Strv 105

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Strv 105
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Description

The Stridsvagn 105 was an upgraded version of the Strv 102R, with improved suspension for the tracks, thermal cameras, and new driver hatch. The Strv 105 was decided in the 1990s to complement FVM's procurement of acquiring new tanks for the Swedish armed forces. However, only one prototype was ever built, and the type never entered service due to Sweden acquiring Strv 121 and the vehicle platform became obsolete.

Introduced in Update "Wind of Change", the Strv 105 is a clear upgrade over the Strv 104 with a similar playstyle. The Strv 105 comes with thermals, better APFSDS rounds and slight better performance in mobility which is needed due to the Strv 105 facing more fearsome opponents compared to Strv 104. The Strv 105 is a vehicle that players should take great precaution in: being a Centurion, it's not the fastest or most manoeuvrable vehicle and can face some very dangerous opponents that can outperform it very heavily in terms of speed, manoeuvrability, and firepower. This makes the Strv 105 a better vehicle to support teammates or shoot from a distance where its ERA can protect it better against HEAT-FS and HESH rounds, though it is still very vulnerable to APFSDS rounds. However, it is not by any means a useless vehicle, facing similar opponents like the Sho't Kal Dalet, and can still put up a fight against any opponent with its Slpprj m/90C round giving it a similar penetration performance to DM23.

General info

Survivability and armour

ERA
Effective action against the cumulative ammunition
Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull76 / 50 / 32
Turret152 / 89 / 89
Crew4 people
Visibility119 %

The armour is very lacking to say the least. The only notable thing to say about its armour is that it can take hits from most autocannons and that from the front, the "Blazer" ERA enables this tank to survive against HEAT munitions. Also keep in mind that there is a large gap in the ERA on the right side of the turret face, as there are modules blocking the installation of ERA. But if hit in the turret from the front there is a high chance of survival unlike getting hit from the hull because of internal structural steel enabling rounds to create more fragments.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (turret)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 76 mm (55°) 50.8 mm 32 mm Top
19 mm Bottom
29 - 10 mm
Turret 89 mm Turret front
152 mm Gun mantlet
89 mm 89 mm 29 mm
Cupola 152 mm 90 mm 90 mm 29 mm
Explosive reactive armour Front (Slope angle)
Hull Upper glacis:
Blazer (60-66°):
5 mm Kinetic / 260 mm Chemical
Turret Front:
Blazer (51-73°):
5 mm Kinetic / 260 mm Chemical

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels, tracks, and torsion bars are 20 mm thick.
  • Several 17 mm thick internal RHA screens separate the driver and the exterior fuel tank from the crew compartment.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB54 / 9 km/h
RB and SB49 / 8 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight56.0 t
Engine power
AB1 717 hp
RB and SB900 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB30.7 hp/t
RB and SB16.1 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 54 9 56 1,395 1,717 24.91 30.66
Realistic 49 8 796 900 14.21 16.07

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 185 → 6 227 Sl icon.png
RB4 270 → 6 353 Sl icon.png
SB5 457 → 8 120 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications182 600 Rp icon.png
301 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training175 000 Sl icon.png
Experts620 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 010 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
150 / 200 / 240 % Sl icon.png
226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
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Suspension
Research:
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Brake System
Research:
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Cost:
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Filters
Research:
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Transmission
Research:
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Cost:
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Engine
Research:
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Improved Parts
Research:
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Cost:
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Improved FPE
Research:
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Cost:
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
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Cost:
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Smoke grenade
Research:
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Cost:
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
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Cost:
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
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105mm_usa_HESH_ammo_pack
Research:
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NVD
Research:
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Cost:
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
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105mm_us_M416_Smoke_ammo_pack
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105mm_usa_M735_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
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Laser rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
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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

105 mm kan Strv 101 cannon
Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition48 rounds
First-order6 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 15°
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 48 -10°/+15° ±180° Two-plane 19.0 26.4 32.0 35.4 37.6 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/80 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
slsgr m/61A HE 23 23 23 23 23 23
slspgr m/61 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
slpprj m/90c APFSDS 430 427 420 409 400 390
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/80 APFSDS 1,455 4.2 - - - 78° 80° 81°
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°
slpprj m/90c APFSDS 1,455 4.4 - - - 78° 80° 81°
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

Ammunition2 250 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Main article: ksp 39 C (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm ksp 39 C
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 2,000 (250) 500 -5°/+15° ±180°
Coaxial 2,250 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The Strv 105 is an upgraded variant of the Strv 104, based off the Centurion Mk 10. With new upgrades such as thermal imaging and the m/90C APFSDS round (Swedish designation for the Israeli M426 105 mm APFSDS), it can handle most targets it faces including some later MBTs such as the Leopard 2A4, M1 Abrams, and the T-72s and T-80s.

It is best to snipe from a position where the enemy can't see you, as the m/90c round has enough penetration over range to penetrate enemies from a distance, and the armour isn't really strong against other opponents. While it has an upgraded engine, the Strv 105 still is a bit sluggish compared to NATO counterparts and vehicles such as the XM-803 or Leopard 1A5 can beat you in mobility terms. It's best to try to stay cover to cover when moving. Defeating late Cold War-era MBTs in uptiers can be done but thanks to their mobility and gun handling control being more advanced, they will often have a better reaction time than you.

Enemies worth noting:
  • T-72B, T-72B (1989) - These Soviet MBTs have their armour increased on the frontal hull and with the 1989 variant featuring CONTACT-5 ERA, it will be impossible to kill them from the front except for a few weak spots. It's best to aim for the lower front plate and the driver port.
  • Challenger Mk.2/Challenger Mk.3 - The turret of these British tanks will be nearly impossible to penetrate at range, due to how the composite plates are angled. The lower hull can be penetrated though, especially around the driver port or the lower front plate.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Access to the m/90c APFSDS shell (aka 105 mm DM63/M426) with good penetration
  • Improved engine
  • ERA stops most HEATFS
  • Stock APFSDS shell
  • NVDs are a Tier II modification
  • Good gun depression (-10°)
  • Has no hull ammo storage next to the driver unlike the earlier Strv 101

Cons:

  • Mobility is subpar compared to other MBTs
  • Weak armour against most APDS/APFSDS, even from Soviet APHE shells
  • Late Cold War-era vehicles may be difficult to deal with in uptiers
  • Lower front plate has no additional protection

History

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Media

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See also

Main article: Centurion (Family)
Related Development

External links

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Sweden medium tanks
Strv m/42  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Ikv 73 · Strv m/42 DT · Pvkv IV
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