UDES Concepts for to replace Strv-103

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Swedens FMV did some concept definition studies to look for a replacement for the strv-103. By 1978 five concepts each crewed by 3 and of 35-40 tonnes were being considered. Favoured concept was UDES-19.

A joint company between Bofors, Hagglund and Soner to devlop proposals was begun in 1981, short listing of the solutions by 1984.

UDES-19 had a 120mm gun fed from an external mouted magazine at the rear of the hull, holding 34 rounds, a further 17 rounds could be added if necessary.

Loading mechanism has a laoding arm, witha armoured barrel at one end to take the ammunition. The loading arm is mounted on a rail concentric to the gun mount to permit reloading of the gun, what ever its position. Reloading cyle taking just 2 seconds.

Other armament included a 7.62mm coaxial MG and two 7.62mm MG's mounted eitherside of the front hull.
 

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Photos of UDES series and model of UDES-19
 

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UDES-19 drawing
 

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That's some quality linkage there Moin. Well done and thankyou very much!
 

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