Swedish Scania SKPF KP-bil APC in the Congo during the Congo Crisis. A stop-gap solution, the KP-bil first came into conception in 1941, when tanks were organized into a unit of their own. It was clear there was a desperate need for a troop carrier able to both keep up with the tanks and provide protection against artillery shrapnel and small-arms fire. Due to the war there were no international suppliers to buy from, so the only option was to develop a domestic solution. Thus, the KP-bil.