Bofors 40mm L40/70

More complex and more effective than the 40/60 which saw distinguished service in WW2, the 40/70 served the Regiment well in many parts of the world from 1957 until 1978 and the introduction of the Rapier missile system.

Bofors 40mm L40/70 anti-aircraft gun in a sandbagged diorama
The Bofors 40mm L40/70 on display in the Heritage Centre.

The Bofors 40mm L40/70 was powered by a 27.5 kVA Meadows generator but could also be operated by hand with a gun detachment consisting of 8 men.

  • Calibre: 40mm
  • Rate of fire: 240 rounds per minute
  • Effective range: 1800 metres
  • Weight: 4 tons, 12.5cwt (11,350lbs or 5150Kgs).