Pvkv m/43 (1946)

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Pansarvärnskanonvagn m/43 (1946)
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
91 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
70 / 30 / 20Hull
70 / 30 / 25Turret
22.9 tWeight
782 hp410 hpEngine power
34 hp/t18 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
50 km/h forward
5 km/h back
46 km/h forward
5 km/h back
75 mm pvkan m/43 cannonMain weapon
43 roundsAmmunition
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-15° / 20°Vertical guidance
-13° / 20°Horizontal guidance
8 mm ksp m/36 machine gunMachinegun
2 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
649 shots/minFire rate
40 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 960 / 4 898/2 710 / 3 352/2 250 / 2 783Repair
43 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
550 Ge icon.pngAces
154 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Pvkv m43 (1946).jpg

The Pansarvärnskanonvagn m/43 (1946) is a rank III Swedish tank destroyer with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

Survivability is bad. It's most likely that you won't survive more than one hit. Additionally, if your driver gets taken out, or even worse, your engine or transmission is damaged, you can only shoot in a small area in front of the tank due to the turretless design. Your frontal armour has a maximum effective thickness of around 80 mm of rolled homogeneous armour, which won't save you at this br. On the side, you have 30 mm maximum protection, and on the rear 25 mm. Hull armour is exactly the same as the Strv m/42 EH, since they both share the same hull. Also, because the vehicle is open top, you're very vulnerable to aircraft. Even 7 mm MGs can destroy you in one or two bursts.


Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 50 5 22.9 582 782 25.41 34.15
Realistic 46 5 363 410 15.85 17.9


Main armament

Main article: pvkan m/43 (75 mm)
75 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 43 -15°/+20° -13°/+20° N/A __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__


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
slpprj m/41 AP 139 136 121 104 90 78
sgr m/38 HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
slpgr m/43 APCBC 149 146 132 116 102 89
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
slpprj m/41 AP 815 6.63 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
sgr m/38 HE 840 6.43 0.4 0.5 690 79° 80° 81°
slpgr m/43 APCBC 890 6.00 1.2 14.0 110 48° 63° 71°

Ammo racks

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Machine guns

Main article: ksp m/36 (8 mm)

The Pvkv m/43 1946 has a 8 mm ksp m/36 machine gun mounted on a ring above the commander, where it can traverse 360°, and elevate 90°.

8 mm ksp m/36
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 2,000 (250) 648 -__°/+90° ±180°

Usage in battles

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

Pros and cons


  • Excellent gun for its BR
  • Very effective ABCBC round with high velocity and amount of explosive filler
  • High magnification of x8.0-x16.1 - most tanks at the battle rating only have x1.5-x3.0
  • Very good gun depression
  • Machine gun can elevate to 90° and has a high ammo capacity of 2,000 rounds
  • Decent mobility


  • Turretless design
  • Low survivability
  • Poor reverse gear
  • Machine gun performs poorly against lightly armoured vehicles and aircraft
  • Low versatility


During World War 2, the need for tank destroyers became evident, and Germany had great success with the StuG III and StuG IV. Because of the success of those platforms, Sweden decided to create a tank destroyer similar in concept to the StuG's. Landsverk created a design in 1942, based on the chassis of the Strv m/42. It was chosen by the Swedish military and was given the designation Pansarvärnskanonvagn m/43, or Pvkv m/43 for short.

The Pvkv m/43 used the chassis of the Strv m/42, but with a casemate superstructure replacing the turret. The superstructure was located at the front of the vehicle, and the glacis was sloped. It had an open tarp to keep the weight down, and used a tarp to protect the crew from the elements. The Pvkv m/43 had a crew of 4, and was initially armed with a 75mm luftvärnskanonen m/36 antiaircraft gun, modified with a longer barrel for increased armour penetration. The gun could traverse 15 degrees to the left and right. It had a Ksp m/39 machine gun as the secondary armament. It was powered by a Volvo A8B engine producing 360 hp. The gearbox was different than the gearbox of the Strv m/42, and the drive wheels had to be reinforced to handle the increased weight of the vehicle. The Swedish military ordered 87 Pvkv m/43 in 1942, but deliveries were delayed and the last vehicle was delivered in 1948.

In 1954, the vehicle was given an armoured roof to better protect the crew. Other improvements included a muzzle break, a gun rest, and a gas ejector. The Strv m/41 was retired from service in 1957, which allowed the two Scania-Vabis L603 engines per vehicle to be used in the Pvkv m/43. The two L603 engines produced less horsepower (320 hp) than the Volvo A8B, but were much more reliable. In 1970, the Pvkv m/43 was retired from service, and the guns were used in static fortifications until 1995.


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See also

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External links


Sweden tank destroyers
  Spj fm/43-44 · Ikv 72 · Ikv 103 · Pvkv II · Pvkv m/43 (1946) · Pvkv m/43 (1963) · Pvrbv 551
  SAV 20.12.48 · Sav m/43 (1944) · Sav m/43 (1946) · U-SH 405 · UDES 33