Workplace of the Swedish anti-tanker
The light, unobtrusive, rapid-firing Swedish cannon had become one of the brightest representatives of its class. It was such guns that actually put an end to the light tanks of the interwar period. Traditionally, Bofors focused on exports, and the 37-mm pkan M/34 was no exception – a number of buyers lined up almost immediately for a new successful gun. It became the first and main Finnish anti-tank gun in the Winter War, which turned out to be a very unpleasant surprise for the tank units of the Red Army.
Even earlier, the Wehrmacht had a chance to get acquainted with the Swedish cannon. In the autumn of 1935, the Poles bought about 300 guns from the Swedes, and also established their own licensed production. Along with it, some of the Polish guns were also exported. For German tanks in September 1939, these guns proved to be a serious opponent, without any problems they pierced not only the armor of light Pz.Kpfw.I and Pz.Kpfw.II, but also more protected Pz.Kpfw.III and Pz.Kpfw.IV.
The development, production and combat use of Swedish weapons and their Polish licensed version is described in the article ''Swedo-Polish Tank Killer''. And in the proposed photo review, the Swedish 37 mm pansarvärnskanon m/38 cannon, exhibited at the Swedish Arsenalen Museum, is presented.
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