Swedish CV90-40C

Swedish army Pvt. Johan Lindgvist leads a CV90-40C tank out of a simulated forward deployed location at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 12, 2007, during exercise Bold Quest. The coalition exercise is testing new communication technology that identifies friendly forces and enemy targets. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers, U.S. Air Force.

UPDATE: Pvt. Johan Lindgvist emailed some time after I posted the photo:

First things first, the man on the picture is not me. His name is Alexander Graje and is the second machinegunner in my squad. However some kind of a mixup must have happened during the information exchange that must have taken place when this photo was distributed.

He also sent a couple of great photos of the CV90-40Cs, which I misplaced until 2011. So sorry for the delay.

Comments

  1. MO, thanks for putting a thread on the CV-90. Actually the picture shown is not the tank version but rather the IFV. It is equipped with a 40 mm gun and carries more dismounts than a Bradley. They do have a version of this with a 120mm gun that functions as a light tank. I really like this vehicle and it is amazing at how many variants exist. Here are some good youtube clips. http://youtube.com/watch?v=ydk_w5toWnU http://youtube.com/watch?v=HAsR7m1wXM0 The last vid shows a bradley getting stuck in the snow while the cv-90 pushes through.