Bofors 75 mm Mountain Gun

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Bofors 75 mm Mountain Gun
Chinese Bofors 75mm.jpg
A Bofors 75 mm gun in Chinese service.
Type Mountain gun
Place of origin Sweden
Service history
Used by See users
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Bofors
Manufacturer Bofors
Produced 1928
Variants L/20
L/22[1]
Specifications
Weight Combat: 790 kg (1,740 lb)
Travel: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb)
Barrel length 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) L/20
1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) L/22
Width .95 m (3 ft 1 in)
Crew 4[1]

Shell Fixed QF 75 x 212mm R[2]
Shell weight 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz)
Caliber 75 mm (3 in)
Breech Horizontal sliding-wedge
Recoil Hydro-pneumatic
Carriage 2-wheeled box trail
Elevation -10° to +50°
Traverse[1]
Rate of fire 25 rpm
Muzzle velocity 470 m/s (1,500 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 10.5 km (6.5 mi)[1]

The Bofors 75 mm Mountain Gun was a Swedish designed and built mountain gun of the interwar years that was used during the Second World War.

Design[edit]

The Bofors 75 mm Mountain Gun was built in two main versions, one had a barrel of 20 calibers in length and the other a barrel of 22 calibers in length. Both had a two-wheeled single-axle box-trail carriage with shield, which could be towed by a horse team or broken down into eight mule loads for transportation. In addition to its use by Sweden it was widely exported.[1]

Users[edit]

Photo Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Foss, Christopher (1977). Jane's pocket book of towed artillery. New York: Collier. p. 31. ISBN 0020806000. OCLC 911907988.
  2. ^ "75-77 MM CALIBRE CARTRIDGES". www.quarryhs.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-13.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Christopher Foss: Jane's Pocket Book of Towed Artillery. New York. Collier Books. 1977. ISBN 0354010867

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