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Finland and 40 mm Bofors

May 23 2012 at 12:49 AM
Jukka Purhonen  (Login JukkaPurhonen)
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Response to Bofors ammo

Minor correction.

Finland actually never used a 37 mm Bofors but the 40 mm. Only one 37 mm gun was taken as war booty from Russians.

Finland had seven different versions of the 40 mm Bofors:
- Svedish made for Holland
- Austrian
- licence build in Finland
- German
- Polish
- Hungarian
and British.
Plus six guns in Landsverk Anti AA-tanks, navy versions and post war modifications

My sources state that Bofors sold the gun into 17 countries before WW II. Which caliber into which I do not know.

Have fired with a 40 mm - nice gun!

 
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  1. Bofors 37mm AT gun in Finish service - Erik Ahlström on May 23, 2012, 3:54 AM
    1. AT-AA - Jukka Purhonen on May 23, 2012, 12:13 PM
      1. No problems! :-) - Erik Ahlström on May 23, 2012, 5:21 PM
     


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