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Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) infantry fighting vehicle

Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) is a Swedish tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) designed by Hägglunds/Bofors and manufactured by BAE Systems AB.

Entering service with the Swedish Army starting with 1993, since that year approximately 1,200 CV90 IFVs were built for numerous customers.

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With each new version of the CV90, the level of protection has steadily increased and along with it, also the mass of the vehicle. The first variant, the Mk0 had a mass of 23 tonnes, while the CV90 MkIII weights 35 tonnes.

Combat Vehicle 90 IFV has a length of 6.55 m (21.5 ft), a width of 3.1 m (10 ft), and a height of 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in).

The crew consists of three (3) persons including the commander, the gunner, and the driver, and has room to carry a maximum of eight (8) troopers.

The main armament varies depending on the version, but mainly CV90 vehicles are fitted with 40 mm Bofors L/70 autocannon, or a 35 mm/50 Bushmaster autocannon for the MkIII and MkIV export models.

The older export versions including the CV90 MkI and CV90 MkII were equipped with a 30 mm Bushmaster autocannon.

As secondary armament Combat Vehicle 90 IFVs are usually equipped with a 7.62 mm Ksp m/39 machine gun and six 76 mm grenade launchers.

Depending on the variants, CV90 vehicles are either powered by a 550 hp (410 kW) Scania DS14 14 liters I6 diesel engine, or by a more powerful 810 hp (595 kW) Scania DC16 16 liters V8 diesel engine.

CV90 has an automatic transmission, a torsion bar based suspension, and a power-to-weight ratio of 17.65 kW/t (24.1 hp/t).

It has an operational range of 320 km (200 mi) and can reach a maximum speed of 70 km/h (43 mph) on road.

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