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Landsverk L-185
Landsverk L-185
Type Armored car
Place of origin Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Service history
In service 1934—1937
Used by Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer AB Landsverk
Manufacturer AB Landsverk
Produced 1934
Number built 1
Specifications
Weight 4,500 kg (9,900 lb)
Crew 4 — commander, driver, gunner and loader

Primary
armament
20 mm cannon or
Madsen 20mm cannon (Danish L-185)
Secondary
armament
2 or 3 machine guns or
2 × Madsen machine guns (Danish L-185)
Engine Ford
85 hp
Suspension 4 x 4
Speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
45 km/h (28 mph) (Danish L-185)

The Landsverk L-185 was Swedish armored vehicle, developed by AB Landsverk in 1933. The L-185 wasn't used by the Swedish Army. In 1934, an modified L-185, built on a 4 x 4 Fordson chassis, was sold to Denmark, being 2.5 tons heavier than the original and it was issued to the Army Technical Corps of the Danish Army, under the Danish designation FP-6. Following a engine failure in the 1937, the L-185 was relegated to the training role in 1939.[1][2]

See alsoEdit

Landsverk L-180, L-181 and L-182 — A family of similar armored cars made by Landsverk.

NotesEdit

  1. "Landsverk L-185". Landsverk. http://www2.landskrona.se/kultur/landsverk/militart/pansarbilar/l185.html. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  2. "Denmark". Tanks!. http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/denmark/denmark.html. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 

External linksEdit

  • Landsverk – Site about AB Landsverk between 1850 and 1992. (Swedish language)
  • Danish armor – Web page dedicated to the Danish armor.


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