Destroyer Escort USS Slater - 40mm Bofors Anti Aircraft Guns
Bill Maloney

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01 USS Slater Fourty MM Bofors 02 USS Slater Fourty MM Bofors AA Gun 03 Bofors Gunsight 04 Fourty MM Bofors
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05 Bofors Fourty MM Rounds 06 Bofors Plaque 07 Tilt Guage 08 Mk 14 Gunsight
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USS Slater DE-766

Bofors 40mm Cannon Specifications:

Bore: 40mm/56 Caliber
Shell Weight :
Shell Length: 17.62 inches
Shell Types: Anti Aircraft Hi Explosive & Armor Piercing
Horizontal Range : 11,200 yds (2.3 miles) at 40° elevation
Maximum Verticle Range: 22,300 feet
Armor Penetration Capability: 1.2" Steel at 2,000yds
Rate of Fire : 160 Rounds Per Minute Per Barrel Max
Muzzle Velocity: 2,890fps
Gun Weight: 1,100lbs
Crew: 7
Number of Mounts:
2 Dual Mounts
Entered US Service: 1942

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