40mm Bofors quad mount aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943

Caption     40mm Bofors quad mount aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 9 Jul 1943
Photos at Same Place Brooklyn, New York, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
26 Jun 2013 02:15:33 AM

The dedicated US late-war AA mounting was the quadruple 40mm Bofors; it was fitted in large numbers to virtually every major US vessel. It was a water-cooled power-driven mounting, the configuration being a twin; quads comprised pairs of twins in a common tub. Shell weight was about 2lb (0.9kg) and rate of fire has been measured at a figure of 150-175 rounds per minute for each barrel of the mounting.

Source: Tony Gibbons. The Complete Encyclopedia of Battleships and Battlecruisers pp253, (Salamander 1983)

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