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Sweden's Strv m/31 light tank

Design

The AB Landsverk Company at Landskrons was founded in the late 1920s to build Swedish tanks.

In 1933 the Strv m/31 was designed and produced. It had two way radio communication equipment installed.

Construction

The hull and turret were of welded construction.

Specifications

  Strv m/31
Crew 4
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 11.3 tons, 11.31 tons, 11.5 tons
11,500 kg
Length 17', 17' 0.75"
5.18 m
Height 7' 3.5", 7' 4"
2.23 m
Width 7', 7' 0.75"
2.13 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 37 mm
Secondary  
MG 2: MG
MG - coaxial 1: 6.5 mm MG
MG - hull 1: 6.5 mm MG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 9
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) Büssing
Cylinders V-6, 6
Net HP 140, 140@2,500 rpm
Cooling Air
Transmission  
Fuel (type) Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 24.9 mph, 25 mph
40 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 124.3 miles, 125 miles
200 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type) Leaf and coil springs
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