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IKV-91

Amphibious light tank

IKV-91

The Ikv-91 light tank at the time of its introduction was intended to be used as a tank destroyer.

 
 
Entered service 1974
Crew 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 16.3 t
Length (gun forward) 8.84 m
Hull length 6.41 m
Width 3 m
Height 2.36 m
Armament
Main gun 90-mm rifled
Machine guns 2 x 7.62-mm
Elevation range - 10 to + 15 degrees
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 59 rounds
Machine guns ?
Mobility
Engine Volvo Penta TND-120A diesel
Engine power 350 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 7 km/h
Range 550 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench 2.8 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The IKV-91 or Infanterikanonvagn 91 light tank was developed by Hagglunds & Soner in the late 1960s. This light tank was intended for infantry support operations. First prototypes were completed in 1970 and this light tank entered service with the Swedish Army in 1974. Production ceased in 1978 with a total of 200 vehicles built.

   Vehicle is fitted with a well sloped turret for better protection. Front turret and hull armor of the IKV-91 protects the crew from 20-mm armor piercing projectiles. Add-on armor can be fitted if necessary.

   The IKV-91 is armed with Bofors Kv-90S73 non-stabilized 90-mm rifled gun. This gun is loaded manually. Vehicle has a rate of fire of 8 rounds per minute. A total of 59 rounds are stored inside the vehicle. The IKV-91 was fitted with a relatively effective fire control system.

   Secondary armament consists of two 7.62-mm machine guns. One of them is coaxially mounted with the main gun, while the other one is placed on top of the turret. The IKV-91 is also fitted with two 71-mm Lyran flare launchers.

   Vehicle has a crew of four, including commander, gunner, loader and driver.

   The IKV-91 light tank is powered by the Volvo Penta TND-120A diesel engine, developing 350 horsepower. This light tank employed common components of the PBV 302 armored personnel carrier. The IKV-91 has an exceptional cross-country mobility because of the high power to weight ration and low ground pressure. This light tank is fully amphibious and is propelled on water by spinning its tracks. Later models were equipped with waterjets for better speed afloat. It can also fire its main gun while afloat.

 

Video of the IKV-91 light tank

 

 
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