Strv m/39

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Strv m/39
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Strv m/39
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The Stridsvagn m/39 is a premium 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
Turret50 / 13 / 13
Crew3 people
Visibility70 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 13 mm (58°) Upper glacis
13 mm (45°) Lower glacis
13 mm (30°) Upper plate
13 mm + 35 mm Driver's cupola
13 mm 13 mm (33°) Lower
9 + 15 mm (14°) Upper
4-13 mm
Turret 13 mm + 35 mm (14°) Turret front
13 mm + 35 mm (9°-72°) Gun mantlet
13 mm 13 mm 5- 8 mm
Cupola 13 mm 13 mm 13 mm 5 mm


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


Speedforward / back
AB51 / 6 km/h
RB and SB46 / 6 km/h
Number of gears3 forward
1 back
Weight8.9 t
Engine power
AB271 hp
RB and SB142 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB30.4 hp/t
RB and SB16.0 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 51 6 8.9 220 271 24.72 30.45
Realistic 46 6 126 142 14.16 15.96

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB250 Sl icon.png
RB240 Sl icon.png
SB330 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 680 Rp icon.png
480 Sl icon.png
Crew training150 Sl icon.png
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces20 Ge icon.png
Research Aces140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 20 / 20 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 75 / 75 / 75 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
600 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
510 Rp icon.png
50 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
600 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
510 Rp icon.png
50 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
750 Rp icon.png
80 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
570 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
570 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
570 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png


Main armament

Ammunition100 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
4.1 → 3.1 s
Vertical guidance-15° / 25°
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 -15°/+25° ±180° N/A 15.23 21.08 25.60 28.31 30.12 4.03 3.57 3.29 3.10
Realistic 9.52 11.20 13.60 15.04 16.00


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
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
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
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

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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 (identical)

Machine guns

Ammunition3 500 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Main article: ksp m/36 (8 mm)
8 mm ksp m/36
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1,750 (250) 649 -10°/+25° N/A
Coaxial 1,750 (250) 649 -10°/+25° N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Still effective in up-tiers, since it has access to a high-penetrating APDS shell with an amazing 105mm penetration and high velocity
  • Amazing -15 degrees gun depression means that it can adapt different terrains very well
  • Fast reload, up to 3.1 seconds with an ACE crew.
  • Decent turret armour, offering up to 35mm at the front and with sloping for increased protection.
  • Fast top speed up to 45 km/h
  • Is a small target


  • Only 3 crew members
  • Armour is inadequate to resist high-penetrating shells, for example a Pz.II can penetrate it frontally
  • Slow turret traverse speed with 11.2°/s
  • Very average reverse speed of -7 km/h
  • 5-8 mm roof armour can be penetrated by common aircraft such as ones with 12.7 mm M2, and He-112 A0


Strv m/39 is a continued design from the Strv m/38. In 1939, KAF had started discussions about ordering 20 new Strv m/38's to improve the strength of the armored company and, seeing the international way of designing tanks equipped with cannons, they requested that new designs of Strv m/38 should have improved armour by making it thicker to combat this threat. AB Landsverk was against it since the construction of the L-60-S (Strv m/38) would not be able to handle this request of the additional weight the new armour would add to it. And because of this made them a contract that there would be small changes to the L-60-S, mainly modifications to the turret adding room for an additional machine gun to be placed. Additionally, there would a new control system for the tank, Strv m/38 had the old system using a steering wheel, the new tank would use lever steering which was more favourable.

When the contract was signed for these new tanks 19 December 1939, the new improved tank got the designation L-60-S/II and was supposed to be delivered in middle of October 1940, but trouble and delays for the 37 mm Bofors cannons for the tanks delayed it until Spring 1941 which at time tanks had improved a lot and there was demand for thicker armour again. They wanted to increase the frontal armour of the L-60-S/II from 15 to 50 mm but this would only happen in case of combat that it would be added as add-on armour onto the tanks. But during exercise the tanks would not have this additional armour on them to not wear out the new vehicles. L-60-S/II would get the designation Strv m/39 by the army.

Strv m/39 was in use till 1957.


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See also

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Sweden light tanks
L-60  Strv m/38 · Strv m/39 · Strv m/39 TD · Strv m/40L
Strv m/41  Strv m/41 S-I · Strv m/41 S-II
Ikv 91  Ikv 91 · Ikv 91-105
CV 90  CV 90105 TML · Strf 9040B · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL · CV 90120
Wheeled  Pbil m/40 · U-SH 405
Other  Strv m/31 · Strv 74

Sweden premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Strv m/39 · Pbil m/40 · Strv m/41 S-I · CV 90105 TML
Medium tanks  Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 103-0
Tank destroyers  Ikv 73 · SAV 20.12.48