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Vagn Eldledning AutomatKanon 40
General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
143 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
15 / 15 / 15Hull
15 / 15 / 5Turret
29.0 tWeight
1 030 hp540 hpEngine power
36 hp/t19 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
65 km/h forward
20 km/h back
60 km/h forward
18 km/h back
2 x 40 mm lvakan m/48 cannonMain weapon
420 roundsAmmunition
0.5 / 0.6 sReload
10 roundsBelt capacity
300 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 85°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm ksp 58 machine gunMachinegun
1 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
170 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
440 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 970 / 7 683/5 270 / 6 782/13 270 / 17 078Repair
130 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
440 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 400 Ge icon.pngAces
208 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage VEAK 40.jpg

The Vagn Eldledning AutomatKanon 40 is a rank V Swedish SPAA with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 65 20 29 767 1,030 26.45 35.52
Realistic 60 18 478 540 16.48 18.62


Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Twin 40 mm lvakan m/48 cannon are very effective against air units
  • Has access to proximity fuse HE shells
  • Separate ammo belts (fully made of HE or AP)
  • Has a pintle-mounted machine gun unlike other SPAA


  • Very easy to destroy since all the ammo and the crew are located in the turret
  • The turret's armour is very thin (only 5 mm covering roof and sides)
  • Can be taken out by even rifle-calibre aircraft armaments


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See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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Sweden anti-aircraft vehicles
  Lvrbv 701 · Lvkv 42 · Lvkv 9040C · Lvtdgb m/40
  L-62 ANTI II · Pvlvv fm/42 · VEAK 40