|Notable for||perfect for expedition in cold weather|
|Fuel||gasoline or Diesel|
|Maximum Torque||100 kW|
|Diesel engine or gasoline engine|
|Curb Weight||7 T|
|Ground Clearance||0,35 m|
|Can be transported in a container?|
|Requires an Export Licence?|
|Fuel Capacity||160 L + 2x 20L|
|Fuel Consumption||20L/100km or 15L/100km|
|Speed on Road||50km/h|
Sterling Hägglunds Bandvagn 206 vehicles for sale. Buy a tip-top Scandinavian monster engine.
A Finnish derived model Sisu Nasu (Sisu NA-140 BT and NA-110) for sale, too. You may also buy an earlier model Volvo Bandvagn 202. A Russian equivalent, although of older date, would be an ATS-59G and GT-SM.
Manufacturer: BAE Systems Hägglunds
Bandvagn 206/208 (Bv 206/208) a terrain vehicle for up to 17 combat soldiers. Bandvagn 206 is the basic version of the Hägglund trolley family with a plastic body. More than fifty variants of Bv 206 have been manufactured, both military and civilian versions. Common to all Bandvagn 206 is a very good approach in almost all types of terrain, regardless of weather conditions. Bandvagn 206D which has diesel engine is named in the Armed Forces Bandvagn 208.
In the early 1970s, the Army began to look for a replacement for the then bandwagon Bandvagn 202/203. Bv 202 developed by Volvo had been in service for about 10 years. The new requirements that were imposed on the next tire trailer included higher load capacity, better road characteristics, higher reliability and lower maintenance costs. Volvo and Hägglunds competed for the contract. Hägglunds invested and had 25 designers, 10 testers, 30 engineering engineers who together spent 600,000 development hours at a cost of SEK 200 million. In 1974, Hägglunds won the contract. Three test series were built and in June 1979 the Army ordered 3500 copies of the bandwagon and has since ordered an additional 1000 wagons.
In 1990, Hägglunds, in collaboration with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV), could present an armoured further development of Bv 206, Bv 206S or within the Swedish Armed Forces designated as Bv 308/309. In connection with the disarmament of the Swedish Armed Forces in the early 2000s, a number of the Swedish Armed Forces' bandwagoners were transferred to the civil defence, including to the Swedish Road Administration (later the Swedish Transport Administration) and the Swedish power network.
Bv 206 is very suitable for service among hunter, scouting and grenade launchers, as these soldiers usually operate in poor and difficult to access terrain. The low weight means that it can be transported with a variety of transport helicopters and aircraft and thus can also be landed. Bv 206 is an amphibious vehicle that can cross watercourses, but only after certain preparations.
The origins of the Bv206 are based on the demands of the Swedish military for an extremely all-terrain, buoyant and snow worthy transport vehicle to replace the Studebaker M29 Weasel from American production. For example, the Swedish procurement office Försvarets materielverk (FMV) was looking for a successor in the mid-1950s and commissioned Volvo to produce the Bandvagn 202 in late 1961.
From 1970 the FMV was looking for a successor for the 202 and in 1971 put out a development contract for which several companies applied. After a three-year selection process, the Hägglund & Söner company was commissioned with the development in 1974. The topography of Sweden was required for every season. This meant that it was suitable for snow, buoyancy, suitable for off-road use with high climbing and climbing ability and simultaneous mobility in order to be able to follow other motorized dressings, as well as use at temperatures of –40 ° C.
The prototype of the Bandvagn 206 developed by Hägglund & Söner was tested in a four-year troop test, whereby the military also determined the operating costs compared to the Bv202. 1979 FMV commissioned the company, BAE Systems Hägglunds AB since September 2004, with the series production of initially 3500 vehicles with an order volume of 800 million Swedish kronor.
The low weight of the team also allows it to be transported as an external or internal load. The CH-53G in the picture flies partially refuelled to be able to pick up the Bv206D from the KFOR troop at 1600 m without separation.
