L-60

The L-60 is a Swedish tier 2 premium light tank.

Designed by Landsverk AB in 1934 as a further development for the L-10 tank. The vehicle configuration featured a number of revolutionary solutions. Four vehicles were sold to Austria, Hungary, and Ireland. After several upgrades, the vehicle entered service in Sweden under the Stridsvagn m/38 designation.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

Relatively high health for its tier
Good power to weight ratio
Picks apart weakly armored TDs of the same tier

Cons:

Weak armor
Poor gun performance
Somewhat low rate-of-fire for a autocannon

Performance

The L-60 tank was given to players for completing the first tier of the Christmas Event 2016.

The L-60 has an autocannon, but it is worse than the stock guns on the Strv m/38 and the Pvlvv fm/42. This gun has a potential to easily take out lightly armored tanks, and can easily share the damage due to each container holding 2 shells each. With great skill, luck with accuracy and picking your fights, it can easily come out on top in a Light vs Light battle, sometimes winning even 3 against 1 if the you have the skills to do so.

It is extremely vulnerable to ramming, so drive with caution to avoid getting killed when you could have avoided that blow and picked apart that foe.

Historical Info

The story of the L-60 begins in 1934, when Landsverk was contacted by the Irish Ministry of Defence, that took notice of their advanced tank designs. Soon, it was decided, that Landsverk would produce two prototypes of their most advanced tank yet.

This new tank design was called L-60. It was further development of their previous L-10 design, but was smaller and it incorporated what experience Landsverk gained during the Swedish tests of the Strv m/31. It was armed with a 20mm autocannon and a 8mm machinegun in fully traverseable turret. The tank’s hull and turret was fully welded and equipped with state-of-the-art optics – in fact, it was one of the most modern designs in the world at that time, using in full the important lessons, learned from the Swedish trials L-10 trials.

First, the rear mounted transmission was moved to the front to resolve the problem with track tension, caused by the rear-mounted transmission on the L-10. Second, the unreliable spring suspension was replaced with a newly developed torsion bar suspension, this is one of the first times (if not the first) it has ever been fitted to a tank.