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LvKv 90

40-mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun

LvKv 90 SPAAG

Swedish Army operates around 30 Lvkv 90 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns

 
 
Entered service Mid 1990s
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 22.8 t
Length (gun forward) 6.55 m
Hull length 6.47 m
Width 3.17 m
Height 3.45 m
Armament
Main gun 1 x 40-mm
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Projectile weight 0.96 kg
Maximum slant range 4 km
Maximum firing range 12.5 km
Rate of fire 300 rpm
Elevation range - 8 to + 50 degrees
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 240 rounds
Machine guns 500 rounds
Mobility
Engine Saab-Scania DS14 diesel
Engine power 550 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Range 320 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 1.2 m
Trench 2.9 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m
Fording (with preparation) Amphibious

 

   The Luftvärnskanonvagn 90 or LvKv 90 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun was developed in early 90s. This vehicle is also referred as the CV 9040 AA. Around 30 of these vehicles are in service with the Swedish Army.

   The LvKv 90 is armed with the Bofors L70B 40-mm gun. This gun is fed from box-shaped magazines, containing 24 rounds each. Magazine is reloaded manually within 20 seconds. The LvKv 90 fires programmable proximity fused fragmentation rounds against air targets and HE-FRAG and AP rounds against ground targets. Maximum effective range against air targets is 4 km.

   Secondary armament consists of coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. It is used for self-defense against enemy infantry.

   The LvKv 90 is fitted with modern fire control system. Vehicle radar has maximum detection range of 14 km. The LvKv has a friend-or-foe identification system and can track up to 6 targets simultaneously.

   Front armor of the LvKv 90 provides protection against armor-piercing rounds fired from small caliber cannons. All-round protection is against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

   The LvKv 90 is based on the CV 90 IFV chassis. Vehicle is powered by the Saab-Scania DS14 diesel engine, developing 550 horsepower. The LvKv 90 is fully amphibious after fitting a floatation kit. On water it is propelled by its tracks.

 

Variants

 

   LvKv 90 TD, technology demonstrator to prepare for upgrades to the existing fleet. It has a number of improvements and is capable of firing on the move;

   LvKv 90 C, uparmored variant, intended for international peacekeeping operations.

 

Video of the LvKv 90 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun

 
Prototype of the LvKv 90 SPAAG

LvKv 90 SPAAG

LvKv 90 SPAAG

LvKv 90 SPAAG

LvKv 90 C SPAAG

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