Pansarbandvagn 302 (pbv 302), is a Swedish high mobility armoured personnel carrier that was developed to meet the operational requirements of the Swedish Army. It was designed and manufactured by Hägglund and Söner in Örnsköldsvik (now Hägglunds Vehicle AB). The design was commissioned in 1961 as a replacement for the Pbv 301. Production ran from 1966 until 1971. The vehicle has been upgraded but continues in service. The CV 90 series is now supposed to be the standard infantry fighting vehicle for Sweden, although it's mainly in use abroad (with Swedish forces).
The pbv 302 has wide tracks and a high power to weight ratio, and gives exceptionally good off-road mobility, and the low ground pressure enables it to operate over summer tundra and winter snow. It is powered by a Volvo 10 liter, 270 hp diesel engine. The vehicle is fully amphibious with little preparation by the crew. It is fitted with a 20 mm Hispano-Suiza type 804 cannon in a one-man turret. The vehicle weighs 14 tonnes, with a crew of three, commander, driver and a gunner, and a squad of eight troops. The infantry squad is able to fight through two large roof hatches, though standard procedure would be to dismount through the two side-hinged doors in the rear to fight. Maximum road speed is 65 km/h. The range on roads is about 300 km.
The total production was 650 units, circa, and variants include:
Three more vehicles were developed using the Pbv 302 chassis.
Pbv 302 shares common components with the Ikv 91 tank destroyer.