Talk:List of equipment of the Finnish Army

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I edited the article somewhat and added/corrected a few figures. By the way, I would be slightly surprised if the army had as many as 21 Marksmans and 100 Euro-Spike launchers. What's the source for that? Teekkari 13:31, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

The sources are many, Suomen Sotilas, Ruotuväki, Maamme Turvaaja, Rannikon Puolustaja, see also this link (Finland is on p. 72) and so on and so forth...There are also newer editions online here (observe that it is the current figures that are given, so if you choose a newer edition you might get less or more of other weapon systems). The numbers should be fairly correct. The Marksmans are that many, and the Euro-Spike is a fairly cheap system (compared to e.g. TOW)--MoRsE 14:00, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
On page 119 of the book 'Itsenäisen Suomen ilmatorjuntatykit 1917-2000' it's mentioned that only six Marksmans were acquired, so I'm changing the amount to 6 in the article. Also, I would still be interested to know what particular source mentions the figure 100 for the Euro-Spike launchers.

Since when does the Finnish Army have FN Herstal P90? Is there possibly a source? Not found on mil.fi —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.239.135.137 (talk) 22:55, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Equipment of which modern use is debatable[edit]

The T-55MS's (modernised T-55 with mine rollers) seem still to be in use, as seen in the "Arrow 2016" video made by FDF. Thus I think it's appropriate to mention them in the article, even though they are somewhat outdated and not mentioned on the FDF website. XoravaX (talk) 20:21, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

They're going to be phased out by the end of 2017, per a statement by the Finnish Army. MoRsE (talk) 16:03, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Picture changes[edit]

Recently 91.156.254.91 swapped some of the pictures of the equipment. I see that the MT-LB and AMV pictures are clearly better than the old ones, but I'd question at least the Marksman ITPSV picture. The new one is just as old as was the old one, and the old one had far less clutter in the background than the new one. Also, the same can be applied to the Leopard 2 picture: the new one doesn't emphasize the tank itself as well as the old one, where the tank is clearly the main object in the picture. As both are of the Leopard 2A4 tank too, I don't see the reason for using the new over the old picture. The BMP picture also is problematic; the new one shows the BMP's at a worse angle than the old one in my opinion. The old CV9030 picture also shows the turret of the IFV better than the new one. I suggest that those pictures are to be swapped back to the article. There's no need to do a change for just the change itself - the article supposedly needs pictures taken from the side or front corner of the vehicles on a clear, non-cluttered background, and placing emphasis on the single vehicle on the picture, and those new pictures listed won't do it (however the new MT-LB and AMV pictures do). --XoravaX (talk) 18:51, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

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