The "Hägglunds" or all-terrain vehicle is an air-transportable treadmill vehicle. The vehicle, which is divided into a front and rear section, is connected by hydraulic articulated steering. It changes the position of the front and rear carriages relative to one another and thus enables the team to be steered. While regular tracked vehicles make a change of direction over different circumferential speeds of the chains, the steering of a belt wagon is done by interlocking the front and rear carriages with each other, similar to a wheel loader. The rear car is not, as one might mistakenly assume, a trailer, but a fixed part of the vehicle, without which the vehicle cannot be driven.
The drive of the front end also affects the chains of the rear end. The cabins of the Bv 206, which are equipped with rollover protection, are made of flame-retardant glass fibre reinforced plastic, which is connected to the chassis frame by four rubber cushions. The Hägglunds can be equipped with a branch deflector on the front of the vehicle to protect against deep branches. There is an option with a tarpaulin cover for weapon carriers. To increase the transport capacity, the trailer can be fitted with a special floating 2-axle trailer.
On the other hand, the armoured version of the armoured version Bv206S was completely revised. Made of armoured steel, they offer protection against hardcore ammunition in 7.62 × 54 mm R calibre and artillery splinters. The vehicle was equipped with an ABC protection system and has air conditioning. Despite the additional weight of 500 kg, the ability to swim and the air is retained.
All variants of the vehicle can be transported as an internal load in a number of transport-aircraft or as an external load on transport helicopters. If the weight of helicopters exceeds the flyable mass, the Bandvagn can be divided and flown individually.
The first Hägglunds from the Swedish armed forces were powered by a petrol engine from Ford. The V-6 engine also used in the Ford Granada had an output of 100 kW with a displacement of 2.79 litres. Depending on the nation, the following models received 5-cylinder diesel engines of the type OM 617.957 with an output of 92 kW at 4350 / min or six-cylinder diesel engines of the type OM 603.950 with an output of 100 kW at 4600 / min from Mercedes-Benz from 1982. They were referred to as Bv 208 and marketed in export as Bv 206D. The maximum speed is 50 km / h on land and 3 km / h on water. Shifting takes place with an automatic transmission from Mercedes-Benz. The W4A-040 has four forward gears and one reverse gear.
The armoured variant Bv206S was equipped by the manufacturer with a 6-cylinder monoblock M16 diesel engine from Steyr. It produces 130 kW from a displacement of 3.2 litres and allows a top speed of 52 km / h on roads and 4.7 km / h in swimming mode. The manual transmission chosen was the W5A-580 automatic transmission from Daimler-Benz with five forward and two reverse stages.
The Bv206D field transport vehicle has been used in the German Armed Forces since 1984 and, from November 23, 1993, it was given the nickname "Husky" on a proposal from the division command of the 1st Airborne Division. In a first construction lot, twelve Bv206D in the transport variant were procured to equip the German shares of the Allied Mobile Force / Land (AMF / L) and units of the Airborne Brigade. The Husky thus served in the airborne artillery battery 9 as a traction device for the 105 mm mountain howitzer and in the paratrooper battalion 262 as an emergency vehicle.
Due to the positive experience, a second lot of 63 Hägglunds was commissioned in 1989, which was followed by further orders with an additional 89 vehicles until 2006. The Bundeswehr procured a total of 168 Bv206Ds, which are primarily used by the airborne and mountain troops. They serve as passenger, ammunition and carrier vehicles as well as radio and command vehicles in different designs. The basic version can also be equipped with a set that includes, among other things, weapon mounts and ski boxes for the mountain troops.
The armoured Husky variant Bv206S was already a candidate for the German armed forces in the early 1990s as part of the procurement project "Command and transport vehicles, lightly armoured and air-loaded". The first prototypes were tested in 1994 and were planned for the crisis reaction forces at the time. The Bv206S has been used as an ambulance and combat base vehicle since 2004. A total of 75 ambulance vehicles of this variant are in use, including at the KSK, in the ambulance trains of the paratrooper battalions and in the two airborne medical companies of the Rapid Forces Division. In 2007, Rheinmetall Defense delivered an additional four ambulance vehicles to the Bundeswehr as part of an operational need. The vehicles converted to the "Moving Medical Team (BAT)" are used in Afghanistan.
