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 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

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
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Tracks
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
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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
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Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
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Crew Replenishment
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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
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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 15.20 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

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 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.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has access to a high-penetrating APDS shell with an amazing 105mm penetration and high velocity
  • Effective in uptiers against heavy targets like B1 and Valentine
  • Quick reload rate of 4.1 seconds
  • Good -10 degrees gun depression means that it can adapt different terrains well
  • Has a small size compared to other reserve tanks
  • Effective mobility - max speed of 51 km/h
  • Can be a great "God Mode" grinder thanks to its APDS

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
  • Armor is inadequate to resist any shells
  • 5 mm roof armour can be penetrated by common aircraft such as ones with 12.7 mm M2, and He 112 A-0

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.

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