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Sweden's Landsverk 180, 181, 182, 185 armored cars

Design

Landsverk 180

Were based on the 6x4 Scania-Vabis truck chassis. The engine was in the front.

Landsverk 185

Based on Ford auto chassis.

Production

  • Landsverk 185:
    • Production: 1933 - ?

Specifications

  Landsverk 180, Landsverk 181, Landsverk 182
Crew 4, 5
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 13,440 - 15,680 lb
7.7 tons
7,825 kg
Length 18', 18' 10"
5.6 m
Height 8', 6' 11"
2.09 m
Width 6' 6", 7' 2"
2.18 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 20 mm
20 mm Madsen
Secondary  
MG 2: MGs
coaxial, hull
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 8.5
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Scania-Vabis
Cylinders 6
Net HP 80
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 50 mph
80 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 180 miles
288 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 3
Tires 6
  Landsverk 185
Crew  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 9,408 lb
Length 16'
Height 9' 1"
Width 5' 9"
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 20 mm
Secondary  
MG 2
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model)  
Cylinders  
Net HP  
Transmission  
Fuel type  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 37 mph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 90 miles
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Tires 4

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site