The Stridsvagn 122A 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.
Survivability and armour
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.
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Modifications and economy
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)|
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|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
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Optics and night vision
|Strv 122A Optics|
|Type of optic||Magnification||Night Vision Devices|
|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)|
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|
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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.
Pros and cons
- 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
- Gen 2 thermal sights for the commander, with a well elevated commander view
- 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
- Only has Gen 1 gunner thermals
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|Sweden medium tanks|
|Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Strv m/42 DT · Strv 81 · Strv 81 (RB 52)|
|Strv 101 · Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С · Strv 104 · Strv 121 · Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS|