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40 mm Bofors
Bofors L/60
40 mm Bofors
General Historical Information
Place of origin: Sweden
Category: Anti-Aircraft Gun
Used by:

Great Britain
Canada
Australia
United States
Soviet Union

Debut in FHSW: Debut in Battlefield 1942
Passengers: 1
Calibre: 40 mm
Ammunition: 40×311mmR
Elevation: -5° to +90°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of Fire: 120 rpm
Maximum Range: 2200 metres
Mobile: Yes
Used by vehicles / ships: T54E1
Historical Picture
Bofors real


Developed rom the 1920s by Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors 40-mm Bofors gun is still used by many armies. A fast rate of fire and high muzzle velocity made ​​it an effective multi-purpose weapon. This gun was there as a double trailer (MDL - Navy double carriage) in different versions. It has also been used on ships for air defense and combat against naval targets.
The model from Battlefield 1942 is unchanged in Forgotten Hope. Penetrating power of the gun is more like the original, and also compared to the 2 cm Flak 38. According to their intended role she is well suited to destroy enemy aircraft in the near to medium-range, heavy bomber like the Junkers Ju 88 but this can plug in quite a few hits. Since the projectiles fly relatively slowly and aircraft are very fast, it is necessary that aim holds up very far to meet his goal.

With the Bofors you also can destroy ligth aromoured vehicles and even tanks, but however, the problem is that the gun can not be addressed under the horizontal or if sandbags are on the way.Gun can also overheat, thus compensating for this part again. The Bofors has now correct magazine, the reload time is so short, that is hard to notice. Unlikely in Forgotten Hope, in FHSW you see individual cartridges in the magazine of the Bofors. It was also animated that the number of these decreases with each shot and empty shells are ejected backwards.

Twin 40 mm BoforsEdit

Twin 40 mm Bofors
Twin 40 mm Bofors
General Historical Information
Place of origin: Sweden
Category: Anti-Aircraft Gun
Used by:

United States

Debut in FHSW: Debut in Forgotten Hope
Passengers: 1
Calibre: 40 mm
Ammunition: 40×311mmR
Elevation: -5° to +90°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of Fire: 240 rpm
Maximum Range: 2200 metres
Used by vehicles / ships: HMS Lion
USS Enterprise
USS Gambier Bay
USS San Diego
M19 GMC
Historical Picture
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The twin Bofors gun carriage fires twice as fast as a single gun. It cannot be found on land, but only on ships. Anti-aircraft vehicle M19 has it as a main weapon, but this is completely different structure.


  • Bofors 40mm

40mm Bofors quadrupleEdit

Bofors Mk 12
Bofors Mk 12
General Historical Information
Place of origin: Sweden
Category: Anti-Aircraft Gun
Used by:

Great Britain
United States

Passengers: 1
Calibre: 40 mm
Ammunition: 40×311mmR
Elevation: -5° to +90°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of Fire: 480 rpm
Maximum Range: 2200 metres
Used by vehicles / ships: USS Bunker Hill
USS Fresno
USS Intrepid
USS Louisville
USS Pensacola
USS Saratoga
USS South-Dakota
USS Southerland
Historical Picture
Bofors Quadruple


Mk 12 is two twin gun mounts placed on a rotatable frame, accordingly fire power doubled again.

Ingame you can find them on many American vessels, such as the carriers of the Essex class or the USS South Dakota class, sometimes carriage has also a shield to protect the gun crew.

Bofors sextuple (Mk VI)Edit

40 mm Bofors sextuple
Mk VI
BoforsMk.12
General Historical Information
Place of origin: Sweden
Category: Anti-Aircraft Gun
Used by:

Great Britain
United States

Passengers: 1
Calibre: 40 mm
Ammunition: 40×311mmR
Elevation: -5° to +90°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of Fire: 480 rpm
Maximum Range: 2200 metres
Used by vehicles / ships: HMS Lion
Historical Picture
Bofors Mk VI real


This is a development of the British Bofors with incredibly high rate of fire of six Bofors guns and an almost impenetrable hail of bullets in the sky. The effect is amplified further by the fact that the dispersion of the projectiles is relatively large, which makes it difficult, but at the same time the selective, firing to a single aircraft.

The Bofors Mark VI used only on the British HMS Lion and on some maps as stationary AA-Gun. Like on Gazapus.

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