Swedish Army Documents

Thanks to Carolus L., we have a batch of Swedish military manuals for you today. We always enjoy getting international mail, and the package from Carolus was no exception. The most interesting piece of material was a 1951 general manual covering all type of material from bicycles and gas masks to flame throwers and machine guns. For small arms, it includes the AG42 Ljungman, m/94, m/96, and m/38 Mausers, m/37 LMG (copy of the BAR), m/37-39 (copy of the Suomi), m/45 (aka Carl Gustaf SMG), m/07 pistol (copy of the Colt 1903), and m/40 Lahti pistol. It is in Swedish, of course, so we are more or less limited to looking at the photos and diagrams.

Swedish m/37 BAR

Also in the batch were a 2000 manual on the Kulspruta 58B (aka MAG-58B, aka FN-MAG) and a 1979 manual for the m/48 Granatgevär (the Carl Gustaf M48 recoilless rocket launcher). The m/48 manual is pretty extensive in its coverage of tactics and proper utilization of the weapon, and the MAG-58 manual is chock full of photos demonstrating all aspects of disassembly and functioning of that weapon. Both very cool to browse through.

Lastly, we received a pair of “Militära Fakta” (:Military Facts”) pamphlets which describe the overall TOE and organization of the Swedish armed forces. These are from 1976/77 and 1982/83.

All five documents can be downloaded here, in PDF format. Thanks, Carolus!

Soldatinstruktion for Armen (Swedish, 1951)
Soldatinstruktion for Armen (Swedish, 1951)
Kulspruta 58B Manual (Swedish, 2000)
Kulspruta 58B Manual (Swedish, 2000)
Militara Fakta 1976-77 (Swedish)
Militara Fakta 1976-77 (Swedish)
Militara Fakta 1982-83 (Swedish)
Militara Fakta 1982-83 (Swedish)
Granatgevar m/48C Manual (Swedish, 1979)
Granatgevar m/48C Manual (Swedish, 1979)