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United States' 40 mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft

 

  40 mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft
Bore 1.575"
40 mm
Caliber  
Length of gun 7' 4.5"
Length of bore  
Rifling  
Length of rifling  
Weight traveling  
Weight in action 5,491 lb, 5,549 lb
2,517 kg
Elevation 90°
Traverse 360°
Muzzle Velocity 2,870'/sec, 2,890'/sec
Range of shell 11,000 yards
Ceiling of fire 11,000', 17,500'
3,353 m
Shell weight 1.96 lb, 1.985 lb, 2 lb
0.9 kg
Rate of fire 120 rpm, 160 rpm
Armor penetration  
Breech mechanism  

Sources:

  1. US Army Handbook 1939-1945, George Forty, 1995
  2. Allied Artillery of World War Two, Ian V. Hogg, 1998
  3. US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45 Prewar Class, Mark Stille, 2005
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site