Posts Tagged: project 6400

Project EMIL: a summary

This is a report of the then-current status of the EMIL project (also known as krv, kranvagn, project 6400, etc), dated 1952-10-15. Over the course of some hundred pages or so (although not all of the original pages seem to be in the archive I found it in) it covers in great detail what a tank like EMIL needs to do and why it needs to do it.

Archive reference: SE/KrA/0266/002/01:H/F I/19
Note that this report was originally classified top secret (“of great importance for the security of the realm”); the reason it’s in an archive volume dated 1958 is because its classification status was reduced to “regular secret” at that point; top secret and regular secret archives are kept separately.

Meetings at Bofors in late 1954 regarding status of current projects

Minutes from two meetings at Bofors (on 1954-09-22 and 1954-12-08) discussing the status of various projects. More specifically:

  • Kv 155 (SPG; later became akv 151, even later bkan 1)
  • Project 6400 (heavy tank, aka. KRV)
  • FH 105 X (105 mm towed field howitzer)
  • Obusier de 155 mm Modèle 50 (popularly called “Haubits F” or “Fransyskan”; a towed French howitzer license produced by Bofors)
  • FAK 120 X 53 (a towed 120 mm automatic AA gun; considered by the meeting attendants to be of doubtful value)
  • Lvkv fm/49 (a SPAAG)
  • “Light brigade AAA”; unspecified 20 or 30 mm towed AA gun
  • 75 mm L/60 gun for strv 74
  • “Gjallarhorn”, speculative man-portable light anti-tank weapon

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

Orientation regarding current projects (may 1954)

Minutes from a meeting (1954-05-04) at the arms administration’s vehicle bureau regarding the status of current projects. Mentions the “tankette” (project 6400 aka. the KRV), kv 155 (a SPG prototype that would eventually become akv 151 and then eventually bkan 1), lvkv fm/49 (a SPAAG) and the upgunning of strv m/42.

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

Various 1954 meeting notes regarding Bofors project 6400

Meeting notes from three different meetings between KATF and Bofors at various points during 1954, regarding “project 6400” (a heavy tank).

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