Sav m/43 ground vehicles will be the most common Swedish SPG’s in starting-rank battles. Let’s talk about them in more detail.
Stormartillerivagn m/43 (1946), SPG, Sweden, rank II
- Good dynamics
- The best HEAT rounds at its rank
- High profile
History: In 1942, Sweden began developing a new SPG built on a modified chassis from the Czech LT vz.38, better known as the Pz.38(t) in the German army. This new SPG was supposed to be equipped with the 75mm L/31 cannon that was already in production. By autumn of 1942, a wooden model of the planned vehicle had been created and, after a number of improvements, the project advanced to manufacturing prototypes. Exactly one year later, in October of 1943, testing began. The SPG passed with flying colours and hit assembly lines under the designation Sav m/43 (short for “Stormartillerivagn”, Swedish for “assault artillery carriage”). A little later, a version with a 105mm gun came out, and, by the end of 1946, all m/43 SPGs had been re-equipped with this new cannon. The Swedish army had used this SPG until the early 70’s. From the moment it entered military service until the end of the Second World War in Europe, the Sav m/43 vehicles were grouped by the Norwegian border and then assigned to infantry units as fire-support vehicles when the army was reorganised.
When Swedish armoured vehicle tech tree testing begins in the War Thunder 1.97 update, two versions of the Sav m/43 will be available within the game: a modification of the 1944 version with 75mm armament, and the 1946 version with the 105mm cannon. The first remarkable thing about this SPG is its angular, high crew compartment. In fact, the Sav m/43’s dimensions are its only drawback. This assault gun is fairly compact, and its light weight makes it very dynamic. Its armour is certainly sufficient for the platform of a light tank with up to 50mm at the front of the compartment.