This excellent thread has given me some real hallelujah moments and it's often thanks to you guys with sharp eyes on auction sites - that a new piece of the puzzle pops up every now and then.
I believe there are still many good people out there with an interest in odd vehicles that has asked themselves what odd but funny vehicles is shown in their photographs. I have for years, along with colleagues of the SPHF (Swedish ArmourHistorical Society) been trying to trace each and one of the Landsverk L-181 / L-182 and L-180 armoured cars built - from the production line to the battlefield / scrap yard. All in all it is 49 different vehicles, in service with :
Lithuania, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Ireland and Sweden. Captured vehicles also saw use with the Red Army and with the German Ordnungspolizei, SS and the Wehrmacht.
There is a website being built up with some information about this research, and also some mysteries posted which I sincerely hope and believe that we may be able to find, at least some, answers for.
There have been many pieces of the puzzle gathered, but there are still lots of them spread outthere - piece by piece - and any assistance would be greatly appreciated! I must state that we are no businessmen trying to make money, just a couple of armour enthusiasts trying to work with a 49 vehicle puzzle - as they were built not far from our homes - in Landskrona (Sweden) - and endured an interesting service period - not well documented - and stretching out on Ireland until the early 1980s before being phased out!
Feel free to check in here and I would be glad to hear more from you experts and enthusiasts outthere!
/ Thorleif Olsson