How many tanks does Finland have?

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

Does Finland have tanks?

Armour and other vehicles

In total, 100 used Leopard 2A6 tanks were delivered from the Netherlands by the end of 2019. … All vehicles will be modernized to the Finnish BMP-2MD standard with thermal imaging and Polish multi-spectral camouflage Berberys-R between 2015 and 2019.

Does Finland have a strong military?

Finland’s official policy states that a wartime military strength of 280,000 personnel constitutes a sufficient deterrent. The army consists of a highly mobile field army backed up by local defence units.

Finnish Defence Forces
Military age 17-18
Conscription 165, 255, or 347 days term

What tanks did Finland use?

Winter War

The Red Army started the campaign with over 2,500 tanks of various types. Finland, for comparison, only had 32 obsolete Renault FT’s, 26 Vickers 6 ton tanks (all without any weapons) and two training tanks, a Vickers-Carden-Loyd Model 1933, and a Vickers-Carden-Loyd Mk VI*.

Did Finland have tanks during WW2?

Many were captured and some were even transformed into the first and only WW2 Finnish tank, the BT-42. Two were active in the summer of 1941 as the “Christie detachment” or heavy tank battalion (Raskas Panssarijoukkue), which also counted three BT-5s (R-97, 98 and 99).

How do I join the army in Finland?

No, finnish defence forces is only available for finnish citizens. So you need to get finnish citizenship before you are allowed to serve in FDF. There is also age limit of 30, so you need to be citizen before that age to be eligible.

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What tanks did Finland use in ww2?


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