The Pansarbandvagn 301 is a rank II Swedish SPAA with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".
Survivability and armour
Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.
|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)|
Modifications and economy
|20 mm Akan m/45B||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: · ·
- slsgr m/42:
- slpgr m/42:
|Belt||Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Belt|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
| 5 (+1)
| 4 (+2)
| 3 (+3)
| 2 (+4)
| 1 (+5)
| 0 (+6)
Usage in battles
The Pbv has an extremely high fire rate for it’s BR, but in the anti-tank role it is only effective against light tanks and other SPAA, but the armor of most tanks at BR 2.3 have higher resistances against 20mms, thus it is not recommended to play this tank offensively.
The Pbv is, of course, to be used as an SPAA and only an SPAA. It’s HEFI-T along with pinpoint accuracy and impeccable fire rate prove to be devastating to low-flying planes and bombers. It is recommended—as with all SPAA—to stay within the confines of your spawn and scout the skies for any aircraft. The high fire rate and adequate turret traverse make this vehicle effective against aircraft at medium ranges.
Pros and cons
- Easily the only SPAA in it’s BR with the fastest-firing autocannon. Can and will shred aircraft into bits.
- Adequate mobility, on par with other nation’s SPAA.
- Gunner is located entirely inside the vehicle, granting him a higher chance of survival.
- Paper thin armor as expected from any other SPAA in the rank.
- Two crew members, very low chance of surviving a single hit.
- Only adequate against light tanks and other SPAA, the former of which becomes increasingly uncommon in BR 2.3.
- Larger profile compared to other SPAA.
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|Sweden anti-aircraft vehicles|
|Radar SPAAG||VEAK 40 · Lvkv 9040C|
|Missile SPAA||Lvrbv 701 · ASRAD-R · ItO 90M|
|Other||Pvlvv fm/42 · Pbv 301 · L-62 ANTI II · Lvkv 42|