Pansarbandvagn 301

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Pansarbandvagn 301
Pansarbandvagn 301 Revinge 2013-1.jpg
TypeArmoured personnel carrier
Place of originSweden
Service history
In service1961 - 1971
Production history
Variantsslpbv 3011, epbv 3012
Specifications
Weight11.7 tonnes
Length4.66 m (15 ft 3 in)
Width2.23 m (7 ft 4 in)
Height2.64 m (8 ft 8 in)
Crew2 (commander/gunner, driver) + 8 (passengers)

Armor8 – 50 mm (upper front 20 mm at 55°)
Main
armament
20 mm automatkanon m/45B
Secondary
armament
None
EngineSvenska Flygmotor B44 gasoline
160 hp (119 kW)
Power/weight13.68 hp/tonne
SuspensionLeaf spring
Operational
range
300 km (190 mi)
Speed45 km/h (28 mph)

Pansarbandvagn 301 (pbv 301), was a Swedish armoured personnel carrier used by the Swedish Army. It was a typical "battle taxi",[citation needed] armed with a 20 mm Bofors gun from the scrapped J21-fighters and with room for transporting 8 fully armed soldiers.

The pbv 301 was an interim solution, built on the chassis from the obsolete Stridsvagn m/41 (in service since 1942), the pbv 301 was introduced in 1961 and removed from service in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the replacement pbv 302 came into use. The pbv 301 replaced the open-topped KP-bil armoured car as the armoured troop transport in the Swedish Army.

Pbv 301 interior

Variants[edit]

  • Pansarbandvagn 301 - personnel carrier, 185 produced
  • Stridsledningspansarbandvagn 3011 (slpbv 3011) - command vehicle, 20 produced
  • Eldledningspansarbandvagn 3012 (epbv 3012) - Forward Observer vehicle, 15 produced

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