Posts Tagged: FOA

Report on current anti-tank weapons and development trends (1951)

This FOA report (dated 1951-01-23) summarizes the current state of anti-tank weaponry in the world, as well as current development trends. It contains some discussion on whether future anti-tank weapons should be based on kinetic projectiles or HEAT, and finds that in either case, the current Swedish anti-tank weapons are completely insufficient to fight current Russian tanks.

Contains penetration data for number of Swedish weapons (such as 37 mm pvkan m/37, 57 mm pvkan m/43, 7,5 cm strvkan m/41 and 7,5 cm pvkan m/43).

Archive reference: SE/KrA/0062/D/01/016:H/F I/24

Summary of penetration data for various projectiles (1958)

Original title: Sammanställning av data för genomslag av pansar
Author: Ann Littke-Persson, research engineer 1st class

A research report from FOA 2 (defense research agency, bureau 2), dated 1958-08-01, regarding the penetration capabilities of various projectiles of different kinds. The report is mainly theoretical in nature, but it extrapolates values for planned projectiles from empirical data obtained from various test firings, both Swedish and foreign.

Page 36 has a convenient reference of terms used in the report.

Archive reference: SE/KrA/0266/002/01:H/F I/19

Report on how tanks and tank crews are affected by nuclear weapons

A report (dated 1954-01-12) from FOA 2 regarding what nukes do to tanks and tank crews. FOA 2 was the second division of the defense research agency, responsible for general physics research. The report is mainly theoretical in nature but there are some experimental verifications of the result as well.

Archive reference: SE/KrA/0266/002/01:H/F I/1