Pansarbil m/39

The Pansarbil m/39 or Lynx was a Swedish 4x4 armoured car that AB Landsverk began developing in 1937 for the Danish Army.

The Lynx had a low slung body with well sloped, but thin, armour. The 140 hp Scania-Vabis petrol engine was in the middle on the left side. The crew consisted of six troops; a forward driver and hull machine gunner, two similar positions in the rear hull, and two crew in the revolving turret which mounted a 20mm Madsen cannon and a coaxial light machine gun.

Three vehicles were delivered to Denmark in April 1938, but a further batch of fifteen were still awaiting delivery to Copenhagen when the war broke out in 1939. These were then confiscated by the Swedes who employed them as the Pansarbil m/39 and ordered a further thirty units for the Swedish Army. As Landsverk lacked the capacity the new batch was manufactured by Volvo, and hence powered by a Volvo engine, designated Pansarbil m/40.

All Swedish cars were fitted with a Bofors 20 mm akan m/40 automatic cannon instead of the Madsen.

In 1956, 13 of the m/39s were sold to the Dominican Republic.

Pansarbil m/39
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer AB Landsverk
Origin Sweden
Country Name Origin Year
Sweden 1937
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Denmark View
Dominican Republic View
Sweden View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
AB Landsverk 48 View

Type Armored car
Place of origin  Sweden
Service history
Used by  Denmark
 Dominican Republic
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer AB Landsverk
Manufacturer AB Landsverk, Volvo
Number built 48
Crew 6
Madsen 20 mm cannon or
Bofors 20 mm m/40 cannon
3 x 8mm Ksp m/39 light machine gun
Suspension 4 x 4

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