Swedish tanks Revisited: Strv m/31 & fm/31

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Author: SP15

Welcome back everybody!

It been over three years ago since I started making articles on Swedish AFV’s, in that time a lot of new information has come to light which has made some of my earlier articles obsolete. In this series i will be taking a look back at some of those articles starting with Swedish tanks part II: the history of the Strv m/31 & fm/31.

Background

During the 1920’s the Swedish military started looking into options for the replacement of the Strv fm/21. The fm/21 was originally a German ww1 tank design known as the Lk II, 10 of these tanks had been imported in 1921 under great secrecy as Germany was not allowed tanks under the Versailles treaty. Its been said that they had initially been acquired for the protection of the royal family in case of a revolution, but they soon became a way for the Swedish army to experiment with tactics for armored vehicles. By the time of the mid 1920’s however the Strv fm/21 was already showing its age and due to a lack of spare parts several vehicles had to be cannibalized to keep the others running. Continue reading

Sparse Sunday post: Tanks Encyclopedia- Panzer 58 and its development

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As there isn’t much going on today i decided to share another historical article from Tanks Encyclopedia.

Link to the Article is here

Article is researched and written by me, cowriter is Stanlucian

Illustrations by Tanks Encyclopedias own David Bocquelet

3D models by Giganaut and Arkhonus.

 

The threat from the East

In the 1950’s, with Europe having been just cleaved into two by the Allies and the Soviets, the Swiss, while neutral, were looking quite anxiously towards their eastern border. Especially taking into consideration that their best tank was a slightly improved Jagdpanzer 38(t), the G-13. The Swiss felt underprotected against a possible Soviet threat. Continue reading

Tanks Encyclopedia is recruiting

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[Wowp] Swiss tech tree part 3 ( premiums)

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So here is part 3 of the Swiss Wowp tech tree.

 

Since we have covered all the main lines we will now list all of the premiums we have in the tree. Now these are just the projects we thought would be great premiums but there are a bunch more projects which could be premium but we have not included due to various reasons but there are more possible premiums if needed.

 

Tier 2 :Häfeli DH-5S MVa ( Fighter)

Designed by August Häfeli in 1929 as an armed reconnaissance and trainer aircraft.  With it’s 7.5mm synchronized machine gun and it’s rear gun it would be a nice tier 2 candidate.

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[Wowp] Swiss tech tree part 2

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Since part 1 of the Tech tree showcase series went well. We decided to continue with part 2 of the Swiss World of Warplanes Tech tree including the heavy fighter line and the Ground Attacker line.

Heavy fighter line:

Tier 5: P-2110

P-2110

The Heavy fighter line starts from the C-3601 and at tier 5 we have the P-2110 which is extremely reminiscent of the BF 110 heavy fighter.

It has 2 1250 hp engines  and has a calculated top speed of 544 km/h it mounted 4 7.5mm MGs and 2 20mm guns in the nose of the plane and has 1 twin 7.5mm MG in the rear of the cockpit. Continue reading