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CV9035

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Kenneth Oestergaard shares with us some images of the CV9035, this walk around of the CV9035 is very timely with the announcement of a model of the CV9035 coming from Hobby Boss.
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About the Author

About kenneth oestergaard (keo)
FROM: NORDJYLLAND, DENMARK


Comments

I would like to add some basic info on the CV90 in the Danish Army. I'm not a CV90 crew member, nor have I ever been. The following is therefore just a summary of the official notes the Danish Army have issue during the Cv90'es service life. In the late -90 it had become clear for the Danish Army Staff that a new mean of transportation was required for the infantry. The M113 fleet did not offer adequate fire support during an attack nor was it capable in deep penetration movements. As a gab-stop solution the M92 Pansrede Maskinkanon was introduced, but it was never any success. Most other NATO countries had made this change already; the US ARMY had the Bradley, the Britts the Warrior, the Germans the Marder and so on, so it was time for the Danish Army to look for a Combat Vehicle, in Danish called an InfanteriKampampKøretøj (IKK) . During operations in Iraq Danish units had often been rescued by British Warriors and the basic requirements for an IKK were therefore based on this vehicle. After a long process, ending in three candidates, the Army decided on the Swedish CV90 vehicle. By sep 2007 the first of a total of 45 vehicle was delivered. Before this the Danish units participating in exercise Cold Response 2006, Norway, experienced the CV90 first hand. This was particular interesting for the men from no 2 CoY, 1BN The Royal Lifeguard who were to be the first unit to receive the Cv90. The training took place mostly in Camp Oksbøl but ended with live fire training in Sweden. By the end of June 2008 No. 2 COY had finished their training and thus had become the first IKK equipped Company in the Army. The training was extensive; not only did they have to learn to operate the new vehicle - the new vehicle also brought change in tactics and organization. This was further motivated as the men were informed they would serve as part of ISAF 9 in the first half of 2010. By June 23rd, the chief of staff, General Jesper Helsø¸ officially was handed over all 45 Cv90'es. Less than a month later, by mitt July, all CV90'es were grounded. The final drive couldn't handle the terrain and had to be changed which was done in a few weeks. Exercise Cold Respons 2009 saw the first foreign deployment of Danish CV90'es. From there a platoon was sent to South Africa for climate tests. These tests resulted in minor changes in coolers for the routers and the addditives in the cooling system. Also the air.con system had to have changes made. Besides these necessaries the IKK and thermal cameras for the driver and the infantry, slat armor and a Barracuda system added too. 2nd COY, renamed Bravo COY in Helmand, had to wait for a few weeks in Af'ghan for their vehicles. But on February 11 they started to arrive. During their stay the crew learned to trust and love their vehicles and later teams have felt the same about them. All wars has casualties and unfortunately the Danish Army has loast both Cv90'es AND personel in the Af'ghan war. However, personnel I've talked to all agree that they feel safe in their CV90'es
SEP 23, 2014 - 09:07 AM
Hi Kenneth, I need to correct you a little... Until this date, only ONE CV9035 have been damaged beyond repair.
SEP 23, 2014 - 08:15 PM
Thank you for informations.
SEP 24, 2014 - 03:48 AM
Can anyone speak to the major differences between the 9035 and the 9040? BTW, have you seen BAE's Adaptiv IR camo on the CV9040? Would be awesome if Eduard or someone came out with PE update to put Adaptiv on an existing kit.
OCT 21, 2014 - 05:50 PM
One difference is the slightly raised rear hull compared to the 9040. The numbers 35 and 40 refer to the caliber of the main gun, 9040 = Bofors 40 mm 9035 (danish) = McDonnel-Douglas 35 mm The 40 mm Bofors with 3P grenades is rather impressive ;-) Info about the ammo: LINK Advertising movie ;-) LINK / Robin PS. The 3P is also available as 57 mm rounds ;-) LINK
OCT 21, 2014 - 07:53 PM
Thanks, Rob. I've seen some of the promotional videos of the adaptable, computer controlled ammo. Very cool stuff.
OCT 22, 2014 - 10:34 AM
LINK
MAR 24, 2015 - 10:30 PM
above: a link to Orbital ATK, who makes the Bushmaster III, that is the main armament on the danish CV9035DK. And to ad to Keo's comment, the first clima-testing of the vehicle was made at the same time as ISAF 9 made their deployment to Afghanistan. B-COY had to upgrade their vehicles in between operations in Helmand province. I served as a crewmember on a CV9035DK from 2008 - 2011 i 2/I Royal Guards and was a part of ISAF 9 as well... The vehicle is truely awesome, even though it has maintainance issues due to cutbacks and economical issues.
MAR 24, 2015 - 10:40 PM
Thank you for your comments Peter. The kit is already available as preorders from many companies. Most mark April as release date. I've already made my preorder.
MAR 24, 2015 - 10:56 PM
Thank you Kenneth for all the photos. It will help a lot with my almost completed Hobby Boss CV90-30. This is a pretty good kit, not great. The new CV9035 should be a fun build. Thanks again Kenneth !
MAR 24, 2015 - 11:14 PM