Anti-Aircraft Bofors 40 mm Guns

The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft/multi-purpose autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors. It was one of the most popular medium-weight anti-aircraft systems during World War II, used by most of the western Allies as well as by the Axis powers.

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American Anti Aircraft Gun 40mm Bofors in the Normandy Battle Museum (Bayeux, France)

American Anti Aircraft Gun 40mm Bofors in the Normandy Battle Museum (Bayeux, France)

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The British Army had first examined the weapon when they received a number of Polish-built examples in 1937 for testing, known as the “QF 40 mm Mark I” (QF standing for “quick firing”), or “Mark I/2” after a minor change to the flash hider. A licence was acquired and the gun was converted from metric to imperial measurements. They also made numerous changes to the design to make it more suitable for mass production, as the original Bofors design was intended to be hand-assembled, and many parts were labeled “file to fit on assembly”, requiring many man-hours of work to complete.

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In 1938 the United States Army introduced a 37 mm gun of their own design, but found it to be of limited performance. In early World War II, six British Bofors were imported for testing, along with Kerrison Predictor directors, and they proved to be superior in all areas. By the middle part of the war, most of the 37 mm guns had been replaced by the 40 mm.

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In World War II Germany, the Wehrmacht used a number of Bofors guns which had been captured in Poland and France. The Kriegsmarine also operated some guns obtained from Norway. In German naval use, the gun was designated the “4 cm Flak 28”, and was used aboard the cruisers Admiral Hipper and Prinz Eugen toward the end of the war. Japan captured a number of Bofors guns in Singapore and put them into production as the Type 5.

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