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Sweden's Strv m/21 light tank

Design

Joseph Vollmer designed the Strv m/21.3

Production

  • Strv m/21:
    • Production: 19213
  • Strv m/29:
    • Production: 19293

Variants

  • Strv m/21: In 1929 the engine was replaced by the Scania-Vabis.3
  • Strv m/21 (command): Used a two way radio.3
  • Strv m/29: Used Scania-Vabis 6 cylinder engine that produced 80 hp.3 Armor was thicker.3

Specifications

  Strv m/21
Crew 41,2,3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 9.7 tons1,2,3
9,850 kg1,3
Length 18' 8.5"2, 18' 9"1,3
5.71 m1,3
Height 8' 3"1,3, 8' 3.25"2
2.51 m1,3
Width 6' 9"1,2,3
2.06 m1,3
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: MG1
1: 6.5 mm MG2,3
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 141,2,3
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Daimler1,2,3
Cylinders 41,2,3
Net HP 552,3, 561
Cooling Water2
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline1
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 9.9 mph3, 10 mph1
16 kph1,3
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 93.2 miles3
150 km3
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
  2. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
  3. World War I and II Tanks, George Forty, 2012
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site