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Old April 20th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: OOB 066 Sweden [WIP]

Units changed

Unit Slot.....Name................Unit class
052...........Tgb m/42 SKPD...23 APC (Wheel)

Change:
Changed end date from 12/92 to 12/101.
Added Ksp 58 AAMG.

The Tgb m/42, also known as KP-bil, was a WWII-vintage wheeled APC that remained in service for the entire cold war up until the year 2000. It was meant to be phased out by the 1960s, but remained the mainstay APC of the 18th Brigade.


Unit Slot.....Name................Unit class
056...........Pbv 501.........122 Light Support APC

Change:
Changed end date to 12/107

The Pbv 501 was a modernised version of the old former East German BMP-1s. They were meant to replace the soft skinned transport (tgb and Bv206) in the infantry brigades. The former East German APC were cheap and meant to be a stop gap meassure until the next generation of APCs could be developed. In the end they were hardly used beyond trials, as the brigades intended to field these vehicles were disbanded in 2000. Spent most of its service time in Sweden stored in depots. "The most never used". Last one sold 2007.


Unit Slot.....Name................Unit class
414...........Bkv 151...........21 SP Artillery

Changes:

Changed name to Bkan 1A. Set end date to 12/103.

Artillerivagn 151 was the name of the prototype.
Army desigantion was Bkan 1A (Bandkanon = tracked gun).
This artillery system was slow, heavy and had an impressive rate of fire - it could empty its magazine of 14 rounds in 45 seconds. Each gun was usually acompanied by an ammo carrier, a so called "dumper". Of the planned 90 guns only 26 were built. All of them were deployed in the north of Sweden. An upgraded version known as Bkan 1C was made avaliable in the late 1980s with a stronger engine.
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