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Sweden's Stridsvagn Strv m/41 light tank

Design

Sweden obtained a license to build the Czechoslovakian TNHP tanks and 238 were built by Scania Vabis. Two models were built, the SI and SII.

Production

  • Stridsvagn Strv m/41: 238
    • Production: 1942 - 1944

Variants

  • Stormartillerivagn m/43: Self propelled version built in 1944, with a crew of 4 and had a 105 mm gun in a ball type mount in the front superstructure. Weighed 12,000 kg, had engine of 140 hp, and a speed of 27 mph.

Usage

Were in the Swedish Army until the 1950s and were rebuilt as armored personnel carriers.

Specifications

  Stridsvagn Strv.m/41
Crew 3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 10,500 kg
10.3 tons, 10.5 tons
Length 15'
4.57 m
Height 7' 9"
2.37 m
Width 7'
2.13 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 37 mm
Secondary  
MG 2: MG
2: 6.5 mm MG
2: 8 mm MG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 25
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front 25
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Scania-Vabis
Cylinders 6
Net HP 145, 145/160
SI: 145
SII: 160
Cooling Water
Transmission  
Fuel (type) Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 27 mph, 27.9 mph, 28 mph
45 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 124.3 miles, 125 miles
200 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing 6' 2"
Vertical Obstacle 2' 7"
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 4
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