Strv 122B PLSS

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This page is about the Swedish medium tank Strv 122B PLSS. For other versions, see Leopard 2 (Family).
Strv 122B PLSS
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Strv 122B PLSS
AB RB SB
11.7 11.7 11.7
Class:
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Description

The Stridsvagn 122B PLSS is a rank VIII Swedish medium tank with a battle rating of 11.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "New Power".

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 %

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 type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (sides, back and roof of hull, back and roof of turret, turret ring, underbody, commander optics, driver cupola)
  • High hardness rolled armour (hull front, front and sides of turret, side skirts)
  • Structural steel (applique armour on turret roof)
  • Composite screen (turret cupolas, frontal part of side skirts, applique armour on hull front, external armour on front and sides of turret)
  • External composite armour with NERA elements (gun mantlet)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (upper front of turret)
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 80 mm (57-59°) Right cheek add-on
80 mm (55-58°) Left cheek add-on
30 mm (63°) Upper mantlet add-on
400 mm (1°) Mantlet armour
250 mm (9°) Mantlet shroud
80 mm (20-22°) Right add-on
80 mm (22°) Left add-on
35 mm Forward
15 mm Rear
20 mm (10°) Basket
20 mm (70°) Turret underside
35 - 40 mm (80-89°) Forehead Armour
14 mm (68-82°) Forward sides
20 mm (89°) Rear turret
20 mm (83°) Basket
Composite armour Frontal effective protection Sides
Hull Upper glacis:
600-1000 mm Kinetic / 800-1200 mm Chemical
Lower glacis:
150-500 mm Kinetic / 200-800 mm Chemical
Frontal part of top:
220-260 mm Kinetic / 540-600 mm Chemical
Turret Cheeks:
800-1000 mm Kinetic / 1300-1400 mm Chemical
Sides of gun mantlet:
600-800 mm Kinetic / 600-1000 mm Chemical
Top of gun mantlet:
300-600 mm Kinetic / 500-900 mm Chemical
Bottom of gun mantlet:
300-400 mm Kinetic / 300-600 mm Chemical
Front:
250-350 mm Kinetic / 250-350 mm Chemical
Rear:
60-70 mm Kinetic / 80-100 mm Chemical

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick, and the underbody is 20 mm thick.
  • There is an 8 mm thick internal RHA screen that separates the crew compartment from the engine. The two exterior fuel tanks at the frontal part of the hull sides are separated from the crew compartment by two 35 mm thick of internal RHA screens.
  • The ammo rack in the turret is separated by a 35 mm thick of internal RHA screen.
  • There are a few 10 mm thick attached tracks mounted on the rear of the turret. The left side of the turret rear is attached with a 20 mm thick track.
  • The external arrow-shaped armour at the turret cheeks is 80 mm thick and can be torn down.
  • There is 140 mm thick roof composite armour around two turret cupolas, and several 10 and 20 mm thick structural steel plates cover the composite armour inside.
  • The smoke dispensers are protected by a RHA shell.
  • With the modification of Mine Protection, a 30 mm thick external RHA plate is attached to the underbody.
  • There are several plates of spall liner at the frontal hull sides, top of turret, and around the hull ammo rack.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB76 / 35 km/h
RB and SB69 / 31 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 AoA Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 76 35 60.1 2.4 2,032 2,862 33.81 45.79
Realistic 69 31 1,327 1,500 22.08 24

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 291 → 7 011 Sl icon.png
RB4 159 → 6 795 Sl icon.png
SB5 264 → 8 601 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications295 000 Rp icon.png
477 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost3 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training310 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 100 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 300 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 350 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
160 / 200 / 210 % Sl icon.png
256 / 256 / 256 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
26 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
26 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Research:
4 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Research:
4 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods tank additional armor.png
Mine protection
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
26 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_DM_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_DM_HE_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
26 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_NATO_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
26 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
26 000 Sl icon.png
410 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

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition37 rounds
First-order15 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.8 → 6.0 s
Vertical guidance-9° / 20°
Main article: kan Strv 122 (120 mm)
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 37 -9°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 38.1 52.7 64.0 70.8 75.3 7.80 6.90 6.36 6.00
Realistic 23.8 28.0 34.0 37.6 40.0

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
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
slpprj m/95 APFSDS 589 586 577 565 553 541
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%
DM23 APFSDS 1,640 4.3 - - - 78° 80° 81°
DM33 APFSDS 1,640 4.3 - - - 78° 80° 81°
slsgr m/95 HE 736 17.5 0 0.1 3.54 79° 80° 81°
slpprj m/95 APFSDS 1,705 5.6 - - - 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Strv 122B PLSS
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
37 16 (+21) (+36) No

Machine guns

Ammunition4 600 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Main article: ksp 94 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm ksp 94
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 5,000 (200) 1,200 N/A N/A
Pintle 2,000 (200) 1,200 -10°/+75° ±180°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

History

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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Light Tanks 
CV90  Strf 9040B · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL · CV 90105 · CV 90120
MBTs 
Strv 122  Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS
SPAA 
CV90  Lvkv 9040C
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 · Pvkv IV
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 · Strv 122B+
Other  Sherman III/IV · T 80 U
Finland 
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
Norway  Leopard 1A5NO