Did Finland use German tanks in ww2?

German tanks in Finnish use Js were delivered to the Finnish Army. These were of simplified construction, but with the best armor of the series and the long KwK 43 75 mm (2.95 in), well capable of taking on the T-34 or the KV-1.

What type of tanks does Finland have?

Main battle tanks

Model Origin Type
Leopard 2A4 Leopard 2A6 Germany Main battle tank

What weapons did Finland use during ww2?

English: Finnish army World War II weapons:

  • 7.62 mm Mosin-Nagant M/91 rifle with spike bayonet.
  • Finnish 7.62 mm infantry rifle M/27 “army spitz” with M/28 bayonet.
  • Finnish 7.62 mm cavalry rifle M/27 “cavalry spitz” with M/35 bayonet.
  • Finnish 7.62 mm Lahti-Saloranta M/26 light machine gun.

What is Finland’s main battle tank?

Leopard 2A6
The Finnish Defence Forces has received the total delivery of the Main Battle Tank Leopard 2A6.

Did the Finns fight the Vikings?

The Finns apparently did not take part in the Viking expeditions. The end of the Viking Age was a time of unrest in Finland, and Swedish and Danish raids were made on the area, where Russians and Germans also traded.

How many tanks does Finland have?

239 main battle tanks. 212 infantry fighting vehicles. 394 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) (tracked)

Is Finnish Army Strong?

Finland already has one of the strongest artilleries in Europe (1500 systems). The war in Ukraine has showed that even in the 21st century, properly maintaining strong conventional forces remains the key factor in credible deterrence for a non-nuclear state.

How many tanks do Finland have?

What tanks did Finland use during the winter war?


  • Renault FT.
  • Carden Loyd tankette.
  • Vickers 6-Ton.
  • T-26.
  • T-28.
  • BT-5.
  • BT-7.
  • BT-42.

Who did the Vikings fear?

They were particularly nervous in the western sea lochs then known as the “Scottish fjords”. The Vikings were also wary of the Gaels of Ireland and west Scotland and the inhabitants of the Hebrides.

Is Finland’s military strong?

With an arsenal of 700 howitzers, 700 heavy mortars and 100 multiple rocket launchers, Finland has the largest artillery capability in western Europe. Homeland defence willingness against a superior enemy is at 76%, one of the highest rates in Europe.