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Bofors 40mm L/60 Autocannon (Part 2)

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 2, shows an L/60 gun on a basic mounting and explains how the trigger and latches operate to regulate the operation of the gun. The operation of the hydraulic recoil cylinder is demonstrated, as are the actions of cocking, loading and unloading. Only a basic mounting is shown – later mountings were powered for training and elevation and had more elaborate sights but are not covered in this animation.

Part 1 showed the details of the firing and loading mechanism and a link is provided at the end of the movie.

Animation created using Cinema 4D. Music: ‘Borderless’ by Aakash Gandi

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