Supertest: Strv K Initial Stats

Today’s the day for a new challenger to enter the Supertest fray: the Strv K, a Swedish Tier IX heavy.

With a British Centurion turret attached to a Swedish Kranvagn hull, it’s very much a hybrid vehicle. The Strv K is outfitted with a modified 105-mm L7 gun, capable of dealing an average of 390 damage points with a single shot. The standard APCR round can go through 249 mm of enemy armor, and the special APCR round can penetrate 298 mm. The gun’s accuracy (0.35) and its aiming time (1.8 seconds) is rather noteworthy too. The Strv K takes 10.6 seconds to reload and has a decent view range of 400 m.

What isn’t decent for a heavy, it’s the new hero’s hull protection: the Strv K has only 90 mm of armor at the front so be careful what you expose to an enemy. The turret is way sturdier, with up to 254 mm of armor; together with a gun depression of –10 degrees, this hints at a certain playstyle. The HP pool of the Strv K is neither great nor terrible (1,850 points) but its specific power (14.9 hp per tonne) and top speed (40 km/h) are both close to the ‘great’ part of the spectrum.

The dynamics of the Strv K allow it to occupy great firing positions early (ideally those covering its softer areas). The turret armor and the gun depression make it possible for the Swede to excel at terrain-based play—with stable damage output thanks to its reliable gun.

Source: WoT Forums

12 thoughts on “Supertest: Strv K Initial Stats

  1. Dezgames latest vid’s pinned comment has STAYSAFE2020 as 14 days of premium. Tried it and the code works, though I’ve not logged in to check if it was 14 days!

  2. Since when are 40 km/h considered “good” for a medium apart german medium crap?

  3. …am I nuts or are these stats not actually that good for a tier IX heavy? Turret and gun from a same tier medium, kinda bad reload speed, pretty bad hull armor, Turret armor is… okay? I guess? Mobility is… meh? Is there something I’m missing here?

    1. It’s a slower Centurion 7/1 with worse pen, better gun handling, and a differently shaped hull, classed as a heavy. Armor is fine since this is a hulldown support heavium.

      A tank does not need to be a busted POS to be enjoyable.

  4. Yes it’s historical but only in that it was planned. Of the two Kranvagn hulls built, one was planned to have a Centurian Mk.X turret fitted to it after the Krv project stopped.

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