Strf 9040C

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Stridsfordon 9040C
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
101 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
20 / 16 / 20Hull
20 / 20 / 20Turret
28.5 tWeight
1049 hp550 hpEngine power
36.8 hp/t19.3 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
78 km/h forward
50 km/h back
70 km/h forward
45 km/h back
40 mm akan m/70B cannonMain weapon
234 roundsAmmunition
24 roundsFirst-order
0.2 sReload
-8° / 35°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm ksp 58 machine gunMachinegun
2000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
250000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2700 / 4301/5700 / 9080/1800 / 2867Repair
200000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2100 Ge icon.pngAces
226 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
110 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Strf 9040C.jpg

The Stridsfordon 9040C is a rank VI Swedish light tank with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

The Strf 9040C is a Swedish IFV capable of firing modern shells at a devastating rate, effectively dealing with any type of opponent it faces, resulting in a valuable support vehicle.

General info

Compared to most IFV's found in the game, the Strf 9040C is a lot different to its peers. The tank has no Anti-tank missiles, and sits at the highest ranks, facing vehicles other IFV's never get to experience. This is due to the design of the vehicle, as the Strf 9040C features a reliable 40mm Bofors cannon, which should be familiar to most players. However, this cannon features something unlike any other 40mm. The vehicle fires sub-caliber shells with fin-stabilization, capable of shredding any opponent from the side, even frontally. This compensates for the lack of missiles, and results in a highly versatile vehicle capable of disposing several opponents at once, as it can fire up to 24 shells in the span of 12 seconds.

If the anti-tank capabilities weren't enough, the cannon features Proximity-fused High-explosive shells, capable of tearing apart any unsuspecting aerial opponent. This feature is incredibly useful in higher tiers, as close-range helicopters and attacking planes are incredibly common. Despite the Strf 9040C lacking any form of radar equipment compared to its SPAA sister, the Lvkv 9040C, the tank can still effectively deal with aerial targets, especially at closer ranges.

Survivability and armour

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Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm



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 50 28.5 852 1049 29.89 36.81
Realistic 70 45 486 550 17.05 19.3


Main armament

Main article: akan m/70B (40 mm)
40 mm akan m/70B Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 234 300 -8°/+35° ±180° Two-plane 33.2 __._ __._ __._ __._ 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
Realistic 20.8 __._ __._ __._ __._


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/90 APFSDS 143 142 137 130 123 116
slsgr m/90 HE 5 5 5 5 5 5
kulsgr m/90 HE-VT* 5 5 5 5 5 5
slpprj m/01 APFSDS 170 168 162 154 146 138
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
slpprj m/90 APFSDS 1,465 0.25 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
slsgr m/90 HE 988 0.96 0 0.1 174.4 79° 80° 81°
kulsgr m/90 HE-VT* 1,015 0.88 0 0.1 190.8 79° 80° 81°
slpprj m/01 APFSDS 1,495 0.25 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

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Machine guns

Main article: ksp 58 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm ksp 58
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 2,000 (250) 600 -__°/+__° -__°/+__°

Usage in battles

Flanking or very carefully aimed shots are key as none of the 9040C's ammo types can penetrate the frontal armor of most MBTs found at the 10.0 BR, but it's high rate of fire means that penetrations are quickly lethal. However, the vehicle's low armor and relatively average speed mean that patience and caution will be what keep you alive long enough to actually get those kills.


Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive Laser rangefinder
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Airstrike kulsgr m/90
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism Improved optics NVD
IV Transmission Engine Smoke grenade Artillery Support slpprj m/01

Pros and cons


  • Rapid-fire 40 mm gun with APFSDS
  • Shreds enemy tanks from the sides
  • HE-VT useful against helicopters
  • Very mobile
  • Low profile
  • Deadly in flanking manoeuvres


  • Susceptible to hullbreak
  • Speed not too impressive when compared to other top tier tanks
  • Slpprj m/01 modification with an rather expensive ammo cost per round that will add up


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See also

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Sweden light tanks
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