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Nimrod Self-propelled Anti-aircraft tank (HU160) 40M Nimrod The Hungarians adopted the Swedish Landsverk L-62 anti-aircraft tank design in 1940. It was seen as a duel purpose weapon that could serve in both the anti-tank and anti-aircraft role.
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It shared many common features with the Toldi tank (L-60), which the Hungarians were already producing.
The Hungarians purchased one Swedish built L-62 in 1940 and tested it with the mobile troops who were generally pleased with its performance and the MÁVAG Company brought the licence to produce it in 1940.
The first vehicles were delivered in 1940, with a total of 135 Nimrod ordered between 1940 and 1941. They saw their first combat action against the Soviets in 1942 where, even with an improved anti-tank round developed for it and the 40M 40mm anti-tank gun, the T-34 and KV’s heavy armoured often proved too much.
The Nimrods carried the registration numbers H050-095 (first batch) and 1H630-718.