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Sweden's Stridsvagn Strv.m/40 light tank

Design

First tank to be built in large numbers by Sweden.3 The first production model was the Strv m/40L and was followed by the Strv m/40K which had more armor.

Specifications

  Strv m/40
Crew 31
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 20,944 lb
9.35 tons1
9,500 kg1
m/40K: 10,900 kg
Length 16' 1"1
4.9 m1
Height 6' 11"1
2.1 m1
Width 6' 11"1
2.1 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 37 mm1,3
Secondary  
MG 2: MG1
MG - coaxial 2: 8 mm MG3
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 241
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front 24
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Scania-Vabis1,3
Cylinders 61,3
Net HP 1421,3
Cooling Water
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline1
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 27.9 mph2, 30 mph1
48 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 125 miles1
200 km1
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing 5' 6"
Vertical Obstacle 2'
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 4
Return rollers each side 2
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  
  Strv m/40L
Crew 32
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 9.5 tons2
Length 16' 1"2
Height 6' 10"2
Width 6' 11"2
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm2
Secondary  
MG 2: 8 mm MG2
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 242
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) Scania-Vabis2, water cooled2
Cylinders 62
Net HP 1422
Transmission  
Fuel type  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
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  
  Strv m/40K
Crew 32
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 10.9 tons2
Length  
Height  
Width  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm2
Secondary  
MG 2: 8 mm MG2
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
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) Scania-Vabis2, water cooled2
Cylinders 62
Net HP 1602
Transmission  
Fuel type  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
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
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