Sweden’s Never-Built Nuclear Submarine Would’ve Been a Hazard
In terms of modern diesel-electric submarines, it’s hard to beat Sweden. In 2005, one of them — the 200-foot-long HMS Gotland — sneaked up and virtually destroyed the American Nimitz-class carrier USS Ronald Reagan in a simulated war game. That was due in part to the ultra-quiet Stirling engines... Read more
This Swedish Howitzer Could Fire Faster Than You Can Say ‘Bandkanon’
During the 20th century, Sweden developed many weapons at the top of their class despite not being a superpower. From the Swedish K SMG to the AT4, Swedish weapons have won American orders and proven themselves to be excellent in the field. However, one of the most interesting and... Read more
In Pictures — Sweden and America’s Big War Games
The United States and several NATO member states are participating in Sweden’s Aurora-17 military exercises. The war games are the largest military maneuvers Sweden has undertaken in more than two decades. Some 19,000 Swedish military personnel from all service branches are participating in the exercise, as are people from... Read more
Like ‘Forrest Gump,’ but With Castration, Explosions and Joseph Stalin
Dig deep enough in Netflix and you might find a Swedish movie called The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared. The title is a mouthful. The plot is insane. It’s the story of Allan Karlsson, a former spy for both Russia and America during the... Read more
The Swedes Got Their Hands on Some Browning Automatic Rifles
In 1920 the Swedish army purchased 700 Browning Automatic Rifles from Colt. This was before Fabrique Nationale acquired the European manufacturing rights. These weapons differed from the original M1918 pattern as they chambered Sweden’s 6.5-by-55-millimeter cartridge. They also had a detachable pistol grip and a bipod — something the... Read more
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