Strv 122A

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RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
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GarageImage Strv 122A.jpg
Strv 122A
AB RB SB
10.7 10.7 10.7
Class:
Research:390 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:1 020 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

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.

General info

Survivability and armour

Composite armour
Balanced protection against all types of ammunition
Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull35 / 25 / 20
Turret25 / 25 / 15
Crew4 people
Visibility87 %

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.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB76 / 35 km/h
RB and SB69 / 32 km/h
Number of gears8 forward
4 back
Weight62.5 t
Engine power
AB2 862 hp
RB and SB1 500 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB45.8 hp/t
RB and SB24.0 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 76 35 62.5 2,032 2862 32.51 45.79
Realistic 69 32 1,327 1500 21.23 24

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB11 690 → 17 394 Sl icon.png
RB10 000 → 14 880 Sl icon.png
SB10 000 → 14 880 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications271 900 Rp icon.png
435 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training290 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 020 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
140 / 150 / 180 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
6 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
3 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_DM_HE_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_DM_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png

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

120 mm kan Strv 122
Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition42 rounds
First-order15 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.8 → 6.0 s
Vertical guidance-9° / 20°
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
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Optics and night vision

Strv 122A 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

7.62 mm ksp 94 machine gun (coaxial)
Ammunition4 500 rounds
Belt capacity1 000 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
7.62 mm ksp 94 machine gun
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity1 000 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
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.

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
  • Gen 2 thermal sights for the commander, with a well elevated commander view

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
  • Only has Gen 1 gunner thermals

History

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Sweden medium tanks
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