The Bofors 57 mm guns
are a series of dual-purpose naval guns designed and produced by Bofors Defence
(now a part of BAE Systems
The Bofors gun has a 120-round magazine and a rate of fire of about 220 shots/minute. The rate of fire and the ability to change ammunition types quickly makes the gun suitable for engaging both aerial and naval targets. Normally a computer aims the gun, giving it high accuracy. However, the crew can also train and aim the gun using instrument panels that are either on or in direct contact with the gun.
The Swedish Navy
is the primary user of the gun and Bofors Defence has exported it for use by navies of Brunei, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore and Thailand.
The Mk 3 version with stealth turret housing will enter US naval service as the Mk 110 57 mm gun
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- Bofors 57 mm/L70
- Bofors 57 mm Mk 1
Bofors developed the Mk 1 from the Bofors 57 mm/L60 in 1962. Improvements included a higher rate of fire, the use of new munitions including an improved proximity fuse, water cooling for the gun tubes and a new electro-hydraulic system for rapid training and elevation. Finland, Malaysia, Norway, Indonesia, Singapore and (the former) Yugoslavia are among the countries that adopted the Mk 1.