In today’s blog, we’re excited to be talking about the Strv 122B+, which is a prototype of Sweden’s main battle tank that features further advanced armor while retaining all of the advantages of its predecessor. Meet this new tough nut to crack being added to the game in the upcoming “Air Superiority” major update!
Strv 122B+: An MBT for Sweden at Rank VIII
- Improved armor protection.
- Good mobility.
- Fantastic APFSDS rounds.
After the results of an analysis of the main threats to armored vehicles in modern combat was completed, specialists from Swedish company Åkers Krutbruk Protection AB, part of the IBD defense, proposed a modified version of the Strv 122B armor kit. During work, engineers were limited both by the maximum permissible dimensions and the maximum weight of a tank of no more than 65 tons for use on civilian infrastructure. The technology demonstrator was designated the Stridsvagn 122B Evolution, or Strv 122B+ for short. The IBG group of companies is developing reservation kits based on the Strv 122B+ concept for other armored vehicles, including the modernization of Leopard 2A4 tanks.
Meet the Strv 122B+!
Sweden’s ground forces tree will receive this brilliant top-tier tank, which will arrive at Rank VIII with the release of the upcoming major update, “Air Superiority”. The visual appearance of the Strv 122B+ remains virtually unchanged compared to its direct predecessor, the Strv 122B. The Strv 122B+ receives enhanced armor on the sides of the hull to protect against chemical munitions, this extra protection will be especially useful against ATGMs.
Onto the gun and range of available ammunition which remain the same. The licensed version of the Rheinmetall L/44 gun means you’ll be able to fire three types of formidable APFSDS ammunition: the DM23, DM33 and the top slpprj m/95 round! Coupled with a good reload time and excellent turret rotation speed, the Strv 122B+’s capabilities in any situation in battle are simply second to none. In addition to a fantastic weapon is a laser rangefinder and thermal imaging for the gunner and commander which come in very handy at longer engagements.
However, even a strong tank still has some shortcomings, which are inherited from the Strv 122B. This is the vulnerable spot around the turret ring, where penetration of this area generally leads to a detonation of the ammunition, as well as the inability to accurately aim the gun when it’s perched over the engine compartment. In terms of mobility, the Strv 122B+ is slightly inferior to other top tier tanks, however this isn’t much of a problem. This tank can easily maneuver around, copes well with off-road terrain and has great reverse speed, which means the overall mobility dynamics of the Strv 122B+ is considered good!
In your matches by Dmitry, Game Designer: “The Swedish research tree is my favorite in the game because of its wide variety and really interesting and unique vehicles. As with previous Strv 122’s, you’ll be able to count on the 122B+’s strong turret and UFP, and with the addition of more armor it’ll be even stronger. I recommend taking fights as much as you can where you’ll be able to take hits, but also make sure to use the slpprj m/95 APFSDS round that is great for dealing with T-80 tanks especially.”
You’ll be able to enjoy the Strv 122B+ as well as dozens of other new vehicles and other improvements in the upcoming “Air Superiority” major update, which we’re currently working on right now. Until then, keep an eye on our news and see you soon!
Kick-start your Swedish ground research with this starter pack:
- Tank Strv m/41-S/I (Rank II, Sweden)
- Fighter Fokker D.XXI (Rank II, Sweden)
- Premium Account for 7 days
- 120000 Silver Lions
You can greatly speed up the research of the Strv 122B+ with this pack:
- CV 90105 XC-8 (Rank VII, Sweden)
- Premium account for 15 days
- 2000 Golden Eagles