The development of the Stridsvagn S1 was performed by Sven Berge, a Swedish gymnasium-graduate in mechanical engineering. The first draft of the S1 were developed in 1956, and by 1961, the design of the new vehicle was finalised and a wooden prototype was built. Later, the S1 was indeed built testing an all new type of suspension which allowed for vertical aiming of the main cannon. The tank, along with the Stridsvagn S2, became the basis of the Strv 103 tanks at tier 9 and 10.
Top 3 Quirks
- Amazing penetration with its standard rounds
- Insane camouflage value
- Very fast at reversing and removing itself from dangerous situations
Bottom 3 Quirks
- Very thin armour that relies on the auto-bounce mechanism (that is, it will NOT bounce shells that are 91mm in calibre or more, but will often bounce shells often 90mm or less)
- In order to properly use it’s awesome gun, it must be in siege mode which makes it vulnerable to flanking due to poor mobility
- It has the second lowest HP pool of any Tier 8 TD
BrandScore (IN SIEGE MODE)
DPM – The DPM of this tank is 2,294.12 giving it a 6/10
Penetration – The Penetration of this tank is 288mm giving it an 8/10
Gun Handling – The Shown Dispersion Value of this tank is 0.29 giving it a 4/5, while the Hidden Dispersion Value average of this tank is 0.134 giving it a 4/5
Aiming Time – The Aiming Time of this tank is 1.34 seconds giving it a 10/10
Gun Vertical Movement – The Gun Depression of this tank is 11 degrees giving it a 4/5, whilst the Gun Elevation of this tank is also 11 degrees giving it a 2/5
Survivability – This tank has paper thin armour of 30mm all round, meaning most shells it comes across will simply fly straight through its armour. However, it is very odd armour because of its insane sloping angle, meaning it will be over-matched by some guns (91+mm Calibre), and be immune to others (<90mm Calibre). Expect all Tier 8+ tanks to go through this armour, but most tier 6/7 tanks will very much struggle to penetrate the S1’s armour. This tank gets a 5/10 for armour
Mobility – The Power-To-Weight Ratio of this tank is 16.36 hp/t giving it a 3/5, while the Average Traverse Speed of the tank is 21.223 giving it a 2/5
View Range – The View Range of the tank is 350 meters giving it an 8/10
Concealment Whilst Stationary (Camouflage) – The Camouflage value whilst not moving or firing the gun is 24.08 giving it a 10/10
Value – This tank is a really hard tank to play. Remember, this is siege mode stats. This tank when not in siege mode is basically just a fast moving target for other tanks to shoot. When in siege mode, it can be an absolute beast, but this tank definitely is not noob friendly and requires some skill and deep knowledge of the game and its mechanics to take full advantage of its stats. Of course, if you do have understanding of the game then this tank becomes a beast. As such, I’m giving this tank a 6/10.
Thus, the final BrandScore is: 72/100 (BUT REMEMBER, THIS IS SIEGE MODE STATS)
As I said guys, this tank is really hard to play if you don’t have understanding of game mechanics such as where are the best TD map locations, when to relocate, and how to use camouflage effectively. I think that this tank is something only an experienced player should purchase, because new players or those who don’t have a very solid grasp of this tank will struggle with its very steep learning curve and feel they have wasted their money.