Bofors (40 mm)

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The Bofors 40 mm is a heavy autocannon used mainly by the United States, occasionally finding use amongst the British and the German vehicles. Introduced around the Second World War, the Bofors 40 mm gave itself a good name due to its reliability as a cannon and general effectiveness.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The Bofors 40 mm has a medium rate of fire.

Available ammunition

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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See also

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Britain and USA anti-aircraft guns
7.92 mm  BESA
12.7 mm  Browning M2HB
20 mm  Oerlikon Mk.II · M168
30 mm  HSS-831L
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA
37 mm  M1A2
40 mm  Bofors

Japan anti-aircraft guns
Type 98 (20 mm) · Oerlikon KDA (35 mm) · Bofors (40 mm)

China anti-aircraft guns
Type 65 (37 mm)

France anti-aircraft guns
Hotchkiss Mle 1930 (13.2 mm) · HSS 831A (30 mm) · Mle51 T1 (40 mm) · Bofors (40 mm)