Equipment of the Swedish Army


Equipment of the Swedish Army

This is a list of weapons used by the Swedish Army.

Contents

Armour

Swedish Strv 121 tank (Leopard 2A4)
Swedish CV9040 IFV
  • Strv 122A/B main battle tank (Leopard 2(S))
  • Strv 121A/B main battle tank (Leopard 2)
  • Strf 90 infantry fighting vehicle (CV 90) in versions:
    • Strf 9040
    • Strf 9040B
    • Strf 9040C
    • Bgbv 90
    • Stripbv 90
    • Epbv 90
    • Lvkv 90
    • Grkpbv90120
  • Bv 206 armored personnel carrier (Bv 206) in versions:
    • Bv 206A
    • Bv 206F
    • PvBv2062
    • PvBv2063
    • Bv 206S
    • BvS 10
  • Pbv 302 armoured personnel carrier (Pbv 302) in versions:
    • Pbv 302A
    • Pbv 302C
    • Stripbv 3021
    • Epbv 3022
    • Bplpbv 3023
    • Rlpbv 3024
    • Pbv 3026
  • Pbv 401 armoured personnel carrier (MT-LB) in versions:
    • Pbv 401 - basic armored personnel carrier. Bulgarian-made, bought from GDR in the early 90s. [1]
    • Stripbv 4011
    • Bgbv 4012 (MTP-LB)
    • Rlpbv 4014/T (radiolänkbandvagn) - signals vehicle.
    • Stripbv 4015 (stridsledningbandvagn) - company level command post.
    • Lvrbpbv 4016 (luftvärnsrobotbandvagn) - unconfirmed designator for vehicles, equipped with RBS 70.
    • Pvrbbv 452 (pansarvärnrobotbandvagn) - with RBS 56 BILL 1 Anti-tank guided weapon.
    • Pbv 4020 (pansarbandvagn) - Swedish designator for basic chassis (former 1V12 series, modified).
    • Stripbv 4021 (stridsledningbandvagn) - command vehicle, fitted with three radio sets Ra 180, one Ra 195, one Ra 422 and a
    • Sjvpbv 4024 (sjukvårdspansarbandvagn) - ambulance with room for 4 stretchers.
  • SEP armored fighting vehicle (SEP) in version:
    • Splitterskyddad EnhetsPlattform
  • Patria Pasi (200)
    • XA-180S, mainly in UN service
    • XA-202S, as command and control vehicles, Swedish special variant
    • XA-203S, General purposed APCs, armed with 20 mm gun
  • Patria AMV[1][2][3]

Small arms

The Swedish Army armament for Individual/Squad level include:

The Ak 5 assault rifle
  • Ak 5 assault rifle (Fabrique Nationale FNC derivative, made more rugged for Swedish demands) in versions:
    • Ak 5A No longer in use - replaced by Ak 5D
    • Ak 5B No longer in use - replaced by Ak 5D
    • Ak 5C Updated version with new handguard, buttstock and red dot sight which has replaced the Ak 5A as the standard issue rifle.
    • Ak 5D Standard for personnel in the regular defence force
    • Ak 5 with 40 mm grenade launcher (Colt M203)
  • Ak 4 battle rifle (Heckler & Koch G3) in versions (Currently used by Hemvärnet (Homeguard) only):
    • Ak 4
    • Ak 4B New version with red dot sight
    • Ak 4OR Version with scope
    • Ak 4K
    • Ak 4 with 40 mm grenade launcher (Colt M203)
  • Förstärkningsvapen 870 Shotgun (Remington 870) in versions:
    • Förstärkningsvapen 870
    • Förstärkningsvapen 870B
  • Kpist m/45 submachine gun in versions:phased out 2008-12-31.
    • kpist m/45
    • kpist m/45B
    • kpist m/45C
  • Pist 88 pistol (Glock 17) in versions:
    • Pist 88
    • Pist 88B (Glock 19)
    • Pist 88C
    • Pist 88D
  • Psg 90 sniper rifle (Accuracy International L96A1 Arctic Warfare) in version:
    • Psg 90
  • Ag 90 heavy sniper rifle (Barett M82A1) in versions:
    • Ag 90
    • Ag 90B
    • Ag 90C
    • Ag 90D
  • Grg m/48 multipurpose recoilless rifle (Carl Gustav recoilless rifle) in versions:
    • Grg m/48
    • Grg m/86
  • Pskott m/86 disposable anti-armour recoilless rifle (Bofors AT4) in version:
    • Pskott m/86
  • Grsp 40 mm belt-fed grenade launcher (SACO Defense Mark 19) in version:
    • Grsp 40 mm
  • Ksp 58 machine gun (Fabrique Nationale MAG 58) in version:
    • Ksp 58B
    • Ksp 58D Collapsible butt stock, picatinny rail and Aimpoint sight. [2]
  • Ksp 90 machine gun (Fabrique Nationale FN MINIMI) in versions:
    • Ksp 90
    • Ksp 90B (MINIMI Para)
    • Ksp 90C
  • Tksp 12,7 mm heavy machine gun (Browning M2) in version:
    • Tksp 12,7 mm
  • RBS 70 SAM system

