Pvkv IV

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This page is about the Swedish tank destroyer Pvkv IV. For other versions, see Pvkv II and Pvkv III.
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Pvkv IV
AB RB SB
3.0 3.0 3.0
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Description

The Pansarvärnskanonvagn IV Värjan was an experimental tank destroyer that was developed during the 1950s along with the Pvkv II and Pvkv III. The Pvkv IV is based on the hull of Strv m/40L with an new turret to be able fit the new 57 mm Pvkan m/43 and keep the L-60 hulls in service longer. However, the Pvkv IV was soon cancelled when the Strv 74 entered service.

Introduced in Update "Sons of Attila", the Pvkv IV "Värjan" is an excellent tank destroyer in the guise of a medium tank, when can be used to its advantages of keeping a distance from its targets. Due to its relatively thin armour and slow turret traverse, it is a bit unsuitable in close combat environments. Speed is not an issue for this vehicle, it can manoeuvre around maps with relative ease, and fast reload and excellent gun elevation and depression makes this vehicle suitable for hiding behind hills and other high positions for cover and the element of surprise.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull35 / 13 / 13
Turret20 / 13 / 13
Crew3 people
Visibility70 %

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 type:

  • Rolled Homogeneous Armour (hull, turret, cupola)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 13 mm (47°) Lower Glacis
13 mm (55-56°) Upper Glacis
35 mm (18-27°) Upper Plate
13 mm (12-16°)
13 mm (33-34°) Lower
9 mm (10-26°) Upper
5 mm
Turret 20 mm Turret front
20 mm Gun mantlet
13 mm 13 mm 5 mm
Cupola 5 mm 5 mm 5 mm 5 mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB51 / 6 km/h
RB and SB46 / 6 km/h
Number of gears4 forward
1 back
Weight9.6 t
Engine power
AB271 hp
RB and SB142 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB28.2 hp/t
RB and SB14.8 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 51 6 9.6 220 271 22.92 28.23
Realistic 46 6 126 142 13.13 14.79

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB990 → 1 274 Sl icon.png
RB1 133 → 1 458 Sl icon.png
SB1 421 → 1 828 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 860 Rp icon.png
32 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training13 000 Sl icon.png
Experts47 000 Sl icon.png
Aces330 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
60 / 90 / 110 % Sl icon.png
136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Cost:
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Suspension
Research:
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Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
105 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
105 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
1 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
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150 Ge icon.png
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Improved Parts
Research:
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Cost:
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Improved FPE
Research:
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Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
105 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
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57mm_sw_kan_APCBC_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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57mm_sw_kan_APDS_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Main armament

57 mm Pvkan m/43 cannon
Ammunition40 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
5.2 → 4.0 s
Vertical guidance-14° / 19°
Main article: Pvkan m/43 (57 mm)
57 mm Pvkan m/43 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 40 -14°/+19° ±180° - 4.3 5.9 7.2 8.0 8.5 5.20 4.60 4.24 4.00
Realistic 2.7 3.2 3.8 4.2 4.5

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
slpprj m/43 AP 101 97 81 65 52 42
sgr m/43 HE 8 8 8 8 8 8
slpgr m/43 APHEBC 88 86 78 69 61 53
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%
slpprj m/43 AP 830 2.7 - - - 47° 60° 65°
sgr m/43 HE 600 2.82 0 0.1 500 79° 80° 81°
slpgr m/43 APHEBC 850 2.51 1.2 9 60 48° 63° 71°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Pvkv IV
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
40 33 (+7) 25 (+15) 17 (+23) (+31) (+39) No

Machine guns

Ammunition3 500 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Main article: ksp 39 C (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm ksp 39 C
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 3,500 (250) 500 - -

Usage in battles

The Pvkv IV is classified as a medium tank, but in reality works more like a tank destroyer with very vulnerable characteristics. Based on the Strv m/40L hull, it has an adequate speed of 50 km/h to move around on the battlefield and get into ambush positions. In ambush positions, the Pvkv IV can utilize its good gun depression which can change the gameplay of the vehicle in combat of certain maps. Open maps with hills and mounds can give extra protection and cover for the vulnerable vehicle due to the elevation and depression. Meanwhile, close combat maps like Sweden and Advance to the Rhine will be to its disadvantage due to the cramped crew space.

The Pvkv IV is an excellent ambush tank, equipped with a powerful 57 mm Pvkan m/43 designed to knock out vehicles from a distance where it can be relatively safe and protected from enemy fire. It has enough firepower to handle most enemy vehicles it will face; once unlocked, the APDS ammunition it will be efficient at sniping due to high penetration shells, where even heavy tanks' armour will be rendered ineffective. The Pvkv IV will thrive when it can utilize its strong points using the cannon at distance and efficiently use the gun elevation to its advantage.

The Pvkv IV has a few disadvantages, like the weak side and rear armour and cramped crew space but also a slow turret traverse. Due to these weak points, it's easy for light tanks like the Sd.Kfz.234/2 and M24 to knock out it out. It's also very vulnerable to autocannon and heavy machine gun fire, so most SPAA and light tanks will be able to flank around get in close and out turn the Pvkv IV's turret. In city or towns the Pvkv IV is at a disadvantage with its slow turret rotation and cramped crew space making it an easy target to knock out for most vehicles.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • APDS rounds
  • Good cannon
  • Decent reload
  • Good mobility

Cons:

  • Slow turret traverse
  • Cramped crew compartment
  • Light protection

History

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See also

Related Development

External links


Sweden medium tanks
Strv m/42  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Ikv 73 · Strv m/42 DT · Pvkv IV
Centurion derivatives  Strv 81 · Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 101 · Strv 104 · Strv 105
Strv 103  Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С
Strv 121/122  Strv 121 · Christian II · Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS · Strv 122B+
Other  Sherman III/IV · T 80 U
Finland 
WWII  ▄T-28 · ▄T-34 · ▄Pz.IV · ▄T-34-85
Post War  ▄Comet I · ▄Charioteer Mk VII · ▄T-54 · ▄T-55M · ▄T-72M1 · ▄Leopard 2A4 · ▄Leopard 2A6
Norway  Leopard 1A5NO2