Strv 101

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Strv 101
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Strv 101
AB RB SB
8.0 8.0 8.0
Class:
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Purchase:300 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Stridsvagn 101 was the Swedish designation for the Centurion Mk 10. In 1959-1960, Sweden acquired another 110 of Centurion tanks from the United Kingdom, this time the improved Mk 10 to reinforce the existing fleet of Strv 81s. The Strv 101 were a fitting choice since the older 84 mm cannon were getting obsolete in usage and the older version Strv 81 would be getting upgrades to meet the standards of the new Strv 101 which meant they would get a 105 mm L7 among other things, but these wouldn't happen till 1964-1966. The Strv 101 would only get a upgrade once and would serve in the Swedish army until 1995 when they were phased out for the Strv 121. It had a long service alongside the Strv 103 as the backbone for the armoured forces of Sweden, playing a vital role in Swedish defence. Their fate is either dismantled or ended up in museum at the end of their almost 50 year service.

Introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury", the Strv 101 has increased firepower over earlier Strv 81. As one of the first tanks to be equipped with the 105 mm Royal Ordnance L7A1 tank gun, it equips players with devastating firepower that will undoubtedly destroy any opponent's tanks. Ammunition options are limited to armour-piercing discarding sabot (APDS) or high explosive squash head (HESH) rounds. Nonetheless, with a staggering 350 mm of armour penetration for the primary anti-tank ammunition, the Centurion Mk 10 is capable of dealing with any foe on the battlefield. However, the mobility of all Centurions is below average, owing to the tank's enormous weight combined with a low horsepower engine. The playstyles are quite similar to the Strv 81, with nearly identical armour arrangement.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull76 / 51 / 32
Turret152 / 89 / 89
Crew4 people
Visibility119 %

The Strv 101 has the same armour layout as the Centurion Mk 10. Weakpoints are the same, that includes the lower frontal plate and some areas on the turret. The armour can bounce and stop some shells, but shouldn't be relied upon, particularly against HEATFS and APDS shells. The tank also comes with 6 mm thick sideskirts which can occasionally prematurely detonate incoming HEAT shells. The armour plate above the engine is very thin, and can be penetrated by most aircraft cannons and some machine guns.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 51 + 76.2 mm (57°) Upper front plate
76.2 mm (45°) Lower front plate
50.8 mm (12°) 32 mm (7°) Upper
19 mm (62°) Lower
7 - 29 mm
Turret 50 - 152 mm
152 mm Mantlet
89 mm 89 mm 29 - 50.8 mm
Cupola 152 mm 90 - 152 mm 90 mm 29 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Sideskirts are 6 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB39 / 14 km/h
RB and SB35 / 13 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
2 back
Weight51.8 t
Engine power
AB1 240 hp
RB and SB650 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB23.9 hp/t
RB and SB12.5 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 39 14 51.8 1,007 1,240 19.44 23.94
Realistic 35 13 575 650 11.1 12.55

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 878 → 5 642 Sl icon.png
RB4 319 → 6 284 Sl icon.png
SB6 124 → 8 910 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications87 900 Rp icon.png
147 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training86 000 Sl icon.png
Experts300 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 200 / 230 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
6 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
4 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
4 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
4 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
7 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
7 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Research:
2 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
4 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
6 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
4 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_usa_HESH_ammo_pack
Research:
4 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
4 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_us_M416_Smoke_ammo_pack
Research:
4 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
4 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
7 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Research:
7 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

105 mm kan Strv 101 cannon
Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition70 rounds
First-order14 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Main article: kan Strv 101 (105 mm)
105 mm kan Strv 101 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 70 -10°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 19.0 26.4 32.0 35.4 37.7 8.71 7.70 7.10 6.70
Realistic 11.9 14.0 17.0 18.8 20.0

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/61 APDS 350 347 333 317 302 287
slsgr m/61A HE 23 23 23 23 23 23
slspgr m/61 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
slpprj m/61 APDS 1,478 4 - - - 75° 78° 80°
slsgr m/61A HE 650 15.5 0 0.1 1.83 79° 80° 81°
slspgr m/61 HESH 720 11.4 0.1 4 3.15 73° 77° 80°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy
time (s)
Screen hold
time (s)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
rökgr m/61 330 18.7 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
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Machine guns

Ammunition3 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Main article: ksp m/39B (8 mm)
8 mm ksp m/39B
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 3,000 (250) 649 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High-penetrating gun with access to APDS and HESH shots
  • Good gun depression and elevation angles (-10/+20), giving it great terrain adaptation
  • Upper glacis and gun mantlet can resist most full-calibre AP shells (e.g. T-44-100)
  • Good mobility options with neutral steering and sufficient reverse speed
  • Reasonably fast reload speed
  • Smoke grenades can cover up the player when there is danger

Cons:

  • Lower glacis is still a prominent weak spot
  • Mediocre top speed and acceleration
  • No access to HEATFS, unlike other nations' L7 guns
  • Engine armour is weak from the top, can be damaged by aircraft guns
  • Small internal compartment (only 4 crew members) with ammunition scattered all over
  • Very slow vertical targeting speed
  • Armour becomes weak in an uptier against early APFSDS and HEATFS (e.g. T-69 IIG, T-55AM)

History

The Strv 101 was the designation given to the 110 British Centurion Mk 10s (105 mm gun) equipped with Swedish communication equipment that were bought in 1958. They were bought after the order for the 240 Centurion Mk 3s that were designated Strv 81. The Swedish Army would then upgrade them to the Strv 101R specification in the 1980s which included Renovation and Modifications. The Strv 106 designation, Strv 101Rs upgraded with new suspensions and fire control system, was proposed but never built.

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External links

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See also  US Ordnance Department · Israeli Ordnance Corps · Vickers-Armstrongs Limited
  *By successor, the Military Vehicles and Engineering Establishment
  **Swedish modernizations incorporating innovations from the Israeli Sho't Kals.

Sweden medium tanks
Strv m/42  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Ikv 73 · Strv m/42 DT · Pvkv IV
Centurion derivatives  Strv 81 · Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 101 · Strv 104 · Strv 105
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Strv 121/122  Strv 121 · Christian II · Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS · Strv 122B+
Other  Sherman III/IV · T 80 U
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Post War  ▄Comet I · ▄Charioteer Mk VII · ▄T-54 · ▄T-55M · ▄T-72M1 · ▄Leopard 2A4 · ▄Leopard 2A6
Norway  Leopard 1A5NO2