- 7,5 cm slpprj m/49: Post-war APDS shot available to specifically the Pvkv m/43 (1963). Offers vastly improved penetration and muzzle velocity at the cost of post-penetration damage. Although the slpgr m/43 should still be your default shell, the APDS offers better immediate penetration against better-armoured foes the 1963 model may face at its higher BR. Always recommended to carry at least a few.
Comparison with analogues
The Pvkan m/43 is one of the best guns in its class, and can be seen as a well-performing middle ground between its competition. It almost completely outclasses the American M1 (76 mm), offering similar performance to the German KwK40 L43 (75 mm). However, all of these guns have some areas in which they excel at better than the Pvkan m/43 does. The M1 has better ranged penetration and faster reload, the Type II Model II has less shell drop and higher accuracy, and the 75/43 has much better overall penetration and fires faster. Keep these aspects in mind as underestimating your opponent may lead to your folly.
Usage in battles
The best way to use the Pvkan m/43 is as a sniper, as its very high muzzle velocity and generally powerful telescopic sights make long-ranged shots a formality, and with the good explosive filler, follow-up shots are almost always unnecessary. Ideally you should find a ridge or hill to hull-down in and allow your excellent gun depression to work to its fullest potential.
It also finds itself reasonably effective in the ambush role, as its strengths translate very well to the playstyle. Players however should be cautious with the longer reload time, as you may quickly find yourself outnumbered if you are not careful.
Pros and cons
- Excellent ballistics
- Shell have very good post-penetration damage
- Often has strong optics attached
- Very good gun depression, either 15° or 10°
- Rather long reload time
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- Similar Swedish 75 mm guns
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|Sweden tank cannons|
|20 mm||Akan m/47D · Pvlvkan m/40|
|37 mm||kan m/38|
|40 mm||akan m/70B|
|57 mm||Pvkan m/43|
|75 mm||kan m/02 · kan m/41 · kan Strv 74 · lvkan m/37 A · pvkan m/43|
|84 mm||kan Strv 81|
|90 mm||kan Ikv 91|
|105 mm||kan Bofors · kan Ikv · kan m/44 · kan Strv 101 · L/50 · L74 · L7A3|
|120 mm||automatkanon · CTG · kan Strv 121 · kan Strv 122|
|150 mm||fsthaub m/02|
|155 mm||kan m/60|