Strv 103A

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Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
Stridsvagn 103A
sw_strv_103a.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.7/7.7/7.7BR
3 peopleCrew
73 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
40 / 30 / 30Hull
0 / 0 / 0Turret
Mobility
36.9 tWeight
1 030 hp540 hpEngine power
28 hp/t15 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
55 km/h forward
48 km/h back
49 km/h forward
43 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm L74 cannonMain weapon
50 roundsAmmunition
4.0 sReload
-10° / 12°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm ksp 58 machine gunMachinegun
1 375 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.62 mm ksp 58 machine gunCoaxial weapon
2 750 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
170 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
440 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 470 / 10 697/6 010 / 8 606/5 900 / 8 448Repair
130 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
440 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 400 Ge icon.pngAces
208 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Strv 103A.jpg


The Stridsvagn 103A is a rank V Swedish medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury". It is a first unique tank in the Swedish tree which is a MBT, although by its appearance it would seem to instead be a tank destroyer. It is also known as S-Tank or Door Stop.

General info

Survivability and armour

With a superbly sloped front hull armour, incoming kinetic rounds are prone to harmlessly bounce off, though chemical rounds will typically do some damage. Side, rear and top armour of the vehicle are weak, most aircraft can penetrate the roof, especially if they have 20 mm rounds or larger. With a total of three crewmembers, survivability after taking hits tend to be slim. However, the Strv 103 series are the only tanks that can operate with only one crew member! A major drawback is without transmission/engine you can no longer manoeuvre the hull to aim left or right.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 55 48 36.9 732 1,030 19.84 27.91
Realistic 49 43 478 540 12.95 14.63

Armaments

Main armament

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Machine guns

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Low profile
  • Fast reload
  • Effectively sloped front armour
  • Can be controlled by one crew member

Cons:

  • Hull aiming (must turn the entire tank to aim left or right)
  • Slow aiming
  • Vulnerable to flanking
  • Only three crew members

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

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Sweden medium tanks
  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Strv m/42 DT · Strv 81
  Strv 101 · Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С · Strv 121 · Strv 122