Stormartillerivagn m/43

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Sav m/43
Stormartillerivagn m43 Strängnäs 12.08.11.JPG
Type Assault gun
Place of origin Sweden
Service history
In service 1944–1973 [1]
Used by Sweden
Production history
Manufacturer Scania-Vabis
Produced 1944-1947
No. built 36 [1]
Specifications
Weight 12.4 t (13.7 short tons; 12.2 long tons) [1]
Length 5.05 m (16 ft 7 in) [1]
Width 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) [1]
Height 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in) [1]
Crew 4 [1]

Main
armament
75 mm gun or 105 mm m/44 Bofors gun [1]
Engine Scania-Vabis type 603 gasoline engine [1]
160 hp [1]
Power/weight 12.9 hp/tonne
Transmission Praga-Wilson (5 speed)
Suspension leaf spring
Ground clearance 0.40 m
Speed 43 km/h (27 mph) [1]

Stormartillerivagn m/43 (Sav m/43) (English: Assault artillery carriage model 1943) was an assault gun based on Stridsvagn m/41 SII chassis, a Swedish development of a license-built Czechoslovak TNH medium tank. The Sav m/43 was first armed with a 75 mm gun, later they were rearmed with a 105 mm m/44 gun.[1]

Service[edit]

The Sav m/43 was used by the artillery in A9 Regiment at Kristinehamn. In 1951, they were transferred to the armored forces. With one Sav m/43 used in training, they were allocated to infantry assault gun companies with six assault guns in each brigade. They were phased out of active service in 1973.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Sweden". Tanks!. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 

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