Strv 122B PLSS
|This page is about the Swedish medium tank Strv 122B PLSS. For other versions, see Leopard 2 (Family).|
The Stridsvagn 122B PLSS is a rank VII Swedish medium tank with a battle rating of 11.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "New Power".
Survivability and armour
The Strv 122B carries on all the good armour from the previous 122A model, but gains a 20 mm steel plate on the LFP and underbelly, as well as having a remodelled hull ammunition rack. The plate helps stop ricocheting shells, and can be a layer of defence against explosive and chemical penetration rounds. The new hull ammunition rack is wider but has an overall lower height - meaning that shells entering the LFP and passing through the bottom of the tank's interior may now pass under the shells without hitting the racks.
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 35 mm (53°) Top
40 mm (51°) Bottom
| 10 mm (5°) Top
35 mm Bottom Front
20 mm Bottom Back
| 20 mm (11°) Top
20 mm (16°) Middle
20 mm (49°) Lower
| 35 mm (8°) Front |
20 mm (2°) Rear
30 mm (8°) Hatch
5 mm Vent
|Turret|| ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
|___ - ___ mm||___ - ___ mm||___ - ___ mm|
|Cupola||___ mm||___ mm||___ mm||___ mm|
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
|120 mm kan Strv 122||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
|37||16 (+21)||1 (+36)||No|
|7.62 mm ksp 94|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- The same great protection of the Strv 122A, with an addition of an LFP/belly armour plate!
- The Saab Panoramic, Low-Silhouette Sight (PLSS) commander CITV allows the user to spot enemies from fully turret-down positions, exposing only the sight while hiding the turret and hull
- The added armour doesn't affect mobility, meaning the 122B is just as agile as the previous 122A
- One of the best armoured Western tanks - the combination of roof armour, UFP armour, and good mobility means the 122B is a very potent breakthrough tank
- Fits the all-round playstyle very well, working both as a sniper and a brawler
- The PLSS CITV sticks out, and can be a potential death trap if enemies fire HE shells, such as the Russian 3OF26, at it
- While the hull ammunition storage is better laid out than on the 122A, carrying more than 15+1 shells is still a big risk to take
- The NERA on the upper glacis and turret cheeks can be shot off easily, meaning that protection decreases as you take damage, potentially leaving you very vulnerable when it has fallen off
In 1994, the Swedish Army first purchased 150 Leopard 2A4s from Germany in stock (all the first five batches produced), which were delivered in 1994 and 1995, designated by the Swedish Army as Strv 121, and later improved to the level of the Leopard 2A5. After that, the Swedish Army continued to evaluate the procurement of a second batch of more advanced main tanks, and in 1999 held tests with the modern NATO tanks of the 1990s: the American M1A2 Abrams, the German Leopard 2A5, the French Leclerc and the British Challenger 2.
During the trials, the Leopard 2A5 defeated various strong opponents (in order of test results: Leopard 2A5, M1A2, Leclerc, Challenger-2) and won orders from the Swedish Army. The Swedish Army ordered 120 Leopard 2A5s, which they also modified to their own specifications, and were given the designation Strv 122 (the Germans refer to this Swedish variant as the Leopard 2S) The contract also includes related training simulators, parts, training and logistics support, and industrial reciprocity, in addition to Sweden's priority option to purchase an additional 90 vehicles.
The chassis of the Strv 122 was built by KraussMaffei and Hgglunds of Sweden, the turret was produced by Mak in cooperation with Bofors in Sweden, and the firing control system was integrated by STN Atlas Elektronik and Celsius Tech Systems AB of Sweden. In addition, Bofors still produces 50% of the main gun components. The Strv 122 combines advanced technology from Bofors, Ericsson and Celsius, and has been enhanced with enhanced protection. The Strv 122 is considered one of the most sophisticated and protected version of the Leopard 2 series.
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|BAE Systems AB|
|CV90||Strf 9040B · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL · CV 90105 · CV 90120|
|Strv 122||Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS|
|See Also||AB Bofors · Hägglund & Söner · KMW|
|Sweden medium tanks|
|Strv m/42||Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Ikv 73 · Strv m/42 DT|
|Centurion derivatives||Strv 81 · Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 101 · Strv 104 · Strv 105|
|Strv 103||Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С|
|Strv 121/122||Strv 121 · Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS|
|Other||T 80 U|
|WWII||▄T-28 · ▄T-34 · ▄Pz.IV · ▄T-34-85|
|Post War||▄Comet I · ▄Charioteer Mk VII · ▄T-54 · T-55M · T-72M1 · ▄Leopard 2A4 · ▄Leopard 2A6|