Swedish Military Uniform

The Swedish Armed Forces have an extensive history, during which it has undergone changes in both the equipment and military uniforms it uses.

The present combat uniforms used by the Swedish military uses the M90 camouflage pattern. The M90 uniform is the standard combat and field uniform worn by the military of Sweden.[1]

Combat uniformsEdit

Earlier uniformsEdit

 
Depiction of Swedish Army uniforms in 1910
  • Swedish standard uniform model 1693.
  • Model m/23.
  • Model m/45.
  • Model m/70.
  • Model m/39 (wool).
  • Model m/58 (wool).
  • Model m/59 (cotton).

M90Edit

The M90 uniform consists of a field jacket (fältjacka), field trousers (fältbyxa), a field cap (fältmössa), and a helmet cover (hjälmdok).[1] Other items issued as part of the field uniform include a green quarter-zip thermal shirt, a combat vest, balaclava, a white winter over-suit, and black leather combat boots.

These items are produced in the M90 pattern in three schemes, woodland, snow, and desert; although the snow camouflage is only issued to specific units. The desert camouflage has been in use with the Swedish ISAF contingent in Afghanistan since 2004.

VariantsEdit

 
A Swedish soldier wearing M90K desert camouflage

The basic field uniform has a number of variations beyond the standard field, desert and winter uniforms.[2]

  • 2002 ADYK - a special operations forces uniform
  • M90H (Helikopter) - a specialised uniform designed for helicopter crews, made from a fire-resistant material. M90H jackets reverse to orange for use as an emergency signaling panel in the event of a crash over land or sea.
  • M90K (Ökenkamo) - a camouflage uniform designed for use in desert environments. It has been on issue to troops of the Swedish ISAF contingent from 2004 onward. It contains the standard M90 splinter pattern, recoloured for use in a desert environment. M90K has earth brown, light green and medium gray splinters on a sand-coloured background.
  • M90L (Lätt/Light) - a uniform in the same pattern as the original M90, made in a lighter-weight material for personnel operating in climates warmer than Sweden.
  • M90P (Pansar) - a special uniform for armoured units and tank regiments (Pansarregemente). This uniform has more pockets with a slightly different design than the standard M90.
  • M90T (Tropical) - a newer uniform designed to replace M90L uniforms, made from a lightweight ripstop cotton material. It is similar in construction to the M90K desert uniform.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b INSTRUKTION FÖR FÖRSVARSMAKTEN UNIFORMSBESTÄMMELSER 2009 v 1.2 (in Swedish). Sweden. 2009.
  2. ^ "Swedish M/90 and M/90K camouflage". Strike – Hold!. April 11, 2009.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Military uniforms of Sweden at Wikimedia Commons