Swedish Arctic Rangers fighting from snowmobiles

    Winter is coming!

    The Mountain Platoon from the Swedish Arctic Rangers shows off by fighting from snowmobiles.

    This is a live fire exercise from a moving platform and looks like a lot of fun.

    The snowmobiles seem to be BRP Lynx. I think the version is called Lynx 800 Yeti, with some special options like being able to turn all the lights off. Other models include Lynx 6900, Lynx 5900 and Ockelbo 8000.


    Below: The Aimpoint CS red dot sight with a 4 MOA red dot reticle was chosen as the standard sight for the AK5C (FN FNC).


    The Ak5s are ageing and need replacement, said to be around 2020 but expect delays.There are two gas settings, nr 2 gives more gas for winter conditions. Not sure it helped to be honest.


    Going fully automatic with the KSP90, which is the name for the FN Minimi in 5,56 NATO.

    The US version is called M249 squad automatic weapon (SAW).


    An article from 2011 if you’re interested in snowmobiles:  The Armed Forces’ Snowmobiles.

    Note the special option to black out the odometer.

    I personally don’t get to ride snowmobiles too often nowadays, but they’re good fun until you get stuck.

    Here’s the video clip. “Strid från skoter”, translated as “fighting from a snowmobile”.


    A great photographer, Eric Hsueh, posted this related picture and text on his Instagram earlier this year.

    “Two wheels, four wheels, no wheels…as long as there is an engine attached.”


    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.