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Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 Anti II
Landsverk anti-II (nachbearbeitet).jpg
Landsverk Anti-II at the AA-museum in Tuusula, Finland.
Type Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Place of origin  Sweden
Service history
Used by  Finland
 Kingdom of Hungary
Wars World War II
Production history
Manufacturer AB Landsverk
Variants 40M Nimród (Hungarian version based on a license-built copy)
Specifications
Weight 9.5 ton
Length 5.32 m (17 ft 5 in)
Width 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
Height 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
Crew 5

Armor 6–20 mm (0.24–0.79 in)
Primary
armament
40 mm Bofors L/50 anti-aircraft gun
Engine L8V / 36 T Scania 1664 cc
155 hp (kW)
Speed 40 km/h (25 mph)

Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 anti II, also known as Landsverk anti-II or L-62 or locally ItPsv 41, was a Swedish self-propelled anti-aircraft gun that was developed specifically for Finland between 1941 and 1942. The vehicle was developed from the Toldi L-60 m/38 tank. The chassis was lengthened and an 40 mm Bofors AA-gun added. The gun was called 40 ItK/38 in Finnish service.[1]

The tank was exported to Hungary, where it was further developed into an AA-tank called 40M Nimrod. 135 Nimrods were built, and Finland bought six tanks in 1942. All tanks survived the war and were used until 1966.

Operational history

During the battles in the summer of 1944, the Finnish tanks downed eleven Soviet aircraft and thus prevented attacks against the tank brigade.[citation needed]

Landsverk Anti II backside at AA-museum in Tuusula, Finland

Footnotes

  1. "Ilmatorjuntamuseo, tykit". Anti-aircraft Museum, Tuusula, Finland. http://www.ilmatorjuntamuseo.fi/eng/page.php?page=tykit. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 


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