Dominican Republic Stridsvagn L-60...any info?

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Dominican Republic Stridsvagn L-60...any info?

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July 13th, 2012, 12:31 pm #1

While doing some research on the Hungarian Toldi tank, which is based on the Stridsvagn L-60, I found out that the Dominican Republic received 20 Stridsvagn L-60 in 1960. In 1965, US Forces went into the Dominican Republic to intervene in its civil war, and 2 of these vehicles where destroyed by a 40mm Recoil-less Rifle and the other was engaged by a USMC M50 Ontos and M48 Patton!

Does anyone have any info about markings and how different the Stridsvagn L-60 was vs the Toldi?

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July 13th, 2012, 5:32 pm #2

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July 13th, 2012, 5:46 pm #3

"One great image shows a USMC ARV picking one up."

We are not talking M51 ARV now, are we?

Any chanse you can take a photo of it?

http://www.corbisimages.com/Search#p=1& ... ublic+tank

Cheers,
/E
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July 13th, 2012, 6:06 pm #4


It also appeared in the Hunnicutt book, Firepower (which covered the heavy tanks).

Here is te Swedish tank marked "Pueblo"

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/Domi ... gnM40L.jpg">

Evidently, one example is in the National Museum on the island:

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://img1.elnacional.com.do/image/art ... 4F5AC.jpeg">



Regards,

 


Saúl García
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July 13th, 2012, 6:12 pm #5

Why do you think I edited my post a million times

US troops with Loyalist L60 1965:




From:
http://suite101.com/article/dominican-r ... tle-a39698

Cheers,
/E
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July 13th, 2012, 6:16 pm #6

It also appeared in the Hunnicutt book, Firepower (which covered the heavy tanks).

Here is te Swedish tank marked "Pueblo"

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/Domi ... gnM40L.jpg">

Evidently, one example is in the National Museum on the island:

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://img1.elnacional.com.do/image/art ... 4F5AC.jpeg">



Regards,

 


Saúl García
I have the PSM kit in the stash. Sounds very tempting =)

Cheers,
/E
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July 13th, 2012, 6:20 pm #7

Why do you think I edited my post a million times

US troops with Loyalist L60 1965:




From:
http://suite101.com/article/dominican-r ... tle-a39698

Cheers,
/E
<a href="http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corb ... c604a8.jpg" rel="nofollow"></a>it was in the gallery section in the back.  Of course, this is from memory and from a while ago after taking photos of the Swedish tank and concsidering buying the Balaton resin kit.

Saúl García
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July 13th, 2012, 6:31 pm #8

Don't have the book but I hope to track it down one day.

A bit OT but... Speeking about Dominican Republic, do you have any other recommendation regarding publications with (armour)pictures from the invasion? I'm interested in these small cold war era events. Always good looking armour involved but rarely gets much attention.

Cheers,
/E
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July 13th, 2012, 8:59 pm #9

While doing some research on the Hungarian Toldi tank, which is based on the Stridsvagn L-60, I found out that the Dominican Republic received 20 Stridsvagn L-60 in 1960. In 1965, US Forces went into the Dominican Republic to intervene in its civil war, and 2 of these vehicles where destroyed by a 40mm Recoil-less Rifle and the other was engaged by a USMC M50 Ontos and M48 Patton!

Does anyone have any info about markings and how different the Stridsvagn L-60 was vs the Toldi?

Peter Griffin: Any problem caused by a tank can be solved by a tank.
In 1956 Sweden sold 13 armoured cars m/39 Lynx, and 25 tanks m/40L (L-60 S III) to Dominican Republic.
The tanks are L-60 Mk 3 so to speak. The Toldi is a version of the L- 60 S I tank, but quite similar.
The turret has a different front, gun and MGs, the chassis have also some differences, the ventilation air intakes and extra armour added on the front.


Lynx parading in Santo Domingo.





Stridsvagn m/40L = L-60 S III


Please note that one of the Corbis photos is revered.
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July 14th, 2012, 1:07 pm #10

Don't have the book but I hope to track it down one day.

A bit OT but... Speeking about Dominican Republic, do you have any other recommendation regarding publications with (armour)pictures from the invasion? I'm interested in these small cold war era events. Always good looking armour involved but rarely gets much attention.

Cheers,
/E
so it may be worth getting.

Regards,

Saúl García
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