Ikv 73

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Ikv 73
Ikv 73
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The Infanterikanonvagn 73 is a premium gift rank II Swedish tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Starfighters" as a reward for the 2020 Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armor protection on the Ikv 73 is average for its tier. While it is 55 mm thick, it is practically vertical. Angling your armor will not help, as the sides are only 30 mm in thickness. The turret armor is pretty much identical to that of the hull. The crew is very tightly packed, so a penetrating shot to the turret or hull is a guaranteed destruction.

Although the best course of action in an Ikv 73 is to remain undetected, there will be times when taking a hit or two will be inevitable. In such a scenario, angle slightly towards the enemy with your front right corner (the one opposite the driver) and try to bait a shot to your right turret cheek (the one with the coaxial MGs). Early HEAT and HE projectiles, as well as the spalling from weaker APHE and Soviet shrapnel rounds, will likely be absorbed by the machine guns. Solid shot will be almost guaranteed to penetrate, but will only kill the commander and machine gunner. Most shots to the rear engine deck will likely bounce due to the extreme sloping.

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm



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 7 22.3 582 717 26.1 32.15
Realistic 42 6 363 410 16.28 18.39

Mobility of the Ikv 73 is good; about the same as that of the Shermans or earlier Panzers. The tank swiftly accelerates to its top speed of 42 km/h (26 mph), and stops just as easily (though the tank tends to "drift" slightly when stopping mid-turn. The tank reverses at 5 km/h. The suspension damping allows for firing immediately after coming to a stop from full speed, though it is not powerful enough to allow for accurate fire while on the move. The Ikv 73 lacks neutral steering, but still turns about as quickly as its contemporaries.


Main armament

Main article: kan m/41 (75 mm)

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

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 13.21 18.28 22.20 24.55 26.12 7.67 6.79 6.25 5.90
Realistic 8.92 10.50 12.75 14.10 15.00


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
slpprj m/40 AP 85 83 74 64 55 48
sgr m/40 HE 9 9 9 9 9 9
slpprj m/40B APBC 85 82 73 63 54 46
slpgr m/39 APHE 63 61 53 44 37 31
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
slpprj m/40 AP 580 6.6 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
sgr m/40 HE 570 6.43 0.4 0.5 580 79° 80° 81°
slpprj m/40B APBC 590 6.3 N/A N/A N/A 48° 63° 71°
slpgr m/39 APHE 580 6.5 1.2 9.0 260 47° 60° 65°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
Screen deploy time
Screen hold time
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
rökgr m/22 496 6.6 13 5 20 8

Ammo racks

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Machine guns

Main article: ksp m/36 (8 mm)

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.

8 mm ksp m/36
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 2,000 (250) 649 -__°/+__° ±__°
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 649 -__°/+__° ±__°
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 649 -__°/+__° ±__°

Usage in battles

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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
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

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  • Has a machine gun on top that can rotate 360°.



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See also

Related Development

Tanks of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

Sweden tank destroyers
  Spj fm/43-44 · Ikv 72 · Ikv 103 · Pvkv II · Pvkv m/43 (1946) · Pvkv m/43 (1963) · Pvrbv 551
  SAV 20.12.48 · Sav m/43 (1944) · Sav m/43 (1946) · UDES 33

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