Lvkv 42 Facts (to make the Lvkv 42 accurate ingame)

This is a post to drop all facts and pictures about the Lvkv 42 or as it was designated before 1953 “fm/49”

The Bofors VAK 40 S 49 (Wagon Autocannon Swedish model 1949) was a Swedish early Cold War project to develope a SPAAG (self-propelled anti-aircraft gun). It was to connect to a fire control unit with radar for calculated fire. Project scrapped in 1959 ish. Army designation was initially lvkv fm/49 (luftvärnskanvagn försöksmodell 1949), later lvkv 42 post 1953.
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Long story short. During WWII, the Swedish Army found a need for SPAAGs (self-propelled anti-aircraft guns) for the armoured divisions. After a proof of concept vehicle in 1942, the first development started, becoming the lvkv fm/43 (2x Bofors 40/60). The design was ready too late for the war and quickly became dated with the jet age. The replacement became the lvkv fm/49, post 1953 known as the lvkv 42 (1x Bofors 40/70). The idea was to have a gun system vehicle with a separate radar unit connected to it for radar fire, preferably a second vehicle. Two gun vehicle prototypes were built, designated Bofors VAK 40 S 49, short for Vagn Automatkanon 40 mm Swedish model 1949 (VAK = Wagon Autocannon).
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Basic information about the Lvkv 42 (not everything in-game, yet.)
Weight of projectiles: 0.96 kg
Muzzle velocity: 1000 m/sec
Rate of fire: 240 rounds/min
Elevating speed: 45 deg/sec
Traversing speed: 70 deg/sec
Field of elevation: -5 to +85
Field of traverse: unlimited
Total weight: approx. 13.500 kg
Max speed: 60 km/h

Ammunition:

(L/70 amunition for Standard configuration) so 40x364R

Sammanfattning

40mm Lvakan 48D
40mm Lvakan 48D2

L/60 ammunition for training/If needed. (weapon conversion needed before chambering)

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This is not nearly all, There is still alot unknown like the Interior design (to my knowlage)

Sources:

https://tanks.mod16.org/2013/11/23/meetings-at-bofors-in-late-1954-regarding-status-of-current-projects/nggallery/image/meeting-minutes-bofors-1954-09-22-status-current-projects-06/

If you have anything that you would like to add please do.

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