Strf 9040C

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Strf 9040C
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Strf 9040C
AB RB SB
10.0 10.0 10.0
Class:
Research:270 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:740 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

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 IFVs 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 IFVs 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

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull20 / 16 / 20
Turret20 / 20 / 20
Crew3 people
Visibility101 %

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

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

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB78 / 50 km/h
RB and SB70 / 45 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
3 back
Weight28.5 t
Engine power
AB1 049 hp
RB and SB550 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB36.8 hp/t
RB and SB19.3 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 50 28.5 852 1049 29.89 36.81
Realistic 70 45 486 550 17.05 19.3

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 600 → 4 141 Sl icon.png
RB3 380 → 5 384 Sl icon.png
SB2 960 → 4 715 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications243 300 Rp icon.png
405 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training210 000 Sl icon.png
Experts740 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 010 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 130 / 190 % Sl icon.png
226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
3 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods airstrike.png
Airstrike
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
40mm_sw_kan_HE_VT_ammo_pack
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods scouting.png
Improved optics
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
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40mm_sw_kan_APDSFS_ammo_pack
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Autoloader
Automatically feeds projectiles into the breech. The speed does not depend on the skills of the loader
Ammunition234 rounds
First-order24 rounds
Reload0.2 s
Vertical guidance-8° / 35°
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 46.0 55.8 61.7 65.7 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
Realistic 20.8 24.4 29.7 32.8 34.9

Ammunition

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/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
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
slpprj m/90 APFSDS 1,465 0.5 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 0.53 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Strf 9040C
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
234 186 (+48) 138 (+96) 90 (+144) 72 (+162) 24 (+110) (+234) No

Machine guns

Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reload8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: ksp 58 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm ksp 58
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 2,000 (250) 600 -8°/+20° N/A

Usage in battles

Flanking or very carefully aimed shots are key as none of the 9040C's ammo types can penetrate the frontal armour of most MBTs found at the BR, but its high rate of fire means that penetrations are quickly lethal. Since the magazine carries 24 rounds, it is advisable to fire the weapon in burst of either four or eight rounds with an interval of 2 - 4 seconds in between, especially at range.

However, the vehicle's low armour and relatively average speed mean that patience and caution will be what keep you alive long enough to actually get those kills.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • Susceptible to overpressure
  • 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

History

In 1983, the Combat Vehicle 90 group was created by representatives from many Swedish producers for high mobility vehicles with air defence and anti-tank capabilities in mind. In 1985, the chassis saw development and the first orders for the 40 mm Bofors cannons were done. A year later, in 1986 the prototypes for the Strf 9040 and Strf 9025 were ordered. The prototypes arrived in 1988. The vehicle entered full production in 1993 and is still produced to the present day.[1]

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See also

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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  CV 90105 TML · Strf 9040 BILL · Strf 9040C · CV 90120
Wheeled  Pbil m/40 · U-SH 405
Other  Strv m/31 · Strv 74