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Pansarbil m/40 – Lynx

1939 30 Lynx armoured cars were ordered from Landsverk, who licensed the production to Volvo. The designation became Pansarbil m/40. Lynx originated from a Danish specification. The largest portion of the Danish order were confiscated and were designated m/39.

The body is welded from armour up to 13 mm thick. In the turret, a Bofors 20 mm automatic cannon was mounted in parallel with an 8 mm machine gun, and one machine gun in each direction in the chassi.

Due to its weight cross country mobility was limited. The car has four wheel steering, one driver at each end and can attain top speed in both directions. The car was popular for its reliability, firepower,  advanced communications equipment and high speed. The armoured cars (both m/40 and m/39) were decommissioned in 1958.

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Landsverk (licensproduktion hos Volvo), Sweden.

Manufacturer's designation

Lynx

Swedish military designation

Pbil m/40

Protection

3-13 mm

Armament

Bofors 20 mm automatkanon. 3 st 8 mm kulsprutor.

Manufacturing year

1939-1941

Vehicles produced

30

Engine

Volvo in-line 6-cylinder water-cooled overhead valve engine. 460 cu.in 135 hp

Transmission

5-speed gearbox, four wheel drive.

Weight

8 700 kg / 19,200 lbs

Top speed

70 km/h / 43 mph

Crew

6

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