Bofors 20mm automatic gun for armored personnel carriers 49114. The bofors 40mm, together with the oerlikon 20mm, were the principle automatic aaa defense weapons of the us navy during the war though many other nations used the types, especially the british. The bofors gun that revolutionised air defences few products developed in sweden have received so much publicity and have been of such historical significance as the bofors 40 mm gun. The bofors gun is a 1968 british drama film directed by jack gold and starring nicol williamson, ian holm, john thaw and david warner. Download and buy high quality bofors sound effects. Bofors 40mm gun, c47 meilin special mission plane, rocaf s2a in military airplanes display area 20111015. The bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the bofors gun, is an antiaircraft autocannon.
Both films were made fairly fast and cheapgold, experienced in tv, keeps them moving with stabs of the zoom lens, an active camera and choppy, roughhewn cutting. Apr 28, 2014 the m3 towed at gun and the m6 tank gun 37mm l53. An automatic antiaircraft gun based on a swedish design and having a caliber of 37 or 44 millimeters. The bofors 37mm at gun really was better than the german pak 3536, but the difference was not drastic in practice. Uncommon belgian manufactured 40mm brass case dated 1939 and complete with primer. The recuperator spring encircles the rear part of the barrel and this, together with the recuperator spring. Ordnance collectors source, military collectibles online. The mono bloc barrel is provided with a flash suppresser. The navy soon narrowed its choices to either the bofors or the british 40mm pompom to replace its 1. The antiaircraft guns used in ww 1 were of fairly large calibre, and it was realised that a requirement existed for a gun of a lighter calibre, to fill the gap between the heavy guns and the much lighter machine guns. It has been portrayed as one of the weapons that came to determine the outcome of the second world war. The bofors scandal was a major weaponscontract political scandal that occurred between india and sweden during the 1980s and 1990s, initiated by indian national congress congress party politicians and implicating the indian prime minister, rajiv gandhi, and several other members of the indian and swedish governments who were accused of receiving kickbacks from bofors ab, a bank principally.
Bofors gun definition of bofors gun by the free dictionary. The bofors gun that revolutionised air defences saabs history. The 40 mm70 was designed to replace the bofors 40 mm60 model 1936 twin mountings with single mounts by doubling the rate of fire rof. With nicol williamson, ian holm, david warner, peter vaughan. It should be noted that although the bofors gun was probably the best antiaircraft automatic cannon of world war ii. Quattrocchi, who came to india in 1968 and stayed on till 1993, had, by his own admission developed a good friendship with rajiv and sonia.
The bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the bofors gun, is an antiaircraft autocannon designed in the 1930s by the swedish arms manufacturer ab bofors. It was based on the play events while guarding the bofors gun by john mcgrath. Navy to adopt their gun, but the bofors had a significantly higher muzzle velocity, the british gun could not be converted to use american powder in place of british cordite, and the british army. This automatic cannon is often simply called the bofors gun and saw service on both land and sea. The bofors 40 mm gun is an antiaircraft autocannon designed by the. Bofors 40 mm gun synonyms, bofors 40 mm gun pronunciation, bofors 40 mm gun translation, english dictionary definition of bofors 40 mm gun. The bofors gun is a 1968 british drama film directed by jack gold and starring nicol williamson, ian holm and john thaw. It stars david warner, nicol williamson, ian holm, john thaw and peter vaughan. The bofors gun 1968 0404 1968 gb drama, war 1h 45m. This initial order was later followed by a license to build them in britain. New bofors 40 mm gun and italian navy see more kerrison predictor. Bofors gun definition and meaning collins english dictionary. Breda now oto melara of italy uses bofors 40 mm l70 gun in its antiaircraft weapon.
List of naval antiaircraft guns the bofors gun 1968 movie about british airmen in germany. Closing in on mr quattrocchi nation news issue date. Bofors gun definition, a 40millimeter automatic gun used chiefly as an antiaircraft weapon. Breda now oto melara of italy uses bofors 40 mm l70 gun in its antiaircraft.
