Strv m/38

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RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
Strv m/38
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GarageImage Strv m38.jpg
Strv m/38
AB RB SB
1.0 1.0 1.0
Class:
Research:Free
Purchase:Free
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Description

The Stridsvagn m/38 is a rank I Swedish light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull13 / 13 / 13
Turret15 / 13 / 13
Crew3 people
Visibility70 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 13 mm (58°) Upper glacis
13 mm (46°) Lower glacis
13 mm (31°) Upper plate
13 mm (19-26°) Driver bulge
13 mm (15°) 9 mm (23°) Top
13 mm (33°) Bottom
13 mm (32°) Front glacis
9 mm (8°) Front
4-5 mm Middle
5 mm (4°) Rear
Turret 13 mm (14°) Turret front
15 mm (6°) Gun mantlet
13 mm (14°) 13 mm (20°) 5 mm
Cupola 13 mm (16°) 5 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels, tracks and torsion bars are 15 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB52 / 7 km/h
RB and SB47 / 6 km/h
Number of gears4 forward
1 back
Weight8.8 t
Engine power
AB271 hp
RB and SB142 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB30.8 hp/t
RB and SB16.1 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 52 7 8.8 220 271 25 30.8
Realistic 47 6 126 142 14.32 16.14

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
ABfree
RBfree
SBfree
Total cost of modifications3 420 Rp icon.png
160 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost80 Ge icon.png
Crew trainingfree
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces10 Ge icon.png
Research Aces80 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
10 / 10 / 10 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
360 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
360 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
540 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
37mm_sw_m39_APHE_ammo_pack
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
37mm_sw_kan_APDS_ammo_pack
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition100 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
4.1 → 3.1 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Main article: kan m/38 (37 mm)
37 mm kan m/38 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 100 -10°/+20° ±180° N/A 15.2 21.1 25.6 28.3 30.1 4.03 3.57 3.29 3.10
Realistic 9.5 11.2 13.6 15.0 16.0

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
slpprj m/38 APBC 59 55 41 28 19 13
slpgr m/39 APBC 55 51 37 26 17 12
3,7 cm slpprj m/49 APDS 105 103 97 89 82 75
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%
slpprj m/38 APBC 785 0.74 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
slpgr m/39 APBC 800 0.74 1.2 9 15 47° 60° 65°
3,7 cm slpprj m/49 APDS 1,150 0.71 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
8th
rack empty
9th
rack empty
10th
rack empty
11th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
100 81 (+19) 71 (+29) 61 (+39) 51 (+49) 41 (+59) 34 (+66) 28 (+72) 21 (+79) 14 (+86) (+92) (+99) No
Ammo racks of the Strv m/38

Machine guns

Ammunition2 250 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Main article: ksp m/36 (8 mm)

The Strv m/38 is armed with a 8 mm ksp m36 machine gun, useful for hitting lightly armoured AA vehicles.

8 mm ksp m/36
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 2,250 (250) 649 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The Strv m/38 provides the player with a fast, manoeuvrable light tank boasting effective firepower for its BR. As a light tank, the armour cannot be relied upon to stop enemy fire, being too weak to stop even .50 cal MG fire. However, it has access to APDS, which allows it to punch through all opponents at its BR and even most tanks a rank above. Because of the excellent APDS shell, it is advised to keep it as your primary shell, but keep a few APBC shells to finish lighter opponents as the APDS has poor post-penetration damage.

Even with weak armour, the Strv m/38 can be reliably depended upon even in uptiers with its speed, and as well as its penetration power (with the APDS shell) matches the likes of the German Pz.III series. The only drawback to this is the poor post-penetration damage dealt by the APDS shot, which calls for a playstyle relying on well-placed shots on enemy vehicles. This is why it's advised to aim for the turret or engine using the APDS shell when unsure if your APBC shell will actually penetrate at all.

On rough uneven terrain, a viable tactic is to use your excellent gun depression to hit tanks on a hull-down position.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has access to a high-penetrating APDS shell with an amazing 105 mm of penetration
  • Effective in up-tiers with the APDS against heavy targets like the B1 bis and the Valentine I
  • Quick reload rate
  • Good -10° of gun depression means that it can adapt to different terrains well
  • Has a small size compared to other reserve tanks
  • Effective mobility - max speed of 51 km/h

Cons:

  • APDS round has no explosive filler, so multiple shots will be needed to finish off an enemy
  • Has a slow reverse speed (-6 km/h) that may put the player at risk
  • Armour is inadequate to resist any shells
  • 5 mm roof armour can be penetrated by common aircraft such as ones with 12.7 mm and 20 mm guns

History

The Landsverk L-60 was a Swedish tank developed in 1934, and included several advanced design features such as torsion bar suspension, periscopes rather than view slits and all-welded construction. The Strv m/38 was the earliest variant of the L-60 accepted into Swedish service, with 15 ordered in 1937 and delivered in 1939. Unlike other exported variants of the L-60, the m/38 did not see combat use due to Swedish neutrality during the Second World War.

Media

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See also

Related development

External links

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