War Thunder Best Swedish Tanks By Tier

Do these tanks have golden hair and blue eyes?

Probably not. And I don’t think that Sweden is the most played nation when it comes to tanks. But they do have some cool tanks to try out and they don’t steal tanks from other nations… *ek khem* China *ek khem*. I’ll quickly discuss some of their best features, what they’re good at and why you should try them - let’s start:

Tier 1

The best tank: Strv_m/38

This tank has pretty decent APDS rounds with high penetration, although no explosive filler - it means that you’ll have to shoot at an enemy a few times before it gets destroyed. On the other hand, the reload time is relatively short - at around 3.1 seconds if your crew is trained. The tank has lackluster armor but an amazing gun depression, which means that you can take cover on hills and still be able to fire from an angle. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_m/38 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwwDlxfndeE 

The second-best tank: Strv-m/40L

Side armor might not be too convincing, although the front of the tank is sturdy as hell and can withstand plenty of pressure. The main cannon can be equipped with APDS rounds that are highly penetrative, although it’s not recommended to fire at enemies from afar. Decent reload speed and mobility is also a nice touch!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_m/40L 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7fkWj5_Jjc 

Tier 2

The best tank: Lago I

Lago works well as an ambusher/flanker, although you need to keep in mind that without cover, this pretty boy won’t last very long. The armor is… crap. But the mobility of this tank and the ability to react quickly due to the turret’s excellent traverse speed makes this a very useful tank for urban combat. The reload speed is satisfactory and allows you to surprise your enemies with constant fire.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Lago_I 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7WcGyeQ9rU 

The second-best tank: Strv-m/41-S-II

A light tank with a max. speed of 48 KM/H in AB and 43 KM/H in RB. Not that great for a light tank but not that bad for a T2 vehicle. With a rather powerful main cannon and APDS shells, this tank can be quite dangerous, especially with the fast reload speed and decent rate of fire. For a light tank, it’s also equipped with plenty of armor but still not enough to withstand too much damage, so don’t be overconfident!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_m/41_S-II 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If7KR-ZNlSM 

Tier 3

The best tank: Strv-m/42-DT

Sweden doesn’t have that many tanks and this one was the only one in this tier - other vehicles are SPAAs and tank destroyers and I don’t consider them to be the same as tanks. But anyways - what are the best pros of this tank? The gun depression allows you to angle your tank while taking shots, it’s a medium tank but the driving speed is above average. Like most Swedish tanks, it’s equipped with high-penetration shells and a decent rate of fire. The tank might look big and give an illusion of being sturdy but don’t be misled - the tank's armor is rather thin and should be played with other teammates or at least from a safe enough distance.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_m/42_DT 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsayN0l7nLg 

Tier 4

The best tank: Stridsvagn 74

This tank is massive and badass but not badass enough to withstand too much damage. The tank has an incredible gun depression of -15 degrees and does a great job at penetrating tanks from long distances with its powerful cannon/shells. Still, despite the amazing gun depression, your cupola is big enough to be hit, so be careful!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_74 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuKESOKGDjQ 

The second-best tank: Stridsvagn 81

The 84mm cannon is supported by a stabilizer that improves accuracy, the gun depression is dope as well and allows angled shots. Maneuvrable but a little slow, you can get out of crappy situations with the great reverse speed. The reload speed is around 7 seconds if you plan to play it in urban settings, although I’d prefer playing this tank in the sniper role!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_81 

See it in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We_jXNuMmc8 

Tier 5

The best tank: Stridsvagn 101

Equipped with smoke grenades is always a nice thing, the night vision comes in handy on night maps, and the stabilizer, as we all know, makes your shots accurate. The main cannon(105mm) is strong, especially if you use APDS and HESH shells. The reload speed, as with all Swedish tanks, is decent.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_101 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COeTP3uCMJo 

The second-best tank: Stridsvagn 103A

The front of the armor is probably the best part of this tank, it has 3 layers of sloped armor that will save you many times. Overall, this tank is quite survivable but is kinda vulnerable from the sides, that’s why it’s advisable to play this tank in the sniper role. Unless your team is trash and you need to capture a point. Also worth adding that such gadgets as the laser rangefinder and night vision greatly improve your chances of scoring shots at your targets!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_103A 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxYJ4aZpPjM 

Tier 6

The best tank: Stridsfordon 9040C

The reload of this tank is 0,2 seconds. The main cannon is pretty much a machine gun and can easily overwhelm the opponents if you attack them from the sides because most of the time, the sides are the least armored places in tanks. The tank looks kinda flat, making it low-profile. Besides, it’s also mobile, it can reach speeds of 78-70 KM/H. This tank is no laughing matter and shouldn’t be ignored in urban environments due to how much of an excellent flanker it is. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strf_9040C 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-zn_81TJwc 

The second-best tank: Strv_121

The turret armor is pretty strong and the best way of playing this tank is from the hull-down position. The 120mm cannon is pretty effective, especially with such shells as the DM23 APFSDS. The optics are pretty good, meant for long-range engagements. The decent engine of this tank guarantees mobility and decent acceleration. Overall, a nice tank!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_121 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJod8DCeWuc 

Tier 7

The best tank: CV-90120

Light tanks are not usually known for their firepower but CV-90120 is an exception. It’s equipped with a powerful 120mm cannon capable of penetrating 600mm of armor. It also has outstanding optics(x24 magnification) which makes this a great choice for a sniper playstyle. The reload is at around 5 seconds, which is crazy for a cannon of this caliber. The only lame thing about this tank is the armor - it’s a glass cannon tank, don’t be too cocky and play with your teammates at all times!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/CV_90120 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSWttIt_GjY 

The second-best tank: Stridsvagn 122A

Well, this feller surely has better armor than the previously mentioned tank in this tier with only 2 weak spots - the lower frontal plate and the turret. The roof is pretty durable and you don’t have to worry too much from enemy airplanes. The tank does well in urban settings, due to the smooth controls and fast turret traverse speed. The reload speed is also good and the only thing that you should worry about are good players exploiting your weak points!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Strv_122A 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VANk9xffgV8 



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