bofors guns

The crew of a Bofors anti-aircraft gun view vapour trails in the sky high above the Dutch-German border near Brunssum, 25 December 1944. © IWM (B 13136)

In 1941 the Swedish army decided to increase the number of armored vehicles.Along with the increase in the production of tanks was also considered an easier way is to set the implement on the tractor (though it took a lot..) For the experiment was taken light caterpillar tractor “Gravely” which mounted a 37-mm gun Bofors m/38 and covered frontal projection armor plates. but,the machine did not satisfy the military (strange if it were otherwise) and work in this direction were curtailed.

Flak bursts blanket the skies above USS Enterprise (CV-6) during the Battle of Santa Cruz, October 26th, 1942. In the distant background the battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) can be seen, as well as two destroyers. Enterprise is credited with downing 46 Japanese aircraft by AA fire, and South Dakota is credited with 26. This outstanding success is often attributed to the recent installation of the new 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun.

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155mm Field Howitzer 77B “Bofors Gun”

Impressive piece of equipment, looks like a lot of fun doing donuts in this thing but I think I watched the whole video mostly because of the synchronized “jogging” of the crew was more entertaining.