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The {{PAGENAME}}has 20 mm of frontal hull armor, which is not significant enough to stop anything larger than a 14.5 mm machine gun. But, the upper plate is angled very well and as such could possibly prevent low-penetration autocannons from damaging the vehicle; the hull front, with its slope, can offer from 20 mm on the lower glacis up to almost 90 mm of effective thickness on the upper glacis. The side armor is composed of two spaced plates, one 6 mm and on 10 mm plate (for a total of 16 mm). This is enough to stop low-caliber machine guns, but a .50 cal will penetrate the armor with ease. A fuel tank is located between the spaced armor plates of the left side of the hull, right beneath the turret; the fuel tank is able to absorb machine gun bullets, protecting the turret crew from the left side from machine gun fire. The rear of the hull has a surprising 20 mm of armor, enough to stop low-caliber machine guns.
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The {{PAGENAME}} has 20 mm of frontal hull armor, which is not significant enough to stop anything larger than a 14.5 mm machine gun. But, the upper plate is angled very well and as such could possibly prevent low-penetration autocannons from damaging the vehicle; the hull front, with its slope, can offer from 20 mm on the lower glacis up to almost 90 mm of effective thickness on the upper glacis. The side armor is composed of two spaced plates, one 6 mm and on 10 mm plate (for a total of 16 mm). This is enough to stop low-caliber machine guns, but a .50 cal will penetrate the armor with ease. A fuel tank is located between the spaced armor plates of the left side of the hull, right beneath the turret; the fuel tank is able to absorb machine gun bullets, protecting the turret crew from the left side from machine gun fire. The rear of the hull has a surprising 20 mm of armor, enough to stop low-caliber machine guns.
  
 
The turret has 20 mm of all round protection base protection. The turret sides and rear have a 5 mm applique armor layer, giving a total armor thickness of 25 mm. This is enough to stop machine gun bullets from penetrating. The gun mantlet has 35 mm of protection - enough to protect against some autocannons.
 
The turret has 20 mm of all round protection base protection. The turret sides and rear have a 5 mm applique armor layer, giving a total armor thickness of 25 mm. This is enough to stop machine gun bullets from penetrating. The gun mantlet has 35 mm of protection - enough to protect against some autocannons.

Revision as of 17:44, 10 September 2020

CV 90105 TML
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CV 90105 TML
AB RB SB
9.0 9.0 9.0
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Description

GarageImage CV 90105 TML.jpg


The Combat Vehicle 90105 TML is a premium gift rank VI Swedish light tank with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

The CV 90105 TML has 20 mm of frontal hull armor, which is not significant enough to stop anything larger than a 14.5 mm machine gun. But, the upper plate is angled very well and as such could possibly prevent low-penetration autocannons from damaging the vehicle; the hull front, with its slope, can offer from 20 mm on the lower glacis up to almost 90 mm of effective thickness on the upper glacis. The side armor is composed of two spaced plates, one 6 mm and on 10 mm plate (for a total of 16 mm). This is enough to stop low-caliber machine guns, but a .50 cal will penetrate the armor with ease. A fuel tank is located between the spaced armor plates of the left side of the hull, right beneath the turret; the fuel tank is able to absorb machine gun bullets, protecting the turret crew from the left side from machine gun fire. The rear of the hull has a surprising 20 mm of armor, enough to stop low-caliber machine guns.

The turret has 20 mm of all round protection base protection. The turret sides and rear have a 5 mm applique armor layer, giving a total armor thickness of 25 mm. This is enough to stop machine gun bullets from penetrating. The gun mantlet has 35 mm of protection - enough to protect against some autocannons.

