After World War II, Sweden experienced an acute need for lightly armored vehicles that would provide fire support to the infantry. The Ikv 72 infantry artillery vehicle was created by Landsverk to fill a need. A total of 36 vehicles entered service before 1954. In 1956–1958, the vehicles were re-equipped with a more powerful 105-mm gun and remained in service until the mid-70s designated Ikv 102.
Characteristics are specified for vehicles with crews trained to 100%.