Strv m/42 EH

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Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
Stridsvagn m/42 EH
sw_strv_m42_eh.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.0/3.0/3.0BR
4 peopleCrew
82 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
55 / 30 / 20Hull
55 / 25 / 25Turret
Mobility
22.3 tWeight
782 hp410 hpEngine power
35 hp/t18 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
46 km/h forward
6 km/h back
41 km/h forward
5 km/h back
Speed
Armament
75 mm kan m/41 cannonMain weapon
59 roundsAmmunition
5.9 / 7.6 sReload
-15° / 25°Vertical guidance
2 x 8 mm ksp m/36 machine gunCoaxial weapon
4 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
649 shots/minFire rate
Economy
14 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
55 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 050 / 2 658/1 690 / 2 191/1 130 / 1 465Repair
16 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
55 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
270 Ge icon.pngAces
130 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
130 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png60 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Strv m42 EH.jpg


The Stridsvagn m/42 EH is a rank II Swedish medium tank with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

It is a further development of the Lago I medium tank.

General info

Survivability and armour

The Strv m/42 has increased frontal protection compared to the Lago I. Both the hull and turret fronts have a maximum thickness of 55 mm, which provides good resistance against small calibre anti-tank guns and autocannon fire. However, the side and rear are still quite thin, and are only resistant against heavy machine guns. The engine deck and turret roof are only 9 and 10 mm thick respectively, and are thus vulnerable to aircraft cannon and heavy machine gun fire.

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 46 6 22.3 635 782 28.48 35.07
Realistic 41 5 363 410 16.28 18.39

The Strv m/42 is considerably heavier than the Lago I, but the engine is uprated to compensate for the increased weight. The mobility is therefore not significantly affected and is quite adequate for a medium tank of its tier. It has a relatively low reverse speed and the long hull relative to its width also has a noticeable impact on its turning ability.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: Kan m/41 (75 mm)

The Strv m/42 is armed with the 7,5 cm kan m/41, the same 75 mm field gun found on the Ikv 72. While quite respectable on the Ikv 72, the gun is not quite as competitive on the Strv m/42 due to the heavier opposition it will face, such as the Churchill and KV heavy tanks. The turret does provide an excellent amount of gun depression (15°), allowing for more hull-down opportunities.

Like on the Ikv 72, the gun starts off with the slpprj m/40 uncapped AP shot, which unfortunately tends to suffer ricochets against the sloped armour that is increasingly common at the Strv m/42's BR. The gun may also be upgraded to fire the slpgr m/39 uncapped APHE shell and the slpprj m/40B APBC shot. The APHE round has a very lethal 260 g TNT filler but tends to ricochet more and has less penetration than the other rounds. It is best used when presented with sideshots against tanks with weak side armour. The APBC ricochets less, although the penetration is still rather inadequate. It is recommended to carry a mixture of both APHE and APBC.

75 mm Kan m/41 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 59 -15°/+25° ±180° N/A 14.3 __._ __._ __._ __._ 7.6 _._ _._ _._
Realistic 8.9 __._ __._ __._ __._

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
sgr m/40 HE 9 9 9 9 9 9
slpgr m/39 APHE 63 61 53 44 37 31
slpprj m/40 AP 85 83 74 64 55 48
slpprj m/40B APBC 85 82 73 63 54 46
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%
sgr m/40 HE 570 6.43 0.4 0.5 580 79° 80° 81°
slpgr m/39 APHE 580 6.5 1.2 9.0 260 47° 60° 65°
slpprj m/40 AP 580 6.6 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
slpprj m/40B APBC 590 6.3 N/A N/A N/A 48° 63° 71°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
rökgr m/22 496 6.6 13 5 20 8

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
59 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

Main article: Ksp m/36 (8 mm)

The Strv m/42 has two 8 mm ksp m/36 machine guns mounted alongside the main gun. It should be noted that these machine guns cannot depress as much as the main gun.

8 mm Ksp m/36
Mount Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Rate of fire
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 648 -10°/+25° N/A
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 648 -10°/+25° N/A

Usage in battles

The Strv m/42 is a fairly conventional medium tank that distinguishes itself with its excellent gun depression. It thus excels in hull-down positions or ridge-fighting. However, the gun is quite weak and will struggle in uptiers against heavy tanks. Tanks such as the KV-1 and the Churchill are for all intents and purposes invulnerable or very difficult to deal with to the Strv m/42 if played properly, and they are best avoided in favour of weaker opposition. The tank has decent mobility and the APHE shell is very effective if it penetrates, which rewards flanking manoeuvres.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire rökgr m/22
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism slpgr m/39
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support slpprj m/40B

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Acceptable mobility for a medium tank.
  • Excellent gun depression.
  • Lethal APHE round, if it penetrates.
  • Relatively fast reload.
  • Decent frontal armour.

Cons:

  • Must choose between higher penetration or higher lethality with the APBC or APHE rounds.
  • Somewhat sluggish turret traverse.
  • Poor reverse speed.
  • Thin side armour and very thin turret roof and engine deck armour.

History

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Media

The Shooting Range #194 - Pages of History section at 04:08 discusses the Strv m/42.

See also

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Sweden medium tanks
  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Strv m/42 DT · Strv 81
  Strv 101 · Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С · Strv 121 · Strv 122