Firearms classified as curios or relics still under the gca. The bofors 40mm antiaircraft gun the bofors antiaircraft gun was developed by a swedish company in the late twenties and in 1937 the war office decided to buy 100 guns and 500,000 rounds of ammunition. Cbi files first chargesheet naming win chadha, quattrocchi, former indian defence secretary s k bhatnagar, former bofors chief martin. Original wwii era 1943 dated drill round for 40mm bofors aa gun. This is how the bofors 40mm aa gun came into being. It is set in 1954, during the british peacetime occupation of west germany following the second world war. It was adapted for the screen by john mcgrath, from his own play events while guarding the bofors gun. The bofors l70 40mm uses a singlebarrel 40mm caliber. Atlanta, georgia, your local atf office, or downloaded from atfs.
The kerrison predictor was one of the first fully automated antiaircraft fire. It was one of the most popular mediumweight antiaircraft systems during world war ii, used by most of the western allies as well some captured systems being used by the axis powers. L70 l70 l70 bofors 40mm automatic antiaircraft gun data. A national service noncommissioned officer david warner comes face. Oct 16, 2016 bofors 20mm automatic gun for armored personnel carriers 49114. Media in category bofors 40 mm70 gun the following 92 files are in this category, out of 92 total. The bofors gun 1968 a british corporal david warner spends his last night in 1950s germany guarding a drunken irish private nicol williamson out to ruin his day. Bofors 40 mm gun and italian army see more italian navy. The bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the bofors gun, is an anti aircraft autocannon.
The pak 3536 had a 37mm l45 barrel, that is, only 1,660mm. This gun was developed in the early 1930s by the swedish firm bofors ab. Thanks to gene yetter and brandt rosenbush for additional material. The bofors gun scam gets another twist with the arrest of italian businessman ottavio quattrocchi. The bofors gun continues to give india an edge over the adversary on the line of control loc and has helped the country to win artillery duels till the time the ceasefire came into effect in. The moment one hears about bofors, it reminds most people about the bofors scam that had rattled the political history in 1980s and gave it a new turn.
Shows wear and use as a drill round for the collector who wants. It portrays the increasingly violent interaction between members of a squad of soldiers. Bofors 40 mm gun definition of bofors 40 mm gun by the free. Jul 01, 20 the bofors gun is a british drama that was directed by jack gold and originally released in april 1968. Screening at edinburgh international film festival as part of a retrospective on writer john mcgrath, jack golds first two features, the bofors gun 1968 and the reckoning 1969, made for punchy, exciting viewing. When talking about aaa defenses, you need to consider 1 the qualities of the gun itself ballistics, reliability, jamming, etc, 2 the type of. In the littoral scenario the gun must have the capability to engage threats that were impossible to engage with conventional gun systems. It was based on the play events while guarding the bofors gun by john mcgrath, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. A national service noncommissioned officer david warner comes face to face with an embittered irish gunner nicol williamson who is determined to humiliate him.
Another wellknown gun made by the company was the bofors 37 mm antitank gun, a standard antitank weapon used by a variety of armies early in the war. The gun is a development of the original 40 mm bofors gun, the term l70 referring to the length of the barrel in caliber. John mcgraths television play the bofors gun was expanded if not improved by this film adaptation. It became so widely known that antiaircraft guns in general were often referred to as bofors guns. Cbi files first chargesheet naming win chadha, quattrocchi, former indian defence secretary s k bhatnagar, former bofors chief martin ardbo and bofors company. Bofors 40 mk4 naval gun todays naval assets need to swiftly adapt to an unprecedented range of roles and scenarios. It was one of the most popular mediumweight antiaircraft systems during world war ii, used by most of the western allies as well as some captured systems being used by the axis.
The m5 tank gun had a slightly shorter 37mm l50 barrel 1,850mm. The bofors gun 1968 cast and crew a british corporal david warner spends his last night in 1950s germany guarding a drunken irish private nicol williamson out to ruin his day. Bofors gun synonyms, bofors gun pronunciation, bofors gun translation, english dictionary definition of bofors gun. Israel began producing guns under license from the. Before the bofors and oerlikon guns, there were no effective longrange antiaircraft weapons between fiveinch batteries and pompoms. Following is the chronology of events in the bofors howitzer payoff scandal. Jul 19, 2012 the bofors gun is a 1968 british drama film directed by jack gold and starring nicol williamson, ian holm, john thaw and david warner.100 1255 655 1422 849 1309 645 372 152 699 251 310 1177 438 1316 69 1214 38 771 1149 922 1624 1229 722 1127 1522 922 22 4 16 2 712 176 1182 732 874 818