Strv m/41 S-II

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Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
Stridsvagn m/41 S-II
sw_strv_m41_s2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.3/2.3BR
4 peopleCrew
81 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
50 / 20 / 15Hull
50 / 20 / 35Turret
Mobility
10.9 tWeight
315 hp165 hpEngine power
29 hp/t15 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
47 km/h forward
5 km/h back
42 km/h forward
5 km/h back
Speed
Armament
37 mm kan m/38 cannonMain weapon
100 roundsAmmunition
3.1 / 4.1 sReload
-14° / 20°Vertical guidance
8 mm ksp m/36 machine gunCoaxial weapon
4 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
649 shots/minFire rate
Economy
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png810 / 1 050/650 / 843/530 / 687Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
110 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
70 % Sl icon.png70 % Sl icon.png30 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Swedish light tank Strv m/41 S-II. For other uses, see LT-38 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Strv m41 S-II.jpg


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

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.

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 47 5 10.9 256 315 23.49 28.9
Realistic 42 5 146 165 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.

Armaments

Main armament

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 13.3 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ 4.1 _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 8.3 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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/41 S-II 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/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.

Modules

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

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

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

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

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

Bibliography

External links


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 9056