Fire Support/Artillery

Logistical vehicles

Future equipment

The Swedish army has six Rheinmetall AEV-3 KODIAK advanced armoured engineer vehicles on order during the period 2011-2012.

Past equipment

Armour
  • (1921-1939) Stridsvagn m/21-29 light tank (Strv m/21-29)
  • (1933-1980s) Landsverk L-180 armored car (L180) in versions:
    • L-180
    • L-181
    • L-182
  • (1934-????) Stridsvagn L-60 light tank (Strv L-60) in versions:
    • L-60A
    • L-60B
    • L-60C
    • L-60D
  • (1937-1940) Landsverk L-120 light tank (L120)
  • (1938-1953) Stridsvagn m/37 tankette (Strv m/37)
  • (1938-1956) Pansarbil m/39 armored car (Lynx)
  • (1941-1950s) Stridsvagn m/41 medium tank (Strv m/41)
  • (1941-1950s) Stridsvagn m/42 medium tank (Strv m/42) in versions:
    • Strv m/42 TM (Lago II)
    • Strv m/42 TH (Lago III)
    • Strv m/42 EH (Lago IV)
    • Strv m/42 TV
  • (1953-2000) Stridsvagn 81 main battle tank (Centurion) in versions:
    • Bärgningsbandvagn 81
    • Stridsvagn 81
    • Stridsvagn 101
    • Stridsvagn 101R
    • Stridsvagn 102
    • Stridsvagn 102R
    • Stridsvagn 104
    • Stridsvagn 105
    • Stridsvagn 106
  • (1958-1984) Stridsvagn 74 main battle tank (Strv 74) in versions:
    • Strv 74 H
    • Strv 74 V
  • (1967-1997) Stridsvagn 103 main battle tank (Strv 103) in versions:
    • Strv 103B
    • Strv 103C
    • Strv 103D
  • (1976-2002) Infanterikanonvagn 91 tank destroyer (Ikv 91)
Small arms
  • (1870-????) Kjellman machine gun (Kjellman LMG)
  • (1894-1925) Swedish Mauser bolt-action rifle (gevär m/96) in versions:
    • m/94 (model 1894)
    • m/96 (model 1896)
    • m/38 (model 1938)
    • m/41 (model 1941)
  • (1918-1940s) MP 18.1 submachine gun (MP 18)
  • (1935-1945) Maskinpistol 35 submachine gun (M39)
  • (1939-????) Karabiner 98k bolt-action rifle (Karbin M40)
  • (1939-1980s) Hispano-Suiza-MP43/44 submachine gun (Suomi KP/-31)
  • (????-1945) Schwarzlose MG M.07/12 (kulspruta m/14)
  • (1940-1990s) Lahti L-35 semi-automatic pistol (Pistol m/40)
  • (1940-????) Kg m/40 light machine gun (KG/1940)
  • (1942-1960s) Automatgevär m/42 semi-automatic rifle (Ag m/42)
  • (1942-1980s) Kulspruta m/42 machine gun (Ksp m/42)
  • (1945-2003) Carl Gustav Kulsprutepistol M/45 submachine gun (Kpist m/45)
  • (1968-1986) Miniman anti-tank weapon (Pansarskott m/68)
Fire Support/Artillery

See also

References


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