The only part of the vehicle that is vulnerable to heavy machine gun fire is the hull side and rear. The rest of the tank can only be penetrated by autocannons or anti-tank guns. Overall, the armor protection is light, to the point where the CV90105 is vulnerable to hull break. But, with 35 mm of protection, a hit to the gun mantlet - even by chemical rounds - will not result in a hull break. A hit to any other portion of the vehicle with a chemical round will hull break the vehicle. The ammunition of the vehicle is stored in the very back of the hull and turret, and there is a lot of ammunition, so a round hitting there will be hard-pressed to miss the ammunition. Even a shot from the front will often lead to many ammoracks when it passes through the rear of the tank. The only major source of protection for this tank is the engine and transmission. They are located at the very front, right, of the vehicle. A shot through this portion of the tank will often be absorbed, especially chemical rounds and autocannon shells. If a shell manages to penetrate through the engine block, it must also go through a 10 mm armor plate, which absorbs most of the shrapnel. This increases crew survivability extensively, but it can not be relied upon because of the hull break mechanic. Besides, even if the engine block absorbs the shot the tank will still be immobilized. Because of the ammunition stowage and the hull break mechanic, the CV90105 will often die to only one shot. Overall, the armor of the CV90105 is very thin and can not be relied upon, although it can protect the tank in certain situations.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret, cupola)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (turret front, gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 20 mm Hull plate over tracks
20 mm (78°) Upper glacis
20 mm (30°) Lower glacis - Upper section
20 mm (41°) Lower glacis - Middle section
20 mm (52°) Lower glacis - Lower section
6 mm Top
10 + 5 mm Bottom + Side skirts
10 mm (51°) Bottom junction plate
20 mm (16°) Crew compartment
10 mm Hull plate over left tracks
5 mm Hull plate over right tracks
20 mm (2°) Front glacis
20 mm (2°) Crew compartment
6 mm (2-12°) Hull over tracks
Turret 35 mm (37-41°) Turret front
20 + 35 mm Gun mantlet
20 mm (2-6°) Optics and MG port
20 mm Turret ring
20 + 5 mm (37-41°) Left side
20 + 5 mm (20-41°) Right side
20 mm Turret ring
5 mm (25°) Upper section
5 mm (10°) Lower section
20 mm Turret ring
20 mm (0-17°)
Cupola 20 mm (0-74°) 20 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels, tracks and bogies are 15 mm thick.
  • Belly armour and the bottom plate above the tracks are 10 mm thick.
  • Mudguards are 5 mm thick.
  • Additionally to the external armour, armour plates are also found inside the vehicle:
Spaced Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides
Hull 10 mm (except driver view port) 10 mm Top

Notes:

  • Inner armour plates protect the sides of the crew compartment (the upper section over the tracks only).
  • The engine is separated from the driver position and the crew compartment by an armour plate.
  • The driver viewport is a weak spot as it is the only place where the inner armour does not overlap with the external armour.

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 78 48 21.9 852 1049 38.9 47.9
Realistic 70 43 486 550 22.19 25.11

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: CN-105-G2 (105 mm)
105 mm CN-105-G2 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 40 -7°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 28.6 39.5 48.0 53.1 56.5 8.7 7.7 7.1 6.7
Realistic 17.9 21.0 25.5 28.2 30.0

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
DM12 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
DM502 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M735 APFSDS 353 350 342 333 322 312
DM23 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
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%
DM12 HEATFS 1,173 10.50 0.0 0.1 1,270 65° 72° 77°
DM502 HESH 732 14.85 0.4 0.1 4,310 73° 77° 80°
M735 APFSDS 1,501 3.70 N/A N/A N/A 76° 77° 80°
DM23 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the CV 90105 TML
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
40 21 (+19) 13 (+27) 10 (+30) (+34) (+39) No

Notes:

  • The 1st ammo rack depletes from left to right, top to bottom.
  • The 3rd, 4th and 5th ammo racks are First-stage ammo stowages.

Last updated: 1.101.0.53

Machine guns

Main article: ksp 58 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm ksp 58
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1,200 (250) 600 N/A N/A

The small caliber of the ksp 58 machine gun makes it largely ineffective against all armoured vehicles but the ones with an open compartment. It still can be used to ping targets as a rangefinding help.

Usage in battles

Mobility

The CV 90105 TML has great mobility thanks to its powerful engine and light weight. With good top speed, a very quick reverse, good mobility in turns, and very good acceleration, this vehicle's mobility stays competitive even when uptiered to face 10.0 BR MBTs. With this advantage the CV 90105 TML is able to take early-game defensive positions, reach sniping locations, and quickly relocate around the map if needed.

Armament

Another one of this vehicle's strengths is its armament. It's equipped with second generation thermal sights in both gunner and commander/binocular views, which makes enemies very easy to spot and which is incredibly useful in night battes. This tank also has a scouting ability, which can be used to call for support from teammates and locate enemies on the map.

