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Big Bang Ricochet 022: Sweden's Volvo L3314
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Big Bang Ricochet 022: Sweden's Volvo L3314


Volvo. Now there is a company most folks aren't likely to associate with military equipment. Yet, back in the 1960's, they manufactured a fairly diverse range of specialized vehicles for Sweden and several other governments, and I'm not talking about the usual "militarized" versions of civilian vehicles most automotive manufacturers offer.

The Volvo L3314, also known in the Swedish Army as the Pansarv?rnspj'sterr?ngbil 9031, was a purpose-built light duty reconnaissance and anti-tank vehicle, easily fitting the mold for today's "Fast Attack Vehicle". A hardy little machine with more than passing resemblance to the Jeeps of World War II, the L3314 was a nimble 4x4 vehicle. Completely unarmored, it mounted a Bofors PV-1110 90mm recoilless rifle on a pedestal mount, carrying 9 to 11 rounds of HEAT ammunition. The 367 L3314's served the Swedish military for more than 20 years before being retired and most were sold to collectors throughout Europe.

This product also includes a Big Bang entry for the PV-1110 90mm Recoilless Rifle and ammunition.

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December 31, 2008
This title was added to our catalog on August 09, 2005.