Stridsvogn M24 (M24 Chaffee in Norwegian Service)

Kingdom of Norway (1946-1990s) Light Tank – 141 Operated The Second World War was rough for Norway. Falling to German invasion in April 1940, the country suffered 5 long years of occupation which only ended with the surrender of Nazi Germany in May 1945. Following this, Norway had to rebuild its military from the ground…

Stridsvogn & Stormkanon KW-III (Panzer III & StuG III in Norwegian Service)

Kingdom of Norway (1948-1953) Medium Tank – 61 Operated Assault Gun – 10 Operated Norway was left battered and bruised by a 5-year long German occupation (April 1940 – May 1945) that only ended with the capitulation of German forces at the end of the Second World War in Europe. Retreating German forces left a…

NM-130 Bergepanser

Kingdom of Norway (Mid-1970s-1993) Armored Recovery Vehicle – 4 Converted In 1946, Norway began to operate a fleet of M24 Chaffee light tanks given to it under a United States-led Military Aid Program (MAP). By the 1960s, the M24 was still in service with the Norwegian Army (Hæren) and was starting to show its age….

NM-116 Panserjager

Kingdom of Norway (1975-1993) Light Tank/Tank Destroyer – 72 Converted After the Second World War, as part of the United States-led Military Aid Program (MAP), Norway received around 130 M24 Chaffee light tanks to help rebuild its military. In the early years of the Cold War, the Norwegian Military (Forsvaret, Eng: “The Defence”) was happy…