In the years 2006 to 2009, the Bundeswehr also received 81 transport and command vehicles  of the Bv206S model for the mountain troops. The purchase of another 42 Bv206S is targeted. As a result of purchases in recent years, the number of Bv206D / S in service in the Bundeswehr has increased from 168 units in 2003 to 370 vehicles in 2009.
Hägglunds are used by civilians, the technical relief agency and the environmental offices of the federal states. The tasks mainly consist of the transport of crew and equipment as well as the transport of salvaged items in areas of the shore that are difficult to access and in the Wadden Sea.
Finland was the first export customer to order the Bv206. Between 1982 and 1987, 400 units with a petrol engine were delivered. They replaced the Bandvagn 202. The vehicles serve as weapon carriers for mortars and anti-tank weapons as well as for the transportation of materials and people.
In the early 1990s, the Finnish armed forces supplemented the vehicles with the Bandvagn NA-110 and NA-114 BT. Visually and technically they resemble the Hägglunds, but are vehicles of the Finnish company Sisu Auto.
France ordered 50 Bv206Ds for the first time in October 1992, 32 of them for the 27th Gebirgsjägerbrigade (27th Brigade d'Infanterie de Montagne) and 18 for the 3rd Infantry Regiment of the Foreign Legion (3e Régiment étranger d'infanterie) in French Guiana. The variants extend to personnel and material transport in the basic variant, as well as a hook, unwind system. A total of 223 vehicles are to be procured in the Bv206D and Bv206 versions by 2015.
In 1982 the Italian military ordered 30 Bv206 as a material and passenger transport vehicle. They were assigned to the Alpini by the V-6 petrol engine. Of the 53 Bv206 procured from 1986, three serve as weapon carriers for the TOW weapon system and thus have a tarpaulin cover. Between 1999 and 2003, the vehicles were subjected to an extended service life and brought to stand Bv206D with 6-cylinder diesel engines. At the same time, twelve more Bv206 were ordered and the Bv206S tested. A total of 189 Bv206S were ordered and delivered between 2004 and 2007. The vehicles listed as Veicolo Cingolato Blindato Bimodulare (German "bimodular armoured tracked vehicle") are used as ambulance, transport, tank, radio, recovery and repair vehicles by the mountain troops.
Canada bought 78 Bv206 between 1983 and 1985. The basic variant serves as a material and person transporter, ambulance vehicle, combat base vehicle and towing vehicle for the light field howitzer GIAT CN 105 LG 1. The variant with tarpaulin cover was selected for the TOW weapon system and mortar.
As a member of the mobile intervention association AMF, some Bv206 were stationed and stored in Norway. During the Cold War, they were intended to serve as a means of transportation for the Canadian troops deployed on the north flank of the defence alliance. During Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, vehicles were deployed through Canada that were air polluted by CH-47 transport helicopters.
The Corps Mariniers of the Dutch Navy (Koninklijke Marine) received Bv206D as a replacement for the Bandvagn 202 between 1990 and 1992. The 156 vehicles are used as a team transport vehicle and, through various sets, as mortar carriers, combat base vehicles and as anti-tank vehicles with the M47 Dragon weapon system and the successor Spike used.
The Bv206D was additionally equipped with a rotating ring mount in 2001 and armed with a Browning M2. The vehicles were used in Cambodia, Bosnia, Haiti, Eritrea and Iraq. With the purchase of the successor BvS10, 74 vehicles will be retired. The remaining 82 copies will be completely overhauled.
U.S. Marines of the 25th Infantry Regiment participate in the NATO exercise Strong Resolve. The Bv206 belongs to Norway's military and has a TOW starting system on the rear car.
