A brief history of Swedish tanking (as of February 1943)

Original title: Anteckningar från orientering för Överingenjör Lundborg den 13/2 1943 i stridsvagnsfrågan

This document contains notes from an orientation (held on 1943-02-13) on the Swedish tank development and tank purchasing thus far. It takes the form of a pretty informal briefing that relates a number of amusing anecdotes; among other things it’s revealed that the reason that there were two different engine options for the strv m/42 was that Volvo (which built a number of tanks) absolutely could not accept installing an engine from their competitor (Scania) and had to be threatened with government sanctions in order to accept a compromise where they’d mount Scania engines in early tanks while developing their own engine option.

Archive reference: SE/KrA/0062/D/01/016:H/F I/1 a

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *