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* Low profile
* Low profile
* Fast reload
* Fast reload
* Effectively sloped front armour
* Effectively sloped front armor
* Can be controlled by one crew member
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* Slow aiming
* Slow aiming
* Vulnerable to flanking
* Vulnerable to flanking
* Only three crewmembers
* Only three crew members
== History ==
== History ==

Revision as of 02:27, 16 April 2020

Strv 103A
Strv 103A
7.7 7.7 7.7
Research:170 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:440 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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The Stridsvagn 103A is a rank V Swedish medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury". It is a first unique tank in the Swedish tree, which is a MBT, not a tank destroyer. It is also known as S-Tank or Door Stop.

General info

Survivability and armour

With a superbly sloped front hull armour, incoming kinetic rounds are prone to harmlessly bounce off, though chemical rounds will typically do some damage. Side, rear and top armour of the vehicle are weak, most aircraft can penetrate the roof, especially if they have 20 mm rounds or larger. With a total of three crewmembers, survivability after taking hits tend to be slim. However, the Strv 103 series are the only tanks that can operate with only one crew member! A major drawback is without transmission/engine you can no longer manoeuvre the hull to aim left or right.


Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 56 49 36.9 732 1030 19.84 27.91
Realistic 50 44 478 540 12.95 14.63


Main armament

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Machine guns

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Low profile
  • Fast reload
  • Effectively sloped front armor
  • Can be controlled by one crew member


  • Hull aiming (must turn the entire tank to aim left or right)
  • Slow aiming
  • Vulnerable to flanking
  • Only three crew members


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See also

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External links

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Sweden medium tanks
  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Strv m/42 DT · Ikv 73 · Strv 81 · Strv 81 (RB 52)
  Strv 101 · Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С · Strv 104 · Strv 121 · Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS