Today I have another tidbit from the 1968 Attaché to the US, this time about armor protection for light vehicles. The original documents (in Swedish) are available here. Materials and methods for ballistic protection The following details were handed over by Mr. Pagano and Mr. Phelps at ATAC. In recent years a lot … Continue reading Materials and methods for ballistic protection (1968)
In 1968 a Swedish military attaché visited the ATAC in the US. Besides discussing the MBT 70 and its missile as well as new armor types they were also shown several conceptual tank designs, one of which was clearly inspired by the Strv 103. The rest of this article is taken directly from the US … Continue reading The American S-tank
Protection against shaped charge ammunition by Brent Johansson & P.E Ellergård Summary The penetration of shaped charges in steel changes linearly with the materials tensile strength and also linearly with the hardness up to about 400 brinell. In regards to iron the penetration in high quality steel is about 25% less and in very … Continue reading Protection against shaped charges (1955)
The strv m/38, m/39, m/40L & m/40k were Swedish light tanks that served with the Swedish army troughout and beyond ww2. At one point they were some of the most advanced tanks in the world but after the war they would be religated to the role of reconnaissance vehicles. Background In the mid … Continue reading L-60 in Swedish service: Strv m/38 – m/40k
Hi everyone. Today i wanted to share some additional pictures of the ikv 91 prototype that was tested with the 10,5 cm Kan strv 101/102 while im working on some larger articles. Most of these photos have not been published before, anyway hope you enjoy!
Ikv 91 The ikv 91 was a light tank/tank destroyer built specifically to provide Swedish infantry with effective and mobile fire support. Between 1975 and 1978 a total of 212 vehicles were delivered to the Swedish army, these served until the early 2000's when they were retired without a replacement. Development The Ikv 91's development … Continue reading Swedish tanks: Ikv 91 revisited
Welcome! So I decided to write this shorter followup article while im working on some new articles and a video on Swedish ground forces for War thunder. Here i will go trough the technical performance and overall concept of the UDES 03. If you are interested in knowing more details about the origins of the … Continue reading Swedish tanks: UDES 03 Part 2