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The lost Swedish Ikvs.


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Nordstroem #1 Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:47 AM

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I know of the following Infanterikanonvagns: Ikv 72, Ikv 73*, Ikv 102, Ikv 103, Ikv 105**, Ikv 91.

Now, the thing is that some time after WW2 the naming of tanks and Ikvs changed so that instead of using [type] m/[year] they were named [type] [calibre in cm][series]. That means that there should have been an Ikv 71, Ikv 101 and Ikv 104, but I cannot find any information on these anywhere.

Ikv 102 is an Ikv 72 that has been up-gunned with a 10 cm cannon, so it's possible that they simply skipped 101 to keep the series number (2), but even if that's the case there's still the question of where the Ikv 71 and Ikv 104 are.

 

*Ikv 73 is a slightly modified Strv m/42.

**Ikv 105 was a prototype version of Ikv 91 with a 10 cm cannon.

 

Sources:

http://www.ointres.s..._102_103_73.htm

https://sv.wikipedia...erikanonvagn_91


Edited by Nordstroem, 02 January 2018 - 11:33 PM.


Nordstroem #2 Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:50 AM

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After discussing it with someone on the /r/TankPorn subreddit I made this:

 

I don't know if this is a correct assumption, but it would fix all the gaps except the Ikv 104 which is still a mystery.






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