Bofors 40mm

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Specifications

(1934-Present)

Type: Antiaircraft gun

Calibre: 40x311mmR (L/60), 40x364mmR (L/70)

Bore length: L60: Japanese versions 94.5 in (240 cm) (60 calibers), all other WW2 production 88.6 in (225 cm) (56.25 calibers)

Capacity: 7-round integral magazine loaded with 4-round cartridge clips; some versions use alternate feed mechanisms

Fire modes: Safe/Semi/Auto, cyclic rate 120 RPM (L/60), up to 330 RPM (L/70)

L/60

Bofors 40mm L/60 AA gun in a Boffin mounting - 40x311mmR
Bofors 40mm L/60 AA gun in a wheeled trailer mounting - 40x311mmR
Bofors 40mm L/60 twin mounting - 40x311mmR
Bofors 40mm L/60 quad mounting - 40x311mmR

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Dunkirk British soldiers single mount on wheeled trailer in AA version 1958
Reptilicus Danish soldiers Single AA mounts, twin mount of Danish Navy Flora 1961
Gorgo Mounted on Royal Navy and US Navy ships in single, twin and quad mountings 1961
The Longest Day German soldiers single mount on wheeled trailer in AA version 1962
Operation Crossbow Single ground mount 1965
Is Paris Burning? Free French Forces soldiers 1966
The Dirty Dozen Single ground mount under tow, playing a German AA gun 1967
The Bridge (Most) Seen on partisans base 1969
We Want the Colonels (Vogliamo i colonnelli) Single ground mount under tow 1973
Soldier of Orange German soldiers single mount on wheeled trailer in AA version 1977
1941 American soldiers Single ground mount 1979
1941 Ned Beatty Ward Douglas Single ground mount 1979
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear O.J. Simpson Detective Nordberg Single ground mount dressed up to resemble a giant Browning M1919 1991
Bullet Ballet archive footage 1998
The Thin Red Line Naval twin mount 1998
Stealth American soldiers Single ground mount 2005
Flags of Our Fathers Marines Naval Mk 12 quad mount 2006
Transformers Mounted on AC-130U "Spooky" gunship 2007
Lone Survivor Mounted on AC-130U "Spooky" gunship 2013
Tom of Finland Finnish soldiers single mount on wheeled trailer in AA version 2017
Dunkirk British soldiers single mount on wheeled trailer in AA version 2017
The Unknown Soldier Finnish soldiers single mount on wheeled trailer in AA version 2017

Television

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Band of Brothers British soldiers "Currahee" (Ep.1) 2001
Ultimate Force UN forces Trailer mounted 2002
Foyle's War - Season 2 British soldiers "Fifty Ships" (S2E1) and "Among the Few" (S2E2) 2003
Foyle's War - Season 3 "A War of Nerves" (S3E4); Mounted on Royal Navy destroyer 2004
Dunkirk British soldiers single mount on wheeled trailer in AA version 2004
Sea Patrol Single naval mount on Australian Fremantle-class patrol boat 2007
Atonement British soldiers 2007
Ultimate Weapons on AC-130 Spooky 2010

Video Games

Game Title As Notes Release Date
Battlefield: 1942 2002
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Single ground mount 2004
Civilization IV "Road to War" scenario 2005
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 40mm mounted on AC-130H Spectre 2007
Dark Sector Single naval mount on a submarine 2008
Mare Nostrum unusable 2008
Call of Duty: World at War L/60 quad mounting 2008
Battlefield: 1943 Single ground mount 2009
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Single ground mount 2010
Medal of Honor L/60 Bofers cannon mounted on AC-130 Spooky II 2010
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 40mm mounted on AC-130 Spooky II 2011
Company of Heroes 2 Single ground mount; The Western Front Armies 2014 2010
Battlefield 4 mounted in AC130 2014
Battlefield Hardline mounted to a grounded AC130 2015
Call of Duty: WWII Single ground mount 2017


L/70

Bofors 40mm L/70 on Bundesmarine Jaguar-class torpedo boat Kranich - 40x365R mm

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
The Seventh Company Outdoors (La 7ème compagnie au clair de lune) Mounted on German patrol boat 1977
April Captains (Capitães de Abril) Mounted on Portuguese corvette 2000



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