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Landsverk Anti II Anti-Aircraft Gun (FI160)includes one Resin and Metal Landsverk Anti II (40mm Bofors) Anti-Aircraft Gun.
The Swedish made Landsverk Anti II self-propelled anti-aircraft guns are very good weapons. Their 40mm Bofors cannon with its high rate of fire make them very useful in keeping roving Soviet aircraft away from Finnish armoured troops.
Swedish company Landsverk developed L-62 design during 1941-42 by lengthening the hull of the L-60/m-36 tank (see HU010 Toldi) and mounting the excellent 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannon (40 ItK/38).
Finland bought six Landsverk Anti-II anti-aircraft vehicles from Sweden in 1942. In May they were assigned to the Anti-aircraft battery of the Armoured Brigade.
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Bagration: Axis AlliesIn 1944 Stalin’s Red army is on the attack. While it throws the Germans out of Byelorussia, it also goes about defeating Germany’s allies; Finland, Romania and Hungary. The Romanians hold off the first Soviet attacks, but a second massive offensive in August 1944 sees them overwelmed. They surrender and swap sides to fight alongside the Soviets. Meanwhile, the Finns also fight for their survival as the Soviets attempt to steamroll them out of the war. They fight the Soviets to a standstill and agree a peace, but are forced to to turn on the Germans. Then three massive Soviet Fronts turn on Hungary, defended by six German and Hungarian armies. The great red sledgehammer is soon swinging, as the Soviets and Romanians launch an assault toward Budapest. Axis armoured forces attempt to stop the encirclement of the city. This savage and bitter struggle will last for 100 gruelling days.
During the summer 1944 battles the battery downed eleven Soviet aircraft and prevented air-attacks against the Armoured Brigade. The Finns continued to use Landsverk Anti-II until 1966.
Technical Data:Weight: 9.5 tonneEngine: 160hp Scania 1664ccCrew: 5Armour: 6-20mmArmament: 40mm Bofors AA auto-cannonSpeed: maximum 40 km/h
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