Strv 103-0

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Strv 103-0
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Strv 103-0
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The Stridsvagn 103-0 is a gift rank V Swedish medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 / 30 / 30
Turret0 / 0 / 0
Crew3 people
Visibility73 %

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.


Controlled suspension
It is possible to adjust the ground clearance or more complex suspension positions
Speedforward / back
AB56 / 49 km/h
RB and SB50 / 44 km/h
Number of gears7 forward
6 back
Weight35.0 t
Engine power
AB1 030 hp
RB and SB540 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB29.4 hp/t
RB and SB15.4 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 56 49 35 732 1030 20.91 29.43
Realistic 50 44 478 540 13.66 15.43

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB3 500 Sl icon.png
RB2 800 Sl icon.png
SB4 920 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts630 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 300 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 550 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 90 / 150 / 160 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods tank ammo.png
Mods tank ammo.png
Mods night vision device.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Mods tank ammo.png


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.

Main armament

Automatically feeds projectiles into the breech. The speed does not depend on the skills of the loader
Ammunition50 rounds
Reload4.0 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 12°
Main article: L74 (105 mm)
105 mm L74 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 50 -10°/+12° N/A N/A 67.2 67.2 81.6 90.2 96.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Realistic 42.0 42.0 51.0 56.4 60.0


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/61 APDS 303 302 296 277 257 252
slpprj m/62 APDS 260 258 250 240 231 222
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
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
slpprj m/61 APDS 1,500 4 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°
slpprj m/62 APDS 1,450 4.5 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°
slsgr m/61A HE 680 14.4 0.1 0.1 1,830 79° 80° 81°
slspgr m/61 HESH 760 14.85 0.4 0.1 4,780 73° 77° 80°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
Screen deploy time
Screen hold time
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
rökgr m/61 330 18.7 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

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rack empty
rack empty
50 46 (+4) 41 (+9) 36 (+14) 31 (+19) 26 (+24) 21 (+29) 16 (+34) 11 (+39) (+44) (+49) No
Ammo racks of the Strv 103-0

Machine guns

Ammunition2 750 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
Coaxial 1,375 (250) 500 N/A N/A
Coaxial 1,375 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • The gun has good penetration and damage
  • Four second reload time makes it much easier to dispatch enemy tanks
  • The frontal armour is heavily sloped, which makes it quite tough even though being only 40 mm thick
  • Has a tiny profile, making it much easier to hide in realistic and simulator battles
  • Because the engine is located at the front most shots will not go through the whole tank if it penetrates and will simply be absorbed
  • Has a 10 mm gun shield that will block most shrapnel.


  • The sloped frontal armour becomes redundant if faced with an enemy above it
  • Very thin side and rear armour, any gun larger than a machine gun can go through
  • The gun is very hard to aim
  • The turret is fixed to the hull and cannot swivel
  • APDSFS and APDS shells will go straight through the front, most of the time no matter the angle


Strv 103-0 is the prototype series before the head series with Strv 103A got delivered to the Swedish army. After the trial of the two trial vehicles S1 and S2 in 1961, Sweden ordered 10 pre-series Strv 103 which would become the 0-series. They were not finished until 1963, where they were put on trial to be combined with different vehicles to see how to efficiently utilize the tank system in squad and organization attempts. These attempts would have a great impact on how the Strv 103 would be shaped and molded and so the evaluation of the Strv 103 began that would last from 1963 till 1966. It only took half a year before it was decided that the Strv 103 "S" would become Sweden's new tank.

The trials with the 0-series worked well, the test results from the field testings, squad and organization attempts were favourable for the Strv 103-0 and it was not until 1964 that Sweden placed an order in a total value of around 500 million kr (SEK) which would total in 70 Strv 103 being produced to the first main series Strv 103 which would be designated Strv 103A. The main series tank order delivery started by 1967 giving the 0-series to be put to trials until the end of 1966.


In the immediate postwar years, Sweden began looking for a replacement to the Centurion tanks, then in service with its army. The most straightforward solution was to once again look into the export market for potential candidates, although engineers were already working on a domestic design - the Kranvagn. While this process was ongoing, an engineer by the name of Sven Berge came up with a radical new tank design in 1956.

This new vehicle featured a turretless design with a cannon fixed to the hull, which would be trained onto its targets with the precise use of an adjustable suspension system. The design was based on results from a study on tank crew casualties during WWII and the Korean War, which showed a correlation between tank height and hit probability. As such, the 'S-Tank' was kept very small in dimensions and low in profile, while also utilizing some innovative new engineering solutions, such as a mixed power plant consisting of a diesel engine and a gas turbine.

In 1959, the Swedish government approved the construction and testing of two prototypes. In 1960, a pre-production batch of 10 vehicles of the '0-serie' was ordered for field trials, which went on into the mid '60s. Generating more than favorable test results, the vehicle was formally ordered into production and procured as the 'Stridsvagn 103'.

Despite its original purpose being to replace the Centurion tanks in the Swedish Army, the Strv 103 ended up serving alongside it for a number of decades, until it was ultimately decommissioned in the late 1990s. By that time, 290 Strv 103s were built, spanning over five variants.


See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Sweden medium tanks
  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Strv m/42 DT · Ikv 73 · Strv 81 · Strv 81 (RB 52)
  Strv 101 · Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С · Strv 104 · Strv 121 · Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS

Sweden premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Strv m/39 · Strv m/41 S-I · CV 90105 TML
Medium tanks  Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 103-0
Tank destroyers  Ikv 73 · SAV 20.12.48