Check our historical article on this vehicle here: https://thearmoredpatrol.com/2015/03/07/luftvarnskanonvagn-l-62-anti-ii-finnish-aa-spg/
The L-62 ANTI II is a Swedish SPAA design, developed in the early 1930’s by the AB Landsverk company based on their L-60 light tank. Despite being built in only small numbers and used primarily by foreign nations, the L-62 ANTI II will be one of many interesting units awaiting tankers in the Swedish ground forces tree, coming to War Thunder as part of update 1.97!
Briefly: An early 1940’s Swedish SPAA design, developed on the basis of the Landsverk L-60 light tank, featuring a single 40mm Bofors cannon mounted in an open-top turret.
L-62 ANTI II, SPAAG, Sweden, III rank.
- Powerful 40mm Bofors cannon
- Effective against both aerial and light ground targets
- Vulnerable, open-topped turret
Development of the L-62 began in 1931, with the Landsverk company choosing to convert their L-10 light tank into an SPAA unit as part of a plan to create a range of vehicles intended for the export market. During development however, Landsverk created the more advanced L-60 tank, leading to the decision of continuing development of the L-62 on that chassis instead of the previously used L-10.
The first prototype of the L-62, named ANTI I, was built by the end of the 1930’s in parallel with the L-60 then tested. While the Swedish military didn’t express interest in procuring the L-62, the Hungarian military purchased the production licence for both the L-60 and L-62, resulting in the creation of the domestically produced 38M Toldi and 40M Nimród tanks, respectively.
Landsverk continued developing the L-62 into the early 1940’s, creating a more advanced version of the L-62 in 1941, called the ANTI II. The improved version featured a new hull and turret, as well as having its German transmission swapped out for a Swedish one.
A total of six L-62 ANTI IIs were built, all of which were purchased by Finland and subsequently used in action throughout the remainder of WWII. Surviving the war, the L-62s were used as training vehicles in the postwar period and right up until their retirement in 1966.
In War Thunder, the L-62 ANTI II will be one of many interesting vehicles awaiting tankers in the upcoming Swedish ground forces tree, arriving in the game as part of update 1.97. Being a rank III SPAA vehicle, the L-62 ANTI II is a highly flexible machine, capable of both taking on aircraft when used in its intended role, as well as lightly armored ground vehicles thanks to its slow-firing, yet very punchy 40mm Bofors cannon!
As already mentioned, the L-62’s primary means of dealing with enemies of various kinds is embodied by its single 40mm Bofors cannon, mounted in a fully rotatable open-topped turret. Although being on the somewhat lower end of the fire rate spectrum with its 120 rounds/min rate of fire, the familiar 40mm Bofors makes up for this by being highly accurate and highly destructive once a round connects with the target.