Strv m/41 S-II

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This page is about the Swedish light tank Strv m/41 S-II. For other uses, see LT-38 (Family).
Strv m/41 S-II
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Strv m/41 S-II
AB RB SB
2.3 2.3 2.3
Class:
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Description

The Stridsvagn m/41 S-II is a rank II Swedish light tank with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury". It is a Swedish license-built version of the Czechoslovak TNHP light tank, and is thus quite similar to the German PzKpfw 38(t).

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull50 / 20 / 15
Turret50 / 20 / 35
Crew4 people
Visibility81 %

The armour on the Strv m/41 S-II is almost identical to that on the PzKpfw 38(t) Ausf. F. The 50 mm frontal armour is fairly decent, though the rest of the tank is quite lightly armoured. It should be noted that the engine deck is only 10 mm thick, and is vulnerable to strafing aircraft with cannons or heavy machine guns.

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 50 mm (18°-20°) Upper Glacis

50 mm (19°) Lower Glacis - Upper

15 mm (60°) Lower Glacis - Lower

15 mm (73°-74°) Center Plate - Between Upper and Lower Glacis

20 mm Front

15 mm Rear

15 mm 8 mm
Turret 50 mm (9°) Turret Front - Sides

15 mm (7°-9°) Turret Front - Lower

35 mm (Various Angles) Center (Around the Mantlet) 15 mm (Various Angles) Gun Mantlet

20 mm 35 mm 8 mm
Cupola 15 mm 15 mm 15 mm 15 mm Front

8 mm Rear

Note: The commander's cupola has an all-round thickness of 15 mm, but there are four armored boxes for the optics (one on each side) that have a thickness of 21 mm.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB48 / 6 km/h
RB and SB43 / 6 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight10.9 t
Engine power
AB315 hp
RB and SB165 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB28.9 hp/t
RB and SB15.1 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 48 6 10.9 256 315 23.49 28.9
Realistic 43 6 146 165 13.39 15.14

The mobility of the Strv m/41 S-II is also almost identical to that on the PzKpfw 38(t) Ausf. F. It is more sluggish than the other Swedish tanks such as the Strv m/40L, with a lower top speed and a rather slow reverse gear.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB520 → 709 Sl icon.png
RB760 → 1 036 Sl icon.png
SB970 → 1 323 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications6 930 Rp icon.png
9 410 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost530 Ge icon.png
Crew training3 000 Sl icon.png
Experts10 000 Sl icon.png
Aces110 Ge icon.png
Research Aces160 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 50 / 60 % Sl icon.png
112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Cost:
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100 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
260 Rp icon.png
Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
260 Rp icon.png
Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
790 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
610 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
610 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
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Cost:
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100 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
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Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
790 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
460 Rp icon.png
Cost:
630 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Airstrike
Research:
260 Rp icon.png
Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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37mm_sw_m39_APHE_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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50 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
790 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
610 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Improved optics
Research:
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Cost:
610 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition100 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
4.1 → 3.1 s
Vertical guidance-14° / 20°
Main article: Kan m/38 (37 mm)

The part that truly differentiates the Strv m/41 from its German cousin is the gun. The Strv m/41 uses a Swedish-made 3,7 cm kan m/38 instead of the original Czechoslovak Skoda 37 mm cannon. Its performance with the slpprj m/38 and slpgr m/39 APBC rounds is similar to that of the Czechoslovak gun, but the Swedish gun also has access to the outstanding slpprj m/49 APDS round. This round will easily penetrate anything the Strv m/41 can normally face, though it lacks the lethality of the German APCBC with explosive filler.

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 -14°/+20° ±180° N/A 13.30 18.45 22.40 24.77 26.35 4.06 3.57 3.29 3.10
Realistic 8.30 9.80 11.90 13.16 14.00

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
Visual
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Machine guns

Ammunition4 000 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/41 S-II is also armed with a coaxial 8 mm ksp m/36 light machine gun. There is a second, non-functional 8 mm machine gun in the hull front.

8 mm Ksp m/36
Mount Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Rate of fire
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Coaxial 4,000 (250) 648 -14°/+20° N/A

Usage in battles

The Strv m/41 S-II relies on sniping and penetrating tanks at medium to long ranges with its powerful APDS round. However, APDS lacks the lethality of explosive filler AP rounds, so the Strv m/41 must rely on sniping and disabling crew or hitting ammunition racks to destroy enemy tanks, especially larger ones like the T-28. It also has a decent amount of armour for a light tank and great gun depression for playing hull down, though it is by no means invulnerable from the front.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Access to high-penetration APDS
  • Fast rate-of-fire
  • Decent amount of armour for a light tank
  • Excellent gun depression

Cons:

  • Low post-penetration damage with APDS.
  • A bit sluggish with a low top speed for a light tank
  • Poor reverse speed
  • Chassis rocks violently when stopping making it hard to stop and shoot quickly

History

In March of 1940, Sweden ordered about 90 TNH tanks (known as the Panzer 38(t) in German service) from ČDK, but Germany, which had occupied Poland in 1938, confiscated the tanks for its own use as the Panzer 38(t) Ausf. S. Sweden still needed the light tanks, and after negotiations the Swedish manufacturer Scania-Vabis was allowed to produce them under license, and compensation for the lost tanks. Sweden ordered 116 Strv M/41 SI in June, 1941. The Stridsvagn M/41 was armed with a 37 mm Bofors m/38 gun, was powered by a Scania-Vabis Type 1664 engine, and the design utilized riveted construction. In June of 1942, Sweden ordered 122 Strv M/41 SII. The SII featured a number of improvements over the SI. The armor was increased from 25 mm to 50 mm thick. Because of the added weight of the armor, a more powerful engine was added, the Type L 603 engine. This necessitated an elongation of the hull by 65 mm. The fuel tanks were increased from 190 liters to 230 liters. 104 of the SII model were built, with the last 18 being built as the Sav M/43, a casemate assault gun using a 75 mm gun, and later a 105 mm gun. Another 18 Sav M/43 were purpose-built afterwards. The Strv M/41 served until the late 1950's, when all Strv M/41 were converted to the Pansarbandvagn (Pbv) 301, an armored personnel carrier. The turrets were used in static fortifications.

Media

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See also

  • Pz.38(t) F- Axis counterpart of the Strv M/41 SII

External links

Bibliography


Sweden light tanks
  Strv m/31 · Strv m/38 · Strv m/39 · Strv m/39 TD · Strv m/40L · Strv m/41 S-II
  CV 90105 TML · CV 90120 · Ikv 91 · Strv 74 · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL