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 Author  Topic: New 40mm Single Barrel Bofors Cannon Tech Manual on internet
  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hello Message Board! I just checked with the Historic Naval Ships Assn webmaster Rich Pekelney, and he posted the copy of the PT658's 40mm Bofors Tech Manual online now. It is TM 9-252, printed in 1944, It is an Army service manual for this widely used single Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun of WW II, This is the same cannon installed on the stern section of a great many PT Boats. However it was removed from the wheeled carriage. The boat mounting ring support may have been a little different on a PT Boat, but I am pretty sure everything that rotated above the geared traversing ring gear was identical to these! It is of great use for modelers, historians as well as for restoration purposes. I think there is a section concerning ammunition in there too. Here is a link
http://www.hnsa.org/doc/boforstm252/index.htm

I hope it is helpful to have this information at your fingertips! Jerry




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Thank you Jerry, great manual!



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Another big Thank You!!

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