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Sweden's Strv m/42 light tank

Design

In 1944 the Strv m/42 entered service with a longer chassis.3

Specifications

  Strv m/42
Crew 41,2,3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 22.14 tons1
22,353 kg3, 22,500 kg1
22.5 tons2,3
Length 16' 1"1, 20'2
4.9 m1
Height 5' 3"1, 8' 6"2
1.61 m1
Width 7' 4"1, 8'2
2.2 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 75 mm1,2,3
Secondary  
MG 3: MG1
3: 8 mm MG2
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 40 - 802
801
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-Vabis1
Cylinders
Net HP 2391, 320/4102
Cooling Water2
Transmission  
Fuel type  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 27 mph1, 27.9 mph2
45 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 124 miles1
200 km1
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 61
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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