Strv 122

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RANK 4 FRANCE
Somua SM PACK
Stridsvagn 122
sw_strv_122.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.7/10.7/10.7BR
4 peopleCrew
87 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
35 / 25 / 20Hull
25 / 25 / 15Turret
Mobility
62.5 tWeight
2862 hp1500 hpEngine power
45.8 hp/t24 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
76 km/h forward
35 km/h back
69 km/h forward
32 km/h back
Speed
Armament
120 mm kan Strv 122Main weapon
42 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsFirst-order
6 / 7.8 sReload
-9° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
7.62 mm ksp 94 machine gunCoaxial weapon
4500 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
1000 roundsBelt capacity
1200 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm ksp 94 machine gunMachinegun
2000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
1000 roundsBelt capacity
1200 shots/minFire rate
Economy
390000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1020000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png12000 / 17856/12000 / 17856/12000 / 17856Repair
290000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1020000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Strv 122.jpg


The Stridsvagn 122 is a rank VII Swedish medium tank with a battle rating of 10.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury". The Strv 122 is based on the Leopard 2 improved, but with increased protection.

General info

Survivability and armour

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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 76 35 62.5 2,032 2862 32.51 45.79
Realistic 69 32 1,327 1500 21.23 24

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: kan Strv 122 (120 mm)

The 120 mm kan Strv 122 is a Swedish license-produced version of the Rheinmetall L/44, and has access to DM33 APFSDS rounds. However, players who have not unlocked it yet, or who cannot afford the cost of said ammunition on an already exorbitantly expensive tank to repair, will be treated to the DM23 round, which, whilst adequate for most targets, is less reliable.

The gun handling is excellent, featuring a fast turret traverse and fast gun elevation akin to most of its contemporaries, such as the M1A2 and Leopard 2A5. The reload is also comparable to the M1A2 and 2A5, being able to go down to 6.0 s. This is slower than other MBTs such as the Type 90 (B) and Challenger 2 (2F), and as fast as the Leclerc, which benefits from an autoloader.

120 mm kan Strv 122 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 42 -9°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 38.1 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ 7.8 6.9 6.4 6.0
Realistic 23.8 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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
DM23 APFSDS 410 408 401 393 384 376
DM33 APFSDS 481 478 470 461 450 440
slsgr m/95 HE 36 36 36 36 36 36
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%
DM23 APFSDS 1,640 4.3 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
DM33 APFSDS 1,640 4.3 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
slsgr m/95 HE 736 17.5 0.1 0.1 3,540 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
42 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Optics and night vision

Strv 122 Optics
Type of optic Magnification Night Vision Devices
Image Intensifier Thermal Imager
Resolution
Notes
Resolution Light Mult Noise Level
Gunner's Sight X4.0 - X12 - - - 500 x 300 Thermal imager unlocked by "NVD" modification (tier 3)
Commander's View X6 - - - 800 x 600 Thermal imager unlocked by "NVD" modification (tier 3)
Driver's View X1 800 x 600 5.0 High Not Fitted Image intensifier unlocked by "NVD" modification (tier 3)

Machine guns

Main article: ksp 94 (7.62 mm)

The Strv 122 possesses a coaxial and a pintle-mounted 7.62 mm machine gun. Whilst ineffective against armour, they are able to deal with bushes, and lucky shots against aircraft may set their engine ablaze or hit their pilot.

7.62 mm ksp 94
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,500 (1,000) 1,200 N/A N/A
Pintle 2,000 (1,000) 1,200 -8°/+20° ±120°

Usage in battles

Playing like the average Main Battle Tank should suffice. Compared to most tanks, the frontal armour and turret are better protected, meaning the tank can played more aggressively. Hiding the lower mantlet is still required to avoid opponents exploiting a weak point.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire slsgr m/95
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism Smoke grenade NVD
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support DM33 Laser rangefinder

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • A very well armoured MBT with even less weakspots
  • There is a thick layer composite armour covering the roof
  • The Upper Frontal Plate is no longer a weakspot to shoot at
  • Good speed and manoeuvrability
  • Access to DM33, a very high penetrating APFSDS shell
  • The second top-tier MBT in-game with powerful HE shells

Cons:

  • Unlike CV90120, it doesn't have the very powerful 120 mm CTG cannon or either of its powerful shells
  • Lower frontal plate is still a weakspot
  • Turret ring is the main target for enemy tanks
  • Doesn't have very effective AA capabilities
  • Exorbitant repair cost

History

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See also

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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 104 · Strv 121 · Strv 122