Driving test?

On the internet there is a picture of a LK II running without a body, where the rider sits on a small platform. We have built a floor and mounted a chair on it to create a functioning driver’s seat. The ergonomics of the driver’s seat is not the best but for limited driving tests, it will work fine.


In some old photos you can see a telegraph operator at work sitting in the cart. On his right hand side there is a visible large antenna.

In the user manual for Strv m/21-29, approved October 1, 1934, is a radio labeled “Apparat 1 W Sv”. We have not found any information about that kind of radio. On the other hand, there was an army radio station labeled “1 W Br m/28” in which Br stands for portable. In comparison the accessory lists are the same for “1 W Sv” and “1 W Br”. We assume that “1 W Br” is renamed to “1 W Sv”.

These three photos of the radio “1 W Br” are taken by Björn Hörstedt at the Army Museum in Stockholm.

Before and after

While a renovation is going on, it is easy to forget how the different parts looked like before we did order them. Therefore, I have done some before and after pictures to show the incredible difference cleaning, painting and general tidying-up does. Not to mention the feeling of knowing that things work as they should.

We start with the powertrain: engine, gear box and steering gear.

Instrumentation and wiring.

We have also replaced the modern rod antenna with a loop antenna.

You need to have a radio

In old pictures of the Strv m21, there is a triangular radio antenna mounted. On the bracket that we are renovateing, the antenna mount has been modified to carry a modern rod antenna.

We have removed the bracket, cleaned brackets for the antenna arms and the insulating plates that the brackets are mounted on

From two broomsticks, we have produced a new triangular antenna similar to the original image.