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50mm Brandt mortar model 1937
60mm Brandt mortar model 1935
25mm Puteaux anti-tank gun model 1937
81.4mm Brandt mortar model 1927/31
81.4mm Brandt mortar model 1939
37mm Bofors anti-tank gun model 1936
47mm Breda anti-tank gun model 1935
47mm Bohler anti-tank gun model 1935
50mm Pak 38 anti-tank gun model 1938
75mm Pak 97/38 anti-tank gun model 1897/38
75mm Pak 40 anti-tank gun model 1940
75mm DT-UDR 26 anti-tank gun model 1943
75mm Schneider field gun model 1897
75mm Schneider-Putilov field gun model 1902/36
75mm Skoda field gun model 1928
76mm field gun model 1942
105mm Schneider field gun model 1936
100mm Skoda field howitzer model 1934
105mm Krupp field howitzer model 1898/09
105mm Krupp field howitzer model 1912
105mm Krupp field howitzer model 1916
105mm Krupp field howitzer model 1918/40
105mm Skoda field howitzer model 1940/43
120mm De Bange field howitzer model 1878
122mm field howitzer model 1910/30
150mm Skoda field howitzer model 1934
75mm Skoda mountain gun model 1915
75mm Schneider mountain gun model 1906/09
76.2mm Putilov mountain gun model 1909
100mm Skoda mountain howitzer model 1916
105mm Bohler mountain howitzer model 1940
13.2mm Hotchkiss antiaircraft machine-gun model 1931
25mm Hotchkiss antiaircraft gun model 1939
20mm Oerlikon antiaircraft gun model 1928
20mm Gustloff antiaircraft gun model 1938
37mm Rheinmetall antiaircraft gun model 1939
40mm Bofors antiaircraft gun model 1930
75mm Vickers antiaircraft gun model 1936/39
76.5mm Skoda antiaircraft gun model 1925
88mm Krupp antiaircraft gun model 1936
155mm Schneider field gun model 1917
40mm Bofors antiaircraft gun model 1930
40mm Bofors antiaircraft gun model 1930.
Specifications
Caliber40mm
Overall length5200mm
Barrel length2280mm
Vertical field of fire-5°/+90°
Horizontal field of fire360°
Recoil length200-250mm
Weight in action2150kg
Weight of barrel103kg
Weight of breach and mechanism195kg
Weight of HE shell0.95kg
Muzzle velocity850m/s
Theoretical rate of fire120 rounds/minute
Practical rate of fire90 rounds/minute
Magazine capacity8 rounds
Max horizontal range12000m
Max vertical range3000m
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Dénes Bernád  (1 April 2007)
The Hungarians also built this cannon under licence. Here are the technical specs.:

DESCRIPTION:	light antiaircraft and antitank cannon

SHORT HISTORY:   the 4.0 cm Bofors antiaircraft guns were widely licensed and used during the Second World War (US Navy, Soviet Army, British Army), as they were probably the best in their category. Hungary bought the license in 1936, and MAVÁG manufactured them until 1945. The gun was used both as a towed antiaircraft piece, and in self-propelled Nimróds as both antitank and antiaircraft.


Manufacturer:		DIMÁVAG
Manufacturer's designation:	4.0 cm Bofors Model 36	
Years of production:		1938-1945
Honvédség's designation:	36 M könnyü légvédelmi ágyú
Number in inventory:		534+363+135 for Nimróds (1938-1944)
		
Caliber:		40.0 mm
Length of the barrel:		2,250 mm
Muzzle velocity:		850 m/sec 
Range - horizontal:		7,000 m		
Range – vertical:		3,000 m		
Elevation:		-5o, +85o
Traverse:		360o	

Weight of the gun:		2,100 kg 
Weight of the projectile:		0.95 kg (HE)
Rate of fire:		120 rounds/min. 
Magazine:		straight, 8 rounds 

Towing mode:		light trucks 

Note:   Could fire also armor-piercing rounds, and so could be used against ground targets. Very modern construction, excellent properties, light. In 1944, 42/a M armour piercing stick grenades used for anti-tank role (9.2 kg total weigh, 2.6 kg explosive charge, muzzle velocity 105 m/s, max. range 700 m, effective range 200 m, capable to penetrate 160-180 mm armor).
Orders placed: 112+186+16+64+17+215+450=1084 pcs. (of this number 150 were for German export. Of this, 60 pcs. were returned by the Germans for defense of Transylvania in Sept. 1944).

Dénes Bernád  (1 April 2007)
AFAIK, the manufacturer's designation was 4.0 cm Bofors Light Antiaircraft Cannon, Model 36.

Wesley Thomas  (16 March 2007)
It is difficult to imagine this weapon being designated "M-1930" in Romanian service as the first land service Bofors guns did not go into service until 1934-1935 (the M-1934 [Bofor's own designation] was the first of the land service Bofors guns built after the Dutch Navy took delivery of some naval mounts in 1932).