Gameicon WAB Gameicon WRD
Nation Flag of Sweden Sweden
Class Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Prerequisite Lvkv fm/43
Variant(s) Lvkv 90
Cost 40 Supply
Armor Front 2 / Side 1 / Rear 1 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium
Icon WRD Air Detection Very Good
Speed 60 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 500 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 600 km
Icon WALB Year 1978
Icon WALB Type Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype Yes
Twin Autocannon Twin Ivakan m/48 (40mm)

The VEAK 40 first appear in Wargame: AirLand Battle, serving as an anti-aircraft vehicle available to Swedish forces.

History Edit

VEAK 40 (stands for Vagn, Eldledning, AutomatKanon, "40" being the caliber) was designed to provide the Royal Swedish Army with a tracked short-range anti-aircraft weapon system. At that time, Sweden only relied on towed Bofors guns and a few outdated Lvkv fm/43 SPAAG of WW2 design.

The project started in 1960 but the first prototype was delivered first in 1964. It used the Strv 103's chassis, mounting a twin 40mm autocannon. It was intended to be equipped with a newly developed Ericsson radar, but the latter was finally replaced by an existing older radar instead, which was underpowered and had limited scanning capability. The intention was to work around this with bigger radar stations feeding the crew information about which direction and altitude to scan at. Engagement range was to be pretty short.

Despite that, the VEAK was of an advanced design and showed promise, but the project was nonetheless ended because it had already exceeded projected costs, and the Army had then decided to focus on the air force.

Weapon Edit

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon Twin Ivakan m48
Type Twin Autocannon No Weapon No Weapon
Name Twin Ivakan m/48
Caliber 40mm
Ammo x 1400
Range Ground = 1050 m
Helicopters = 2800 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2625 m
Accuracy 40%
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power N/A
HE Power 1.5
Icon WALB Suppression 160
Rate of fire 451 r/min


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