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Bofors 40mm L/70 Anti-Aircraft Gun

Swedish single-barrel 40mm AA gun

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Specifications
aa.Weapon40mm Bofors L/70 AA-Gun
abDescriptionOne of the most famous guns in history, the Swedish 40 mm (1,57 inch) BOFORS L/60 anti-aircraft gun, improved with a longer 70-caliber barrel
ac.TypeAnti-Aircraft Gun
ad.Calibre40 mm (1.57 in)
ae.Overall Length7,29 m
af.Overall Width2,394 m
ag.OverallHeight2,25 m
ah.Crew6
ai.Country of OriginSweden
aj.AmmunitionHE shell wighing 960 g (2.11 lb); also developed: PFHE, HCHE, HE-T, APCT and training
ak.Effective Range (HE)12 500 m (horizontal) 3 500 m (11 500 ft) vertical
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE)1005 m/s
ba.Feed Mechanism 
bbTraverse360°
bc.Elevation-4° to +90°
bd.Rate of Fire300 rpm
be.SightsNot Available
bf.Muzzle Energy 
bg.Barrel Length2,8 m (110.2 in)
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling 
bj.OperationWeapon elevation and traverse are electro-hydraulic with manual controls for emergency use.
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
bn.Type of Breech Block 
boWeight of Breech Mechanism 
bp.Trails 
bq.Suspension System 
br.Type of Firing Mechanism 
bs.CarriageIn the firing position the wheels are raised clear of the ground and the carriage supported on four jacks.
bt.MobilityTowed 4-wheel carriage
bu.Wheels 
bv.Ground Clearance 
bw.Axles 
bx.Brakes 
by.Wheel Span 
bz.Lubricants 
ca.Propellant 
cb.Detonation Mechanism 
cj.Designer 
ckDesigned 
cl.Manufacturer 
cm.Produced 
cn.Variants 
co.In Service 
cp.Proliferation 
 
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