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The Vagn Eldledning AutomatKanon 40 is a rank V Swedish SPAA with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

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 type:

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)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 66 21 29 767 1030 26.45 35.52
Realistic 61 19 478 540 16.48 18.62


Main armament

Main article: lvakan m/48 (40 mm)
40 mm lvakan m/48 (x2) Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 420 (10) 300 -5°/+85° ±180° Two-plane 74.9 __._ __._ __._ __._ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 50.6 __._ __._ __._ __._


  • Default: SAPHEI · HEFI-T
  • slsgr m/484: HE-VT* · HE-VT* · HE-VT*
  • slpprj m/42B: AP · AP · AP · HEFI-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 66 62 48 34 25 18
slsgr m/484 4 4 4 4 4 4
slpprj m/42B 95 90 72 55 42 32

Ammo racks

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Machine guns

Main article: ksp 58 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm ksp 58
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,000 (250) 600 -__°/+__° ±__°

Usage in battles

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Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive slsgr m/484
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire slpprj m/42B
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support

Pros and cons


  • Twin 40 mm lvakan m/48 cannon are very effective against air units
  • Has access to proximity fuse HE shells
  • Separate ammo belts (fully made of HE or AP)
  • Has a pintle-mounted machine gun unlike other SPAA


  • Very easy to destroy since all the ammo and the crew are located in the turret
  • The turret's armour is very thin (only 5 mm covering roof and sides)
  • Can be taken out by even rifle-calibre aircraft armaments


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See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
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Sweden anti-aircraft vehicles
  Lvrbv 701 · Lvkv 42 · Lvkv 9040C · Lvtdgb m/40
  L-62 ANTI II · Pvlvv fm/42 · VEAK 40 · ASRAD-R