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Sweden's Strv m/42 light tank

Design

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

Specifications

  Strv m/42
Crew 4
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 22.14 tons
22,353 kg, 22,500 kg
22.5 tons
Length 16' 1", 20'
4.9 m
Height 5' 3", 8' 6"
1.61 m
Width 7' 4", 8'
2.2 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 75 mm
Secondary  
MG 3: MG
3: 8 mm MG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 40 - 80
80
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-Vabis
Cylinders  
Net HP 239, 320/410
Cooling Water
Transmission  
Fuel type  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 27 mph, 27.9 mph
45 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 124 miles
200 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 6
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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