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REVIEW
WWP Strv103B/C Reference
wbill76
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 10:35 AM UTC
Gary Kato (GaryKato) provides a review of Wings and Wheels Publications' "In Detail Special #4: Strv103 B/C" covering the well-known Swedish "S" tank.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
The_Swede
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 09:50 PM UTC

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One interesting comment deals with the fact that the commander's cupola cannot rotate and I would think that it would make the machine gun fixed to the cupola much less useful, but I learned something in the process about this area.



The cupola on the strv 103 can rotate but not a full 360.
The commander has a small joystick placed in front of him for operating the electrically powered cupola and the cupola can rotate 270 degrees in each direction.
The cupola can also be rotated by hand.

/Thord
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 10:02 PM UTC

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The cupola on the strv 103 can rotate but not a full 360.
The commander has a small joystick placed in front of him for operating the electrically powered cupola and the cupola can rotate 270 degrees in each direction.
The cupola can also be rotated by hand.

/Thord



Thanks, Thord. A rotating cupola makes much more sense.
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2007 - 02:04 AM UTC
Rats. I forgot to mention the very interesting pictures of the tracks. You can see the highly polished areas on the inside surface of the tracks where the road wheels touch as well as polished areas where the tread teeth rub against the drive sprocket. You also see some polished areas where the end connector touch the drive sprocket, although the contact area for those seem small. Definitely things you don't see from pictures of tracked vehicles that have been standing in a static display.
Figure_11
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 06:38 AM UTC
I saw this priced for $60+ Cdn at a hobby shop in Toronto... As far as I know, it's still on the shelf. It looked like a great reference though.