40 mm/70 Breda-Bofors (40 mm)

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Description

The 40 mm/70 Breda-Bofors type 107 is a naval 40 mm autocannon, member of the OTOBreda 40 mm/70 Bofors family. It consists of a single Bofors L/70 (40 mm) mounted on a open-topped base developed by Breda, fed by a 32-round autofeeder magazine.

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History

After World War II, the Italians were forbidden to have a large navy force by a peace treaty. However, with the growing tensions of what became the Cold War, the treaty restrictions were loosened and the Marina Militare (Military Navy) was formed and Italy became a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In 1953, the Swedish Bofors L/70 was adopted as the standard NATO anti-aircraft gun and the Italian company Breda got a production license leading to the Breda-Bofors Type 107. In the Marina Militare, the Type 107 mount which is open-topped and had a 32-round auto-magazine was used on among other vessels, the Albatros-class frigate and the modernized versions of the CRDA 60 t torpedo boats. Other anti-aircraft variants were the Type 64, Type 106 and Type 520, and Type 564. The Bofors L/70 continues to see service in the Marina Militare in the DARDO CIWS ("Dart" Close-In Weapon System) which uses a dual mount to counter threats like anti-ship missiles.

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Italy naval cannons
20 mm  20 mm/65 Breda · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon 3S · 20 mm/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini mod.1939
37 mm  37 mm/54 Breda Mod.32 · 37 mm/54 Breda Mod.38 · 37 mm/54 Breda Mod.39
40 mm  40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917 · 40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917, Modif.1930 · 40 mm/70 Breda-Bofors type 107
65 mm  65 mm/64 Ansaldo-Terni Mod.1939
76 mm  76 mm/40 Armstrong mod.1897/1910 · 76 mm/40 Armstrong mod.1897/1912 · 76 mm/40 Ansaldo mod.1917 · 76 mm/45 Schneider mod.1911 · 76/50 Mk.33 · 76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact · 76-mm/62 SMP 3
100 mm  100 mm/47 O.T.O. Mod. 1928 · 100 mm/47 O.T.O. Mod. 1937
120 mm  120 mm/45 Canet-Schneider-Armstrong mod.1918-19 · 120 mm/50 Armstrong model 1909 · 120 mm/45 O.T.O. Mod. 1926 · 120 mm/50 Ansaldo mod.1926 · 120 mm/50 O.T.O. Mod.1936
127 mm  127/38 Mk.12
135 mm  135 mm/45 O.T.O. Mod. 1938
152 mm  152 mm/45 Schneider mod.1911 · 152/53 mm Ansaldo mod.1926 · 152/53 mm O.T.O. Mod.1929
203 mm  203 mm/50 Ansaldo mod.1924 · 203 mm/53 Ansaldo mod.1927
305 mm  305 mm/46 Armstrong model 1909 · 305 mm/46 Vickers model 1909
  Foreign:
20 mm  2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 (Germany)
40 mm  Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (USA)