Strv m/38

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RANK 4 FRANCE
Somua SM PACK
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
10 % 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

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 13 mm (58°) Upper Glacis

13 mm (45°) Lower Glacis

13 mm (30°-31°) Upper Hull Front

13 mm (19°-26°) Driver's Station

13 mm 9 mm Upper

13 mm Lower

9mm Front

5 mm Middle to Rear

Turret 13 mm Turret front

15 mm Gun mantlet

13 mm 13 mm 5 mm
Cupola 13 mm 13 mm 13 mm 5 mm

Mobility

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)
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 15.20 21.08 23.79 28.31 30.12 4.03 3.57 3.29 3.10
Realistic 9.50 11.20 12.64 15.04 16.00

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
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

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

The Strv m/38 is a fast and maneuverable light tank with excellent firepower. As its light tank designation implies, the armor cannot be relied upon to stop enemy fire, being too weak to stop even .50cal rounds. It has access to APDS, allowing it to punch through tough opponents, although it is almost impossible to find enemies that cannot be stopped by your APBC shells.

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
  • 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

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

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