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Misc. Swedish Military stuff

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement And Military' started by fellmann, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

    Just watched a video about a new addition to our IFV - Combat Vehicle 90 ( CV90 ) family, a double 120mm mortar turret version, and ran into another video, about our armed forces. That video got me in turn remembering that in the beginning of the 50s we had the worlds fourth biggest airforce :) aprox a 1000 planes. I think i remember that in a case of war, during the cold war, many of us would be conscripted and we would have an army of 700 000 of a population of 8 million. We still have many many underground facilities out there, but abandoned, reminding us of the cold war. Scary times... Today we have a smaller but way more high-tech/advanced army.

    Swedish Armed Forces



    Archer Artillery System
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  2. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

    During a conflict I would serve alongside a Swede with pride.
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  3. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

    I second that :oldman:salute !!
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  4. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

    Just saw a post about your ( US ) Veterans Day. We have one also :)

    Veterans Day (Swedish: Veterandagen) is observed annually in Sweden on May 29 at the Maritime Museum in Stockholm in honor of people who are or have been serving with the Swedish Armed Forces in international military operations, as well as commemorating those who died during their service.

    Bigger Swedish involvement
    1939 - 1944 Finland, WW2: 9 640 Swedes served. ( Swedish Volunteer Corps ) vs Russia. Front lines in the northern Salla area.
    1960 - 1964 Congo Crisis: UN, 6 334 Swedes served. Involved in fierce battles over Katanga's capital Elizabethville.
    1973 - 1979 Sinai, Egypt: UN, 6 300 Swedes served.


    Swedish Volunteer in Finland


    Swedes in Congo. Note the "Swedish K's"


    Many Veterans are "marked" by this conflict


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  5. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

    Service to ones country, be it Military, LEO, or other front line personnel is honorable.
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  6. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

    Today it is 319 years since the great victory "Battle of Narva" in 1700.
    Under the personal leadership of the mere 18-year-old King Karl XII, Sweden defeated the Russian army by 30,000 men with 10,500 men. 667 Swedish soldiers died while about 12,000 Russians were killed.
    The Swedish battle cry was: "With God's help"

    More about the Battle of Narva: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Narva_(1700)

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  7. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

    Went and read the story of battle, fantastic morning historical reading. Thanks for the sharing.
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  8. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

    I hadn't heard of that either. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing that.

    This is one of the reasons why I like the internet. It's kind of like years ago when you had pen pals in a different country. It just doesn't take months to read their reply letter.
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  9. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

    oh.. just found a cool vid

    The Swedish Caroleans
    The soldiers of the Swedish Imperial Army known as Karoliner, or Caroleans, a strictly disciplined and aggressive fighting force whose notable tactics echoed throughout Europe during the Great Northern War between 1700 and 1721

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