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BV 410

The BvS10 MkIIB received the Swedish designation BV 410. The BvS10 is rooted in the Bandvagn 206 developed by Hgglunds & Sundown AB in rnskldsvik in the 1970s. BV 206 was the same as its predecessor (Bv 202 from Volvo) an articulated tracked all-terrain vehicles with very good maneuverability in difficult terrain (eg. deep snow and bog). This type of band wagon construction consists of two interconnected wagon bodies. Motor and gearbox is placed in the front carriage and with a cardan shaft to the rear cart. This means that all four tracks on the band wagon has traction.

BV 206, which was a huge export success, having been manufactured in more than 11000 copies, was originally developed for the main transport vehicle in Norrland brigades. When they also came into consideration international UN service increased the requirement for protection against shrapnel and small arms fire. Various studies and experiments were conducted with the additional protection applied on plastic bodywork at Bv 206, but in all case took that as much of the already limited load capacity that is not deemed as a way forward.

For this reason Hgglunds developed, in cooperation with FMV, in the late 1980s developed a variant of the band wagon initially named Caterpillar vehicle 206S or "Abeer" as the armored version came to be called (Swedish designation Bv 308 and Bv 309). The demand for a larger, roomier vehicles with increased load capacity and higher level of protection, led to the development the BvS10. This vehicle had since the beginning of the twenty-first century has undergone a gradual upgrade, among other things, have the total weight increased from 10.6 tonnes (2001) to 15 tonnes for the version Sweden ordered.

In comparison with the BvS10 Mk I and MKII that has previously been ordered by the United Kingdom, Netherlands and France, the Swedish model MkIIB more further on a number of points. This was necessary in order to be able to meet the requirements for protection and the container equipment, but also to meet the requirement to the vehicle must be usable by personnel in the 3rd-97th percentile (156-192 cm and 52-101 kg, and personal equipment + 5.5 cm and + 30 kg). Even the requirements of being able to carry equipment for communication and BMS (Battle Management System) is very far-reaching and includes KomNod and SLB. Among other things, the troop transport version can Mount just over 2 meters of this type of equipment in 19 "rack.

  1. BV 410 Troop transport (APC) - Troop transport wagons with seating for six fully equipped troops plus three of the crew.
  2. BV 410 Ambulance (AMB) - Ambulance cars with space for two stretchers (alternative 1 stretcher with injured and two sitting damaged), two paramedic and two of the crew. Raised roof with 135 mm compared to the APC.
  3. BV 410 Logistics (LOG) Logistics carriages with a capacity of 10-foot container or platform that can hold 5 EU-pallets. This variant can also be used to carry artillery location radar Arthur or equipment for radio link. Crew consists of three people.
  4. BV 410 management (C2) - Executive cars with seating for four staff people, management system and three people in the crew. Raised roof with 135 mm compared to the APC.

VehicleBV 410
Crew 3 front (driver/gunner/Commander)
Operators APC = 6, C2 = 4, AMB = 2 x + 2 (3) damaged
Length 8.3 m
Width 2.2 m
Height 2.3 m (3.05 m with armament)
Weight 15 tonnes
Speed 65 km/h
Action distance 350 km (7.5 l/100 km fuel consumption)
Turning radius < 12 m
Obstacle-climbing ability 1.0 m
Tomb of shooting ability 2.0 m
Back shooting ability + 45 (hard surface) and + 17 (deep snow)
SID connection (max) 30
Engine Cummins 6-cyl diesel 210 kW 6.7 litre 970 Nm
Transmission 6-speed automatic transmission Allison 3000
Electrical system 24 V and 400 A generator
swimming well 4 km/h at max 12 tons GVW
  • remote controlled Weapon station or
  • ringmonterad machine gun "Softmount" for rear ksp
  • 2 x 5 sq. St. 66 mm smoke Launcher
  • Level of protection (secret) Open data according to the manufacturer's brochure gives examples of possible levels:
  • Direct fire 7.62 AP up to STANAG level 4 with add-on protection
  • Add on mine protection STANAG level 2a/2b
  • CE protection RPG bar armor
  • Air transport connectivity C-130, C-160, C17, A400M, MI-26 (hkp)
    Mean Maximum Pressure < 70 kPa
    other modifications:
  • The frontal boxes have been moved forward- access and vinklats differently to increase the interior space and improve ergonomics and observational possibilities
  • Increased ceiling height 13.5 cm (improved ergonomics and improved polyamp)
  • Increased diameter of Sagittarius sunroof, and also moved backward
  • More powerful generator (400 A) and additional battery group
  • Modified instruments and control panels
  • Automatic fire extinguishing systems (prepared for an ultra-fast extinguishing systems)
  • Internal "spall liner"
  • Extended roof at the rear and leaning backplane
  • Rear view camera

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