Tag Archives: Armour

CV 9030, the Norwegian CV90

This is the Hobby Boss 1/35 kit of the Hägglunds (now BAE) CV90 version used by Norway. Norway was the first export customer of the CV90 IFV. It is, as its name suggests, equipped with a 30mm Bushmaster chaingun. The … Continue reading

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Putte, an FT-17 in Swedish service

This is Meng Models little kit of the Renault FT-17, built as the single FT-17 bought by the Swedish Army in 1925 to explore the capabilities of modern tanks. The FT-17 turned out to be neither modern nor very capable, … Continue reading

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Stridsvagn m/38 in detail

These photos are from the Stridsvagn m/38 that is currently displayed at Arsenalen. The Stridsvagn m/38 was developed by the Swedish (but very much German) firm of Landsverk as the L60 in 1934. It was an advanced construction for its … Continue reading

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To build an LVKV 90 – Five easy steps

What is an Lvkv 90? The Lvkv 90 is the anti-aircraft version of the CV90 family of vehicles developed by Hägglunds in the 1980s for the Swedish army. The Lvkv uses the same Bofors 40mm gun as the regular IFV … Continue reading

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A petite project – the Tamiya 1/16 Leopard 2A6

Day 1 I bought this kit of a friend, who bought it when it came out, but never got around building it (he´s a collector more than a modeller, but then again, aren’t we all?). When I got home, weary … Continue reading

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Mölleröd 2011

Mölleröd is a small place just outside the small city of Hässleholm, located in the southern part of Sweden called Skåne (Scania). Every year, the museum in Hässleholm arranges a theme day for us who have a special place in … Continue reading

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SAV m/43, a “Swedish Marder” – Part 1

When Armycast M&M released their SAV (Stormartillerivagn) m/43 as a full resin kit, my first thought was at the time “wow, finally a Swedish WW2 era vehicle that can be built straight out of the box!”.. Well, close, but not … Continue reading

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AFV Club anti laser coating

Ingvar Sylegård looks at AFV Clubs laser coating stickers Ingvar is back, with a small review of the AFV Club sticker set for depicting the anti laser coating used on modern afvs. He also gives us a sneak peek on … Continue reading

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A report from the opening of Arsenalen

Friday On friday the rain was pouring down constantly, and we had our misgivings about the opening ceremony. Even minutes before the opening ceremony began the crew was adding the finishing touches to the various exhibitions. The weather gods however … Continue reading

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Arsenalen – the new armour museum in Sweden

The 17th of june 2011 the new museum opened its doors for the public for the first time. We were there for the opening, and will cover the three days of opening activities in a separate report. We begin, however, … Continue reading

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