Strv m/38

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Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
Stridsvagn m/38
sw_strv_m38.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
3 peopleCrew
70 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
13 / 13 / 13Hull
15 / 13 / 13Turret
Mobility
8.8 tWeight
271 hp142 hpEngine power
31 hp/t16 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
51 km/h forward
6 km/h back
46 km/h forward
5 km/h back
Speed
Armament
37 mm kan m/38 cannonMain weapon
100 roundsAmmunition
3.1 / 4.1 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
8 mm ksp m/36 machine gunCoaxial weapon
2 250 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
649 shots/minFire rate
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
20 % Sl icon.png10 % Sl icon.png10 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Strv m38.jpg


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

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Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 51 6 8.8 220 271 25 30.8
Realistic 46 5 126 142 14.32 16.14

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: kan m/38 (37 mm)

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

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 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ 4.1 _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 9.5 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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
3,7 cm slpprj m/49 APDS 105 103 97 89 82 75
slpgr m/39 APBC 55 51 37 26 17 12
slpprj m/38 APBC 59 55 41 28 19 13
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%
3,7 cm slpprj m/49 APDS 1,150 0.71 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°
slpgr m/39 APBC 800 0.74 1.2 9.0 15 47° 60° 65°
slpprj m/38 APBC 785 0.74 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
100 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Optics

Strv m/38 Optics
Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics x1.8 x3.5
Comparable optics ___

Machine guns

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 capacity)
Rate of fire
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Coaxial 2,250 (250) 648 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support slpgr m/39 3,7 cm slpprj m/49

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has access to APDS, not common in reserve tanks
  • APDS round has 105 mm of penetration at point-blank range, enough to penetrate any enemy tank you meet
  • Quick reload rate of 4.1 s
  • 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

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
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