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
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.