Artillery reconnaissance radar ARTHUR on a Bandvagn 206
Norway bought over 4,100 vehicles from Hägglunds Vehicle AB between 1981 and 1985, making it the second-largest user country. At the end of the 1990s, all Bv206s that did not have a 6-cylinder diesel engine were decommissioned. They serve the military as a material and personal transporter, mortar carrier, radio and command vehicle, combat base vehicle, ambulance vehicle and as a platform for the ARTHUR artillery surveillance radar. Most of the variants were equipped with the rotating ring mount NM165, to which heavy infantry weapons can be attached.
In the civil sector, the Hägglunds is used by UNIS as a transport vehicle for the excursions and expeditions of academic staff and students, among others.
The Bundesheer procured a Bv206D for testing purposes in 1994. The vehicle examined at the Army Driving School was equipped with the 6-cylinder Steyr diesel engine from the Bv206S and has been in service since December 5, 1997. The vehicle used in the mountain combat centre in Saalfelden is a one-off.  In July 2016 it was announced that the German Army would place an order for 32 vehicles of the further developed type Hägglund BvS 10. The vehicles are intended for high mountain troops.
The Bv206D is used by all types of troops in the Swedish armed forces. From the initially ordered 3500 copies, the number was increased to over 4500 Hägglunds by 2006. They serve the military as a material and person transporter as well as a weapon carrier. For example, the Pansarvärnsrobotbandvagn 2063 carries the TOW or BILL weapon system for anti-tank defence. A total of over 25 sets of equipment are used, from radio and command vehicles to ARTHUR artillery surveillance radar.
The armoured variant Bv206S has been used since 1993 and is listed as Bv308. They were used by SFOR and KFOR and are used in the Swedish parts of the Nordic Battlegroup. Up to June 2006, a total of over 92 vehicles in the versions ambulance, passenger transport and charging change system had been ordered and delivered. The total cost was over 93 million Swedish kronor.
The Spanish army ordered 40 Bv206 at the end of the 1980s. The armoured version of the army has also been used since 2003. A total of 50 Bv206S were ordered and delivered. The majority of the vehicles operated as TOM (Tractor Oruga de Montaña) in Spain are used in the mountain troop brigade Brigada de Cazadores de Montaña "Aragon I".
The United Kingdom's armed forces tested four Bv206s with different kits from September 1981. Between 1986 and 1989, 200 Bv206 petrol engines were ordered, some of which were later upgraded to Bv206D. Under the name All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV), they serve as mortar carriers, as material and person transporters, ambulance vehicles, command and command vehicles and as transport vehicles for the satellite radio system VSC501. Most vehicles are used in the 3rd Commando Brigade of the Royal Marines. The army used the vehicles in the shares of the Allied Mobile Force / Land as well as in the IFOR and SFOR contingents. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Hägglunds were used by the British military for the first time in Operation Telic.
The armoured version Bv206S was not procured in favour of the further development BvS10.
The U.S. Army tested the vehicle at the Cold Region Test Center in Fort Greely in the 1980s. Between 1983 and 1989 the armed forces received 1100 Bv206, which were introduced under the designation M973 / M973A1 Small Unit Support Vehicle. The vehicles were used by the 172nd Infantry Brigade, the Alaska Army National Guard, but also in Germany at the headquarters of the Allied Command Europe Mobile Forces (AMF). The United States Marine Corps has ten M973s at the Mountain Warfare Training Center. A further 150 were stationed in Alliance defence in the Cold War in Norway.
BvS10 of the Dutch Navy. The sixth wheel makes the difference to the Bv206S. In addition to a weapons station, the vehicle has cage armour and a smoke system.
The BvS10 has been completely redeveloped based on the Bv206S. The steering system, drive, chassis and armour have been improved. The almost 70 cm longer vehicle was also equipped with a mine protection to protect the crew against anti-rifle mines with an explosive mass of 500 g.
Like its predecessors, it can be transported by air. It is used under the name "Viking" by the Royal Marines of the British Royal Navy and the Corps Mariniers of the Dutch Navy.
For the civilian market, BAE Systems presented the BvS10 Beowulf in 2015