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KNIL Boforses

October 24 2007 at 10:31 PM

Response to Bofors Guns for KNIL



Those 16 80mm L50 were assembled by Wilton-Fijenoord.

That a further 20 were actually delivered amazes me, I have found so far only 24 in service in total. There were however some modern 75mm L55 guns in service (naval/coastal/dual purpose). Could there have been a mix-up?

I am really astonished to see that more than a hundred 40mms were delivered. I, like you, have never found more than around 40 pieces in service...
Dont get me wrong Stellan, I am not questioning your research, but we see time and time again that early KNIL historians have done badly in naming all equipment in service....on the other hand the US army reports at the time suggest the same low figures - was KNIL playing a game with its potential allies? Cant believe that...

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