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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Swedish tank destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.97 "Viking Fury"]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Swedish tank destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.97 "Viking Fury"]] and is a prototype vehicle from the late 1950s. The key feature of this vehicle is the double high-penetration, fast-firing rocket launchers mounted on top of it, making it a force to be reckoned with for any tank it faces.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== 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.''
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With only 2 crew members and only 10mm of armor at most, the U-SH-405 will die very easily, be it to aircraft, machine-guns, artillery... as such, it is best to avoid frontal engagements unless necessary.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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With 80km/h|49.7mph forward and 157 horsepower for 5.7 tons, the U-SH 405 has good mobility in arcade. However, in realistic, the top forward speed is 73km/h|45.3mph for 90 horsepower, making it good on-road but just decent off-road and awful at climbing hills. The reverse speed is 9km/h|5.5mph, which works most of the time but can still be too slow in some situations (especially off-road).
  
 
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
=== Main armament ===
 
''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: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Advise about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
 
  
=== Additional armament ===
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The U-SH-405 has for sole armament two 81mm rocket launchers, but it still has very impressive firepower - especially considering that it is a light car.
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Each launcher comes with 9 high-penetration rockets that have similar ballistic properties as regular HEAT shells. The rockets can be fired all at once in less than 10 seconds, making it able to kill several tanks of any type in just a few seconds, provided they are aimed properly.
  
=== Machine guns ===
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The rockets are most efficient at close to medium range, over 600 meters, they start to become quite inaccurate. On top of the only 18 rockets, it is also fairly long to replenish them; as such, one should use them with caution.
''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.''
 
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== 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).''
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Thanks to the very high penetration of its HEAT rockets, the U-SH-405 can kill any tank it faces from pretty much any angle; this, combined with its near-instant reload and high on-road speed gives it great flexibility. However, the vehicle can be killed by anyone and anything, the main threats to the U-SH-405 are American tanks (and any other tank that has high-caliber machine-guns) and aircraft. Some tanks in particular, like the American T34, T30 and T32, should be avoided because of their multiple .50 cals and high-survivability against the rockets.
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The low post-penetration damages require one to aim at a tank's critical spots (such as the ammo storage or the gunner) if they want to disable/kill the target with only 1 or 2 rockets. Fortunately, the near-instant reload allow for several follow-up shots if the first rocket did not do as well as hoped.
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The good mobility and low-profile makes the U-SH-405 very good at flanking and relocating in general, and the high firepower makes it devastating on unaware targets.
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The U-SH-405 works best at supporting allied vehicles as they can draw attention away from itself, but the limited amount of ammunition forces it to stay relatively near strategic points to be able to replenish later-on.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".''
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The U-SH-405 simply cannot afford to take any damage, it will die instantly from pretty much anything. However, the ability to fire its high-penetration rockets with no reload time at all makes it very good at taking out any target, and even several targets at once if the occasion arises.
  
 
'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Fast-firing rockets (Basically no reload at all between each rocket) with very high penetration
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* Low-profile
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* Good speed on roads
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* The rockets are fast and have similar ballistic properties than regular HEAT/HE shells, making them very easy to aim
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* The HEAT rockets explode when they're already out of the tank, making the post-penetration damage very similar to APDS despite having 1kg of explosive mass
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* Extremely weak armor and only 2 crew members (will instantly die from .50 cals and can die from 7.62mms)
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* Only 18 rockets, and you may need several rockets to kill just one tank due to their late detonation
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* You can only replenish rockets once you've used all 9 of them, and replenishing takes a fairly long time
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* Awful power-to-weight ratio in realistic (15.7hp/t) making it quite slow off-road (30-35km/h) and unable to climb hills
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* The rockets are ineffective at long range as they heavily deviate over time (even a mere 800 meters may prove difficult)
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== In-game description ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''
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According to the [[wt:en/news/6631-development-swedish-ground-vehicles-u-sh-405-en|devblog]], the U-SH-405 was a prototype vehicle developed in the late 1950s by the Swedish Landsverk company. However, the U-SH-405 is using the 81mm Oerlikon rocket launcher with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNORA_and_SURA-D_rockets|SNORA rockets]], which were developed over the 70s. It is unclear whether the U-SH-405 was ever built.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHooKt3mEcU - PhlyDaily gameplay
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 16:27, 5 April 2020

Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
Landsverk U-SH 405
sw_landsverk_ush_405.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.7/6.7/6.7BR
2 peopleCrew
84 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
10 / 8 / 8Hull
10 / 8 / 8Turret
Mobility
5.7 tWeight
172 hp90 hpEngine power
30 hp/t16 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
79 km/h forward
9 km/h back
73 km/h forward
9 km/h back
Speed
Armament
81 mm Oerlikon Typ 3Z 8Dla launcherSecondary weapon
9 roundsAmmunition
2.0 / 2.6 sReload
9 roundsBelt capacity
150 shots/minFire rate
81 mm Oerlikon Typ 3Z 8Dla launcherMain weapon
9 roundsAmmunition
2.0 / 2.6 sReload
9 roundsBelt capacity
150 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
Economy
78 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
230 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 700 / 3 434/2 400 / 3 052/1 700 / 2 162Repair
65 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
230 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
990 Ge icon.pngAces
184 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage U-SH 405.jpg


The Landsverk U-SH 405 is a rank IV Swedish tank destroyer with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury" and is a prototype vehicle from the late 1950s. The key feature of this vehicle is the double high-penetration, fast-firing rocket launchers mounted on top of it, making it a force to be reckoned with for any tank it faces.

General info

Survivability and armour

With only 2 crew members and only 10mm of armor at most, the U-SH-405 will die very easily, be it to aircraft, machine-guns, artillery... as such, it is best to avoid frontal engagements unless necessary.

Mobility

With 80km/h|49.7mph forward and 157 horsepower for 5.7 tons, the U-SH 405 has good mobility in arcade. However, in realistic, the top forward speed is 73km/h|45.3mph for 90 horsepower, making it good on-road but just decent off-road and awful at climbing hills. The reverse speed is 9km/h|5.5mph, which works most of the time but can still be too slow in some situations (especially off-road).

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 79 9 5.7 128 172 22.46 30.18
Realistic 73 9 80 90 14.04 15.79

Armaments

The U-SH-405 has for sole armament two 81mm rocket launchers, but it still has very impressive firepower - especially considering that it is a light car. Each launcher comes with 9 high-penetration rockets that have similar ballistic properties as regular HEAT shells. The rockets can be fired all at once in less than 10 seconds, making it able to kill several tanks of any type in just a few seconds, provided they are aimed properly.

The rockets are most efficient at close to medium range, over 600 meters, they start to become quite inaccurate. On top of the only 18 rockets, it is also fairly long to replenish them; as such, one should use them with caution.

Usage in battles

Thanks to the very high penetration of its HEAT rockets, the U-SH-405 can kill any tank it faces from pretty much any angle; this, combined with its near-instant reload and high on-road speed gives it great flexibility. However, the vehicle can be killed by anyone and anything, the main threats to the U-SH-405 are American tanks (and any other tank that has high-caliber machine-guns) and aircraft. Some tanks in particular, like the American T34, T30 and T32, should be avoided because of their multiple .50 cals and high-survivability against the rockets.

The low post-penetration damages require one to aim at a tank's critical spots (such as the ammo storage or the gunner) if they want to disable/kill the target with only 1 or 2 rockets. Fortunately, the near-instant reload allow for several follow-up shots if the first rocket did not do as well as hoped.

The good mobility and low-profile makes the U-SH-405 very good at flanking and relocating in general, and the high firepower makes it devastating on unaware targets.

The U-SH-405 works best at supporting allied vehicles as they can draw attention away from itself, but the limited amount of ammunition forces it to stay relatively near strategic points to be able to replenish later-on.

Pros and cons

The U-SH-405 simply cannot afford to take any damage, it will die instantly from pretty much anything. However, the ability to fire its high-penetration rockets with no reload time at all makes it very good at taking out any target, and even several targets at once if the occasion arises.

Pros:

  • Fast-firing rockets (Basically no reload at all between each rocket) with very high penetration
  • Low-profile
  • Good speed on roads
  • The rockets are fast and have similar ballistic properties than regular HEAT/HE shells, making them very easy to aim

Cons:

  • The HEAT rockets explode when they're already out of the tank, making the post-penetration damage very similar to APDS despite having 1kg of explosive mass
  • Extremely weak armor and only 2 crew members (will instantly die from .50 cals and can die from 7.62mms)
  • Only 18 rockets, and you may need several rockets to kill just one tank due to their late detonation
  • You can only replenish rockets once you've used all 9 of them, and replenishing takes a fairly long time
  • Awful power-to-weight ratio in realistic (15.7hp/t) making it quite slow off-road (30-35km/h) and unable to climb hills
  • The rockets are ineffective at long range as they heavily deviate over time (even a mere 800 meters may prove difficult)

History

According to the devblog, the U-SH-405 was a prototype vehicle developed in the late 1950s by the Swedish Landsverk company. However, the U-SH-405 is using the 81mm Oerlikon rocket launcher with [rockets], which were developed over the 70s. It is unclear whether the U-SH-405 was ever built.

Media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHooKt3mEcU - PhlyDaily gameplay

See also

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.

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) · U-SH 405 · UDES 33