Pvkv III

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This page is about the Swedish tank destroyer Pvkv III. For the other version, see Pvkv II.
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Pvkv III
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3.3 3.3 3.3
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Description

The Pansarvärnskanonvagn III is a rank II Swedish tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull50 / 20 / 15
Turret15 / 10 / 10
Crew5 people
Visibility101 %

Like the Pvkv II, the Pvkv III shares its hull with the Strv m/41, and as such has acceptable hull armour for its BR. However, due to the incredibly thin turret armour which is unlikely to resist the .50 cals found on many vehicles it will face, it is not recommended to fight head-on.

The floor armour in the turret combined with the gun placement makes anything but the largest HE, APHE, and HEAT unlikely to incapacitate the turret and hull crew in one shot, allowing the machine gunner and driver to retreat and repair. Due to this, a hull-down position is recommended.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angles) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 50 mm (20°) Upper plate
15 mm (74°) Upper glacis
50 mm (18°) Lower plate
15 mm (59°) Lower glacis
15-20 mm Front
15 mm Rear
15 mm (15°) 8 mm
Turret 15 mm (0-39°) Turret front 10 mm (6-28°) 10 mm 6 mm

Notes:

  • Tracks are 15 mm thick, while suspension wheels and torsion bars are 10 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 8 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB47 / 6 km/h
RB and SB43 / 6 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
1 back
Weight11.0 t
Engine power
AB315 hp
RB and SB165 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB28.6 hp/t
RB and SB15.0 hp/t

The Pvkv III is very fast for a tank destroyer with a top speed at 43 km/h. With the same engine as on the Strv m/41 S-II, it can climb the steepest of hills and works great on soft terrain. It shines on maps with hills, forests or snow where this tank destroyer maintains its mobility.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 47 6 11 234 315 21.27 28.64
Realistic 43 6 146 165 13.27 15

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB730 → 903 Sl icon.png
RB800 → 989 Sl icon.png
SB1 280 → 1 583 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications10 390 Rp icon.png
23 600 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost750 Ge icon.png
Crew training11 000 Sl icon.png
Experts38 000 Sl icon.png
Aces210 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 50 / 80 % Sl icon.png
124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
650 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
650 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
650 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
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Armaments

Main armament

57 mm Pvkan m/43 cannon
Ammunition32 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
5.2 → 4.0 s
Vertical guidance-12° / 15°
Main article: Pvkan m/43 (57 mm)

The Pvkv III is a tank destroyer with a fully rotatable turret and great gun depression, an unusual sight at its BR. It is only matched by the Cromwell V and Sherman II.

57 mm Pvkan m/43 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 32 -12°/+15° ±180° N/A 10.6 14.6 17.7 19.6 20.9 5.20 4.60 4.24 4.00
Realistic 7.1 8.4 10.2 11.3 12.0

Ammunition

With the 57 mm Pvkan m/43, the Pvkv III is a high threat to the enemy with the following shells.

  • The slpgr m/43 (APHEBC) shell can penetrate up to 88 mm of armour at 10 m. It is effective at dealing with sloped armour with enough explosive filler capable of knocking out any vehicle in one hit.
  • The sgr m/43 is a HE shell and is most effective used on open-topped vehicles and low-flying planes.
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/43 AP 101 97 81 65 52 42
sgr m/43 HE 8 8 8 8 8 8
slpgr m/43 APHEBC 88 86 78 69 61 53
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/43 AP 830 2.7 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
sgr m/43 HE 600 2.82 0 0.1 500 79° 80° 81°
slpgr m/43 APHEBC 850 2.51 1.2 9 60 48° 63° 71°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Pvkv III
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
32 25 (+7) 17 (+15) (+31) No

Notes:

  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  • Turret empty: 17 (+15) shells.

Machine guns

Ammunition1 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
Hull 1,000 (250) 649 ±10° ±10°

Usage in battles

The suggested playstyle of the Pvkv III is flanking or sniping. It is effective at defence thanks to its quick reload and great gun depression and with its speed, it Can be a great flanker.

The opponents you may have trouble dealing with is the KV-1, KV-2, T-34, M4A3 (105), Churchill I, ARL-44 because of their thick armour. To deal with these vehicles, you simply need to shoot them in the sides (T-34, M4A3 (105), Churchill I) or in the rear of the turret ring (KV-1 , KV-2 , ARL-44).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Considerable speed
  • Good penetration capabilities
  • Good gun depression
  • Slightly decent armour angling
  • Armour angling and turret positioning results in better hiding behind hills
  • The turret and hull are separated leading to great survivability if shot in the turret

Cons:

  • Very tall; hard to hide
  • Extremely vulnerable to artillery
  • Very thin turret armour
  • Very limited range of the machine gun
  • Extremely thin top hull armour results in easy death by planes
  • Extremely vulnerable to HE and HEAT because of its open turret

History

Devblog

At the beginning of the Cold War, the Swedish military was looking to equip its armed forces with new armoured units. However, as the state budget didn't allow for the procurement of completely new units, the military resorted to converting existing chassis into new vehicles. As a result, a range of experimental vehicles were hastily designed and tested to act as a stopgap measure until more modern equipment could be acquired.

Among these vehicles was the Pvkv III - a Strv m/41 converted into a tank destroyer by having its old turret replaced with a new one, housing a dedicated 57 mm anti-tank cannon. Differing only from the Pvkv II - a vehicle we already covered in one of our previous articles - by the weapon choice and by the intention to act as a stopgap itself for the Pvkv II until its production could be ramped up, all vehicles underwent testing in the early 1950s. Despite proving itself as a capable vehicle during these tests, the Swedish military soon adopted the Strv 81 into service, making further work on the project redundant and thus leading to the project's cancellation soon thereafter.

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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/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 tank destroyers
Strv m/41 derivatives  Spj fm/43-44 · Sav m/43 (1944) · Sav m/43 (1946) · Pvkv II · Pvkv III
Ikv 72/103  Ikv 72 · Ikv 103
Pvkv m/43  Pvkv m/43 (1946) · Pvkv m/43 (1963)
ATGM  UDES 33 · Pbv 302 (BILL) · Pvrbv 551
Other  SAV 20.12.48 · Bkan 1C