Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:49 pm
The Strv M/21 light tank was a Swedish tank that was designed by Joseph Vollmer, a German engineer who moved to Sweden after World War I. Vollmer had previously designed the German LK I and LK II tanks, and the Strv M/21 resembled them very closely.
Strv is an abbreviation of the Swedish word Stridsvagn, which means “tank”.
A crew of four manned the Strv M/21. It had a 4-cylinder, 55 horsepower Daimler engine.
The M/21’s only weapon was a 0.256 inch (6.5mm) machine gun.
The command version of the M/21 had a two-way radio, unlike the command versions of the LK I and LK II, which only had radio receivers.
In 1929, the Strv M/29 was built. It had heavier armor and a more powerful engine – a 6-cylinder, 80 horsepower Scania-Vabis engine – than the M/21. However, the armament was not upgraded.
Strv M/21 Light
|Weight:||9.7 tons (9,850kg)|
|Length:||18ft 9in (5.71m)|
|Height:||8ft 3in (2.51m)|
|Width:||6ft 9in (3.2m)|
|Weapons:||Main – 0.256in (6.5mm) machinegun|
|Armor||Maximum – 0.55in (14mm)|
|Engine:||Daimler 4-cylinder gasoline, 55hp|
|Range:||93.2 miles (150 km)|