The Swedish Bofors 40mm, an anti-aircraft autocannon, gun was adopted by many countries. It fired a 40mm shell at a rate of 120 rounds per minute. This animation, part 1, shows the firing and loading mechanism. Part 2 should show the basic mounting and explain how the cocking, trigger and latches operate to regulate the operation of the gun. Note that Part 1 is still ‘work-in-progress’ and will require some changes, but the essential mechanisms shown are thought to be accurate.
Hi, I’m Rob, otherwise known as VBBSMYT.
I create the animations on my iMac using Cinema 4D, which I find very intuitive, and allows me to add smoke and flames, and then send the model to my trusty Render farm.
I make my models as accurate as possible through reference books and particularly good drawings. You may have seen my animations of early torpedoes and machine guns on YouTube. I enjoy finding out how things work and it has been fascinating to track the development from the late Victorian period up to World War 1.