Swedish tanks: Strv m/38 – m/40k

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Author: SP15

The strv m/38, m/39, m/40L & m/40k were Swedish light tanks that served with the Swedish army troughout and beyond ww2. At one point they were some of the most advanced tanks in the world but after the war they would be religated to the role of reconnaissance vehicles.

 

Background

In the mid 1930s as tensions were starting to rise in mainland Europe the Swedish army began looking at the acquisition of new tanks for its first tank battalion. The Swedish army had since 1922 operated an experimental tank battalion at Göta livgarde which had allowed them to gain experience with operating tanks. The tanks used by the Göta livgarde tank battalion were however severely outdated and due to a lack of spare parts half of the vehicles ended up being cannibalized.

Several attempts were made to find a replacement in the late 20’s – early 30’s but despite testing numerous potential designs and even funding the development of a domestic tank design (the strv m/31) mediocre trial results and a lack of funds forced the army to delay the purchase. I wont go into detail about those attempts here but If you want to know more about them I have an article on the Strv m/31’s development. Continue reading

WoT Reddit Q&A 11/16

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Good day everyone,

New Reddit WG Q&A with Artem Safronov, Andrey Beletsky, Maxim Chuvalov (Executive Publishing Producer, creative director, Publishing Director respectively). Questions and answers are taken straight from the original Reddit thread, wonky formatting included:

Is there any truth to the rumors of buffing the German tree? 

Will the German lines be getting some love any time soon? I really like the German tanks but the tier 10’s aren’t desirable at all for CW, except for the Maus in niche strategies.
– Andrei Beletsky: We are planning to look into overall balance of all trees across all the nations in 2019, so, to some extend, there is. Continue reading

1.3 Common Test

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Good day everyone,

So testing for Update 1.3 is soon upon us, and with it some new content and adjustments, lets see what is known so far:

  • New Customization Options
  • Personal Mission 2.0 Changes
  • Dynamic display for Personal Mission progress in battle
  • Changes for some Personal Mission 1.0 reward tanks (not specified)
  • Changes to Pilsin, Himmilsdorf, Mannerheim Line, and Fisherman’s Bay
  • A new map for Grand Battles mode

In addition, soon testing will begin for Tier 8 Grand Battles

We’ll be sure to post more info as it comes. The update for those with the test server client should be out now.