Landsverk L-185

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Landsverk L-185
Landsverk L-185.jpg
Type Armored car
Place of origin  Sweden
Service history
In service 1934—1939
Used by  Denmark
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer AB Landsverk
Manufacturer AB Landsverk
Produced 1934
No. built 1
Specifications
Weight 4,500 kg (9,900 lb)
Crew 4 — commander, driver, gunner and loader

Main
armament
20 mm cannon or
Madsen 20mm cannon (Danish L-185)
Secondary
armament
2 or 3 machine guns or
2 × Madsen machine guns (Danish L-185)
Engine Ford
85 hp
Suspension 4 x 4
Speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
45 km/h (28 mph) (Danish L-185)

The Landsverk L-185 was Swedish armored car, developed by AB Landsverk in 1933. The L-185 wasn't used by the Swedish Army. In 1934, a modified L-185, built on a 4 x 4 Fordson chassis, was sold to Denmark, being 2.5 tons heavier than the original and it was issued to the Army Technical Corps of the Danish Army, under the Danish designation FP-6. Following an engine failure in the 1937, the L-185 was relegated to the training role in 1939.[1][2]

See also[edit]

Landsverk L-180, L-181 and L-182 — A family of similar armored cars made by Landsverk.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Landsverk L-185". Landsverk. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Denmark". Tanks!. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 

External links[edit]

  • Landsverk – Site about AB Landsverk between 1850 and 1992. (Swedish language)
  • Danish armor – Web page dedicated to the Danish armor.