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Hagglund

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The Hagglund and Soner BV206 is a tracked vehicle built in Sweden and used by the British, Canadian and Swedish armed forces, and others, on snow and swampy terrain. The BV206 consists of two units articulated together to effect steering. The hulls are made of foam-filled fibreglass sandwich which allows the vehicle to float, propulsion in water coming from the tracks.

Development of the BV206 began in 1974, with deliveries to the Swedish Army in the 1970s and 1980s.

This BV206 (right) is operating in Antarctica.

  • loa: 6.86m, width: 1.85m, height: 2.4m,
  • turning radius: 7m, ground clearance: 0.35m
  • weight: 4.2 tons (unladen), 6.2 tons (laden)
  • Ford V6, or Mercedes Benz
  • transmission: 4a
  • variant: BV2062 is open and carries a Bofors anti-tank gun

Rainer Nyberg rainer.nyberg at sigtuna.mail.postnet.se 10/'00 --> writes: Initial production versions used a 2.8L Ford V6 OHV petrol engine. Later versions switched to a 6-cyl inline 2996cc Mercedes-Benz OM603.950 diesel engine rated at 136HP@4600.

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