L-62 ANTI II
The Landsverk L-62 ANTI II is a rank III Swedish SPAA with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB) and 2.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury". One can treat it as a sidegrade of the Lvtdgb m/40, as such most of the text onward will compare them, rather than just describe this one.
Survivability and armour
When one looks at the L-62 ANTI II, it's expected to have decent protection, when in reality it's armoured like the reserve tank Strv m/38. As such, its hull and the turret will only sustain rifle-calibre MG.
The gun shield is expected to protect the crew in case of a brawl with a light tank, but it's only 8 mm thick and can be penetrated by anything at point blank range. It's also way too small to protect the SPAA from any aircraft.
Depending on the BR of opposing tanks, the turret crew armour may protect from enemy tanks, many rank I and II tanks can be too short to fire over it, but most of rank III tanks (which will be the norm in AB, as the L-62 ANTI II belongs to the rank III lineup by default) will not only be too tall for it to matter, but will have HMG that can penetrate it anyway. Regardless, the turret has a lot of openings which allow any tank to decimate the entire turret crew if they try harder. The turret is also way too short and inconsistent to protect from any decent pilot and might as well not exist in case of an air strike.
Compared to the Lvtdgb m/40, technically the protection is supposed to be better, but in reality it just provokes tanks to fire APHE or HE at it, immediately destroying the tank. There is also no longer a possibility to just face them with the front and to lay suppressive fire, expecting the driver cab to stop incoming attacks - the whole interior is now interconnected. But it may protect from MG in RB/SB due to the SPAA's lower BR there.
Technically, it's difficult to notice the L-62 ANTI II as it's not a truck and looks like a tank from afar, so in RB/SB it can pass as something less dangerous to aircraft and faraway tanks until it starts to fire. In AB, its class will immediately alert everyone of what it actually does and every aircraft will immediately go after it.
|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|
It is effectively slower than the Lvtdgb m/40, but can turn around in place even without neutral steering, which makes it better when fighting inside of a town.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
The gun and the ammunition are the same as the Lvtdgb m/40. The only noticeable differences are the slightly reduced recoil, the fact that the gun is able to fire straight in any direction and the slower traverse speed, requiring the hull to be turned at the same time to catch up to an enemy.
|40 mm lvakan m/36||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Mode||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal||Stabilizer||Stock||Upgraded||Full||Expert||Aced||Stock||Full||Expert||Aced|
- Default: APC · HEFI-T
- slsgr m/36C: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · APC
- slhpgr m/43: SAPHEI · SAPHEI · SAPHEI · HEFI-T
|Belt||Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|18||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__|
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
Pros and cons
- Against aircraft, 40 mm HE is lethal when it hits
- Works as a tank destroyer in RB against rank I-II tanks since it has 60-79 mm penetration
- Stock belt is a very effective all-purpose belt, while SAPHEI belt can destroy tanks and severely damage bombers in one hit
- Almost has no noticeable reload time, allowing it to continuously fire when needed
- Relatively mobile
- Is less prone to alert every aircraft due to not looking like a truck (not relevant in AB)
- Bad reverse speed
- Can be destroyed by any explosive ammunition via overpressure due to it being open-topped
- Very ineffective armour that can even be circumvented by anything head-on
- Turret armour does not protect well against strafing aircraft and might as well not exist after a certain height
- Bad turret traverse speeds (both horizontal & vertical)
- Slow rate of fire (120 rpm) and average shell velocity, hitting fast planes is quite hard
- Low fire density, requires more-than-average aiming skills in a head-on
- -5° gun depression is only usable in flat battlefields
The Landsverk L-62, also known as the Anti II, was a self propelled anti-aircraft gun designed for Finland in 1941 by Landsverk of Sweden. It was based on the Anti I, but with an improved hull and turret. It was based on the chassis of the Landsverk L-60, a light tank design made in the interwar period. The L-62 had an extra road wheel, compared to the L-60. The turret was open topped, and circular. This allowed for better visibility of planes. It was armed with the 40 mm Bofors L/60 anti-aircraft gun. Finland ordered 6 of these vehicles in 1942, and designated them as the ItPsv 41, or Ilmatorjuntapanssarivaunu 41. This translates to anti-aircraft tank 41 in English. In the Summer of 1944, the ItPsv 41 shot down 11 Soviet planes. This protected the tank brigade from air attack. All 6 vehicles were used in Finnish service until 1966.
Development of the L-62 began in 1931, with the Landsverk company choosing to convert their L-10 light tank into an SPAA unit as part of a plan to create a range of vehicles intended for the export market. During development however, Landsverk created the more advanced L-60 tank, leading to the decision of continuing development of the L-62 on that chassis instead of the previously used L-10.
The first prototype of the L-62, named ANTI I, was built by the end of the 1930s in parallel with the L-60 then tested. While the Swedish military didn't express interest in procuring the L-62, the Hungarian military purchased the production licence for both the L-60 and L-62, resulting in the creation of the domestically produced 38M Toldi and 40M Nimród tanks, respectively.
Landsverk continued developing the L-62 into the early 1940s, creating a more advanced version of the L-62 in 1941, called the ANTI II. The improved version featured a new hull and turret, as well as having its German transmission swapped out for a Swedish one.
A total of six L-62 ANTI IIs were built, all of which were purchased by Finland and subsequently used in action throughout the remainder of WWII. Surviving the war, the L-62s were used as training vehicles in the postwar period and right up until their retirement in 1966.
Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:
- reference to the series of the vehicles;
- links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.
- Landsverk L-62 Anti-II. (2019, October 20). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Landsverk_L-62_Anti_II&oldid=922225342
|L-60||Strv m/38 · Strv m/39 · Strv m/40L|
|Pbil m/40||Pbil m/40|
|Strv 74||Strv 74|
|Unimog 404||U-SH 405|
|Lago||Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Ikv 73 · Strv m/42 DT|
|Ikv 72||Ikv 72 · Ikv 103|
|Pvkv m/43||Pvkv m/43 (1946) · Pvkv m/43 (1963)|
|Pvkv II/III||Pvkv II · Pvkv III|
|SPAA||Pvlvv fm/42 · L-62 ANTI II|
|Sweden anti-aircraft vehicles|
|SPAA||Pvlvv fm/42 · Lvtdgb m/40 · Pbv 301 · Lvkv 42|
|Radar SPAA||VEAK 40 · Lvkv 9040C|
|SAM||Lvrbv 701 · ASRAD-R|
|Finland||L-62 ANTI II · ▄ZSU-57-2 · ItO 90M · ItPsV 90|