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WWII 40mm Mark 2 Anti- Aircraft Round - **INERT**

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    WWII 40mm Mark 2 Anti- Aircraft Round - **INERT**

    Ok, now that we got the disclaimer out of the way.

    Height - 17 3/4"
    Material: Brass, Aluminum & Steel
    Shell: 5-44
    Mid Section: 2-42
    Fuze: 1-43
    Used In: Bofors Gun:
    The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors.

    This is an item from my heavy mortar collection. I bought this probably 20 years ago from a local Craigslist ad.

    Turned out the seller was a garbage man. This was back when they used to get out of the truck, dump the cans in the back and actuate the hydraulic compactor. He saw it before compacting and somehow realized it was inert. At the time I paid $20 for it.

    Probably the best automatic cannon anti-aircraft weapon of World War II, Bofors guns of this type remained in service long after the war ended. This weapon was used on almost every major USA and UK warship of World War II and was a very potent AA gun.

    The USN 40 mm/56 Mark 1 and 40 mm/56 Mark 2 Bofors guns were both water-cooled and were used for all twin and quad mountings. The Mark 1 was a left-hand weapon while the Mark 2 was a right-hand weapon. Except for the barrel assemblies, the components were not interchangeable. These weapons could be fired in single-shot or automatic mode via a selector switch on the side of the slide.

    This is from a few years ago but it's very interesting.....
    The U.S. Air Force is rebuilding tens of thousands of World War II-era cannon rounds specifically for the 40mm cannons on its AC-130U Spooky II. Though the service has long been looking to finally retire this particular part of the gunship’s arsenal, which has increasingly become a logistical nightmare, the aging guns have so far proven too effective to get rid of completely.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      I need one of those for my military mini-museum. It was also a good anti-personnel round as used on the M42 Duster. It didn't have planes to shoot at.
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Well keep your eyes out, because I'll probably post my pair of 1950s M2A1 mustard gas mortars soon. **INERT of course!**
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      I made a lamp out of mine. It's posted here.
    4. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      It took me a while to find it on your page because I was distracted by all the other cool items you have. Looks really good.

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