13th Army Division

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13th Army Division
13. Arméfördelningen
Södra arméfördelningen vapen.svg
Coat of arms of the 13th Army Division
Active 1941-2000
Country Sweden
Branch  Swedish Army
Size Army Division
Part of Western Military Area (1942-1984)
Southern Military Area (1984-2000)
Headquarters Skövde, Västergötland (1941-1984)
Kristianstad, Scania (1984-2000)

The 13th Army Division (Swedish: 13. Arméfördelningen), also known as the Southern Army Division or unofficially as the Armoured Division, was a division of the Swedish Army that existed from 1941 until 2000. The division headquarters was located in Skövde, Västergötland and later in Kristianstad, Scania. The unit was disbanded as a result of the disarmament policies set forward in the Defence Act of 2000.

Names and designations[edit]

Designation Name Translation From To
XIII.förd XIII.arméfördelningen XIII Army Division 1941 1966
13.förd 13.arméfördelningen 13th Army Division 1966 1994
13.förd Södra arméfördelningen Southern Army Division 1994 2000


  • Braunstein, Christian (2003). Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet. Stockholm: Statens Försvarshistoriska Museer. ISBN 91-971584-4-5.