As for this tank's gun, the CV 90105 TML is armed with quite a powerful cannon that easily penetrates MBTs. It has access to both its stock APFSDS round, the DM23, and HESH and HEAT-FS shells. Although the stock shell has higher flat penetration, the DM23 outperforms it in angled penetration, which is the more important metric in most cases at this tier; most enemy armour will be well-angled. Still, it is useful to carry a few rounds of the stock APFSDS shell. The gun has a very good turret traverse speed which helps in situations where quick aiming is required.

Survivability

The CV 90105 TML's greatest weakness is its poor survivability. It is able to be hullbroken, and is protected by only thin armour on all sides. Due to the internal layout of the tank, ammo detonations and one-shot deaths are very common. Cannon-calibre rounds are able to penetrate the CV 90105 TML's armour, and artillery and aircraft post a serious threat to this tank. The CV 90105 TML has effectively no anti-air capabilities and its thin roof armour makes strafing attacks dangerous.

All of this means that avoiding enemy fire must be a priority. The tank's mobility can be used to flank enemies and attack without their noticing. Indeed, engaging head-on is usually a bad idea, since that makes you a prime target for artillery strikes and attacks from aircraft. If there are enemy aircraft nearby, try to stay near cover (next to buildings, under trees, near bushes or rocks...) and avoid crossing open areas of the map.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive DM502 M735
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Airstrike
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism Laser rangefinder NVD
IV Transmission Engine Smoke grenade Artillery Support DM23 Improved optics
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Efficient grinder
  • Available APFSDS can penetrate most MBTs with ease
  • Excellent top speed but only slightly above average acceleration
  • Both commander and gunner's thermal sight's
  • Ability to scout
  • Two-plane gun stabilizer

Cons:

  • Very thin armour, does not have the option to angle or sidescrape
  • Hullbreaks very easily
  • Lack of AA capability makes aircraft even more dangerous

History

Chassis

The Swedish company Hägglunds began development 1983 on a combat vehicle capable of anti-tank, and anti-air defense, at the request of the Swedish Army. Due to the nature of the multi-role request, Hägglunds went for a utility vehicle design similar to the ideas of the Swedish Air-Force. Initial trials were done with 5 different chassis to determine optimal engineering solutions to the concept. Although the design was unified, trials showed several issues with the clutch and brake systems. This was solved by reconstructing the system altogether. To accompany this, the chassis was raised 35mm, and tower placement was moved forward. Hägglunds were strictly against this decision but later stated that this adjustment contributed significantly to the great export success of the vehicle.

Turret

The 105mm turret is a design by the french GIAT (now known as Nexer Systems). This turret was originally made for the AMX-10RC, which is an armoured car entirely designed by GIAT. The turret was designed to survive heavy machine gun fire up to 14.5mm. The turret sported a 105mm F2 cannon capable of firing modern APFSDS rounds, along with a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. By the 1990s the turret started to become outdated, which lead to GIAT modernizing the design with electrically powered stabilizers for the main armament and sights. This lead to the version found on the CV 90105 TML, known as the TML 105mm turret.

CV 90105 TML

The CV 90105 TML was unveiled to the public in 1994. The combination of the flexible CV 90 chassis and powerful 105mm G2 cannon proved lethal. This private venture by GIAT and Hägglunds was strategic, as this concept allowed both companies to market themselves towards the export market. The CV 90 chassis was able to prove its flexibility by carrying large-caliber cannons for anti-tank purposes, While the TML 105mm turret got to show its upgraded potential and tracked-vehicle performance, along with flexibility. Although this design never attracted any customers, the concept sparked debate regarding the future of light tanks. Hägglunds went on to successfully export their CV 90 chassis, though only via the IFV role. Most notably with the CV 9030, which featured a 30mm Bushmaster II. Larger cannons were later trialed on the chassis, such as the CV 90120, carrying a 120mm Rheinmetall smoothbore cannon. GIAT went on to market their TML 105mm turret fitted on the MOWAG Piranha, marketed for the middle-east. Although having lesser success than the CV 90 chassis, their AMX-10RC is still in service, proving its reliability as a wheeled fire-support vehicle, boasting a deadly cannon.

Media

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See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

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-I · Strv m/41 S-II
  CV 90105 TML · CV 90120 · Ikv 91 · Ikv 91-105 · Strv 74 · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL · U-SH 405

Sweden premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Strv m/39 · 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