Swedish Strv-81


A new Swedish Premium is in testing, and apparently slated to be up for sale in all regions during Gamescom, with support from the Swedish band Sabaton. Here are the current stats:


  • Tier: 8
  • Weight: 50.803
  • HP: 1450
  • Engine Power: 900hp
  • Power to Weight: 17.72
  • Max Speed: +50/-20 kph
  • Terrain Resistances: .959/1.055/1.822
  • Hull Traverse: 36 deg/sec
  • Turret Traverse: 37.5 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 76.2/50.8/??mm
  • Turret Armor: 254/88.9/??mm
  • View Range: 400m
  • Signal Range: 740.4m


  • Gun: 8.4cm Kan Strv 81
  • Penetration: 226/258/42mm
  • Damage: 230/230/280
  • Reload: 7.192 sec
  • Rate of Fire: 8.343
  • DPM: 1918.9
  • Aim Time: 2.21 sec
  • Depression/Elevation: -10/+18 deg.


26 comments on “Swedish Strv-81

  1. Never mind says:

    A remarkably useless tank given that there are only 4 MTs. T4-7 and teh line ends with 3 HTs. and Premium HT would have been a much more logical choice. (oh haha I said “logical” with reference to anything WG does. haha)

  2. GamingW/War says:

    Another cent for me to pick up? Yes plz! Plus is a premium! My 74 crew will finally be in a tank at a tier I play! Yay! Now in can sell the 42/74 in peace now. If it had a four man crew I would still be using it today. Now it’s irrelevant.

  3. Wuestenfoxx says:

    With that stats it could be a very mobile heavy.

  4. Rani says:

    My little bro will finally get his dream centurion… he will love this gift 🙂

  5. Eizergue says:

    Better mobility, DPM, than Caernarvon, mostly the same gun handling without being a fat slow ass, with just 150hp less than a caernarvon HEAVY TANK…. please make this bullshit stop…

    • wolvenworks says:

      wrong tank to compare. this is technically the Centurion the Swedes use to use before they switched to the current Leopard 2s. best tank to compare with should be the Centurion Mk 1 in game

      • Eizergue says:

        Yes, I just wanted to highlight the extreme weakness of this tank

      • Svenmpa says:

        The Swedes didn’t switch from the Cent to the Leopard 2. They had a few decades with the Strv 103 as their MBT in between the Cent and the Leo 2.

    • Nocomment says:

      I’m assuming the improved CAX turret carries over to the Caern’. If so it is still better armoured, and no the gun handling isn’t nearly the same. The ‘B’ barrel on the Caern is leagues ahead.

  6. Creepy-Kid says:

    I just looked it up. Its basically a centurion I. Its pretty much exactly the centurion I, only with other paintjob. Wtf WG? You are so god damn fucking lazy. The only difference is a bit turret armour. This really annoys me

    • bbmoose says:

      The regular Centurion will also get that turretarmor (see Britisch med-buffs), so it will be 100% the same, except for the paintjob.

      It’s a bit lazy, but at least it isn’t a OP premium tank. If you like the Cent (which I do), you can now drive a premium version. Nothing wrong with that.

    • Unnamed newbie says:

      The strv-81 was in service in Sweden, you know…

  7. Chris Smith says:

    Looks like an upgraded FV201(A45)…

  8. wolvenworks says:

    comparing the stats, it is by all means an improvement over the standard Centurion Mk 1 in game (the closest rational thing to compare), which in a way makes sense because it’s based of later models of Centurion, but with theoritically overarmored turret (turret armor values way too high). it is likely that that 200mm+ turret armor is a marketing ploy (which admit it we’re all sucker for it)

    it has a more powerful engine than the Mk1 (700-ish compared to the 81’s 900hp), and the gun is essentially the same as the standard 20-pdr in the Mk1, but with faster reload and better gun handling (in theory, since dispersion values are missing, but aim time is 0.09 secs faster. see note below)

    ref–> http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/07/23/swedish-tanks-part-xiv-strv-81/ and the wot wiki for the Mk1 (info may be dated. NA wiki crew is a zombie at best. teh wiki still says latest version is 9.16, to give any indication of how long ago they updated it. IMHO they should hand over the Wiki management to the SEA region, since we’re by all means and purposes more alive than the NA PC team)

  9. Why not says:

    Maybe theyll make a premium centurion in isreal colours too

    • Anonymous says:

      They could make that one better than the swedish one too, like the swedish one is better than the british!

      • Purple monkey dishwasher says:

        Maybe the could make an ozzy centurion, with shrimp barbeque for crew bonus, or 4x beer? Lol

  10. Anonymous says:

    stats are good but i don’t see the point having this unless WG extends the medium line up to tier X

  11. Van Mergeren says:

    It’s a fact that T8 is screwed in this MM. So you must only purchase t10-battle easy playing t8 premium tank -Skorpion G-.

    Rest are, actually, crap.

  12. Samuel Bettink says:


  13. Jabster says:

    Power corrupts,
    absolute power, corrupts absolutely.
    So hows the absolute power going wg?

  14. loserdestiny says:

    The game so badly needs more clones!


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