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. More complex and more effective than the 40/60; the 40/70 L3 served The Corps well in many parts of the world, which included – Germany. Cyprus, Malaya and Belize, until it was phased out in 1978. The L70 was powered by a 27 5 KVA Meadows Generator but could also be operated by hand.
A gun detachment consisted of 8 men.
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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).