fascinating - Swedish export policies?January 13 2006 at 2:12 PM
Response to Fokker G.1
I was always under the impression dat Sweden did not export at all after september 1939. I guess I was influenced by KNIL historians' complaints about undelivered Swedish orders, like the one of 16 10,5 cm Bofors Howitzers. These were confiscated as early as sep 1939 I think.
So what exactly were the Swedish arms exporting policies?
- nothing to foreign govts that were at war from sep 39 to maintain strict neutrality?
- designs to neutral states (Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, but what about Hungary - were the Bofors/Landsverk designs sold before Hungary's entry in the war? And what about the Bofors 40mms built by Britain?)?
- (small) deliveries to neutral states (12 40mm guns to Portugal in mid-war), unless of course they needed the weapons themselves?