Former equipment of the Finnish Army

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is an (incomplete) list of former equipment used by the Finnish Army:

Tanks[edit]

APCs (tracked)[edit]

  • BMP-1: (1982–2004) 195 units, bought in two batches (85 in 1981 from the Soviet Union and 110 from ex-German stocks in the beginning of the 1990s.)
    • BMP-1TJ
    • BMP-K1
    • BMP-PS
    • BMP-1K
  • BTR-50: total 118 units
    • BTR-50PK: 110 units
    • BTR-50PU: 8 units
    • after modernization:
    • BTR-50YVI
    • BTR-50PUM1
    • BTR-50PUM

APCs (Wheeled)[edit]

  • BTR-60: total 112 units
    • BTR-60PA: 1 unit
    • BTR-60PB: 83 units
    • BTR-60PUM
    • BTR-60 R-145BM
    • BTR-60PBK
  • BTR-80: 2 units (test vehicles, later converted to command vehicles in BTR-60 units)
  • Valmet 1912-6: 1 prototype unit (lost competition to Sisu XA-180)
  • VK: 1 prototype unit (lost competition to Sisu XA-180)

Armored cars[edit]

Various vehicles[edit]

Artillery[edit]

Rocket launchers
Super heavy guns and howitzers
Heavy Guns
Heavy howitzers
Light howitzers
Guns with recoil system
Light Guns
Guns without recoil system
Mortars
  • 120 KRH 85: 120 mm mortar model 1985
  • 120 KRH 73: 120 mm mortar model 1973
  • 120 KRH 65: 120 mm mortar model 1965
  • 120 KRH 40: Finnish 120 mm mortar model 1940 377 units
  • 120 KRH 38: Soviet 120 mm mortar model 1938 ~250 units
  • 82 KRH 41: Soviet 82 mm mortar model 1941 478 units
  • 82 KRH 37: Soviet 82 mm mortar model 1937
  • 81 KRH 90: Finnish 81 mm mortar model 1990
  • 81 KRH 71: Finnish 81 mm mortar model 1971
  • 81 KRH 64: Finnish 81 mm mortar model 1964
  • 81 KRH 56: Finnish 81 mm mortar model 1956
  • 81 KRH 42: Finnish short-barreled 81 mm mortar model 1942 24 units
  • 81 KRH 39: British 81 mm mortar model 1939 10 units
  • 81 KRH 38: Finnish 81 mm mortar model 1938, later modernized and renamed 81 KRH 38 Y
  • 81 KRH 36: French 81 mm mortar model 1936 227 units, later modernized and renamed 81 KRH 36 Y
  • 81 KRH 36: Italian 81 mm mortar model 1936 109 units, later modernized and renamed 81 KRH 36 Y
  • 81 KRH 35: Short-barreled 81 mm mortar model 1935 68 units
  • 81 KRH 35: Long-barreled 81 mm mortar model 1935 187 units
  • 81 KRH 34: Swedish 81 mm mortar model 1934 25 units
  • 81 KRH 33: Finnish 81 mm mortar model 1933 161 units
  • 81 KRH 32: Finnish 81 mm mortar model 1932 118 units
  • 81 KRH 31: French 81 mm mortar model 1931 12 units
  • 81 KRH 30: Polish 81 mm mortar model 1930 16 units
  • 60 KRH 39: Finnish 60 mm mortar model 1939 only a few units
  • 50 KRH 40: Soviet 50 mm mortar model 1940 1268 units
  • 50 KRH 39: Soviet 50 mm mortar model 1939
  • 50 KRH 38: Soviet 50 mm mortar model 1938
  • 47 KRH 41: Finnish 47 mm mortar model 1941 50 units
  • 47 KRH 40: Swedish 47 mm mortar model 1940 only a few units
  • 47 KRH 39: Finnish 47 mm mortar model 1939 6 units
Trench mortars
  • 170 MH 12: (1918-1937) German 170 mm trench mortar model 1912 2 units
  • 91 MH 16: (1918-1937) Russian 91 mm trench mortar model 1916 4 units
  • 76 MH 16: (1918-1937) German 76 mm trench mortar model 1916 18 units


Infantry weapons[edit]

Anti-aircraft weapons[edit]

Radars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Guided
Unguided
Anti tank guns and rifles

Sources[edit]

Käkelä, Erkki (2000). Marskin Panssarituhoojat (in Finnish). Porvoo: WSOY. p. 576. ISBN 951-0-24638-7. 

Lappi, Ahti (2009). Ilmatorjuntaohjukset Suomen puolustuksessa (in Finnish). p. 416. ISBN 978-951-95594-5-2. 

Muikku, Esa (1998). Suomalaiset Panssarivaunut 1918-1997 (in Finnish/English). Tampere: Apali Oy. p. 208. ISBN 952-5026-09-4. 

Paulaharju, Jyri (1996). Itsenäisen Suomen kenttätykit 1918-1995. Sotamuseon julkaisuja 1/1996 (in Finnish). Jyväskylä: Sotamuseo. ISBN 978-951-25-0811-2. 

Syrjö, Veli-Matti (ed.); Karjalainen, Mikko (ed.) and Elfvengren, Eero (ed.) (2006). Suomen Puolustusvoimat 1944-1974 (in Finnish). p. 685. ISBN 978-951-0-32493-6. 

Vehviläinen, Raimo; Lappi, Ahti; Palokangas, Markku (2005). Itsenäisen Suomen ilmatorjuntatykit 1917-2000 (in Finnish). Helsinki: Sotamuseo. p. 260. ISBN 978-951-25-1618-6. 

  1. ^ http://yhdistykset-akaa.fi/reservilaiset/panssarihistoriaseminaari2009.pdf
  2. ^ Panssariseminaari 2009