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Bofors is an iron works, cannon maker, and defence industry located in Karlskoga, Sweden. The company was founded in 1873 but it originates from the hammer mill "Boofors" founded 1646. Iron Works was a name applied in the 19th century to heavy industrial manufactories whose output products were primarily built of iron and/or steel. ... A small cast-iron cannon on a carriage A cannon is any large tubular firearm designed to fire a heavy projectile over a considerable distance. ... Karlskoga (population 31,293) is a Municipality, in Örebro County, in central Sweden. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A hammer mill is a machine, which purpose is to shred material into fine particles. ... // Events Ongoing events English Civil War (1642-1649) Births April 15 - King Christian V of Denmark (d. ...


Bofors most famous owner was Alfred Nobel who owned the company from 1894 until his death in December 1896. He had the key role in reshaping the iron manufacturer to a modern cannon manufacturer and chemical industry. Alfred Nobel Alfred Bernhard Nobel   listen? (October 21, 1833, Stockholm, Sweden – December 10, 1896, San Remo, Italy) was a Swedish chemist, engineer and the inventor of dynamite. ... Chemical tanks in Lillebonne, France Chemical industry includes those industries involved in the production of petrochemicals, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymers, paints, oleochemicals etc. ...


The name Bofors is strongly associated with a 40 mm anti-aircraft gun based on a Bofors design which was produced and used by both sides during World War 2, and often called simply the Bofors Gun. The gun saw service on land and sea, and became so widely known that anti-aircraft guns in general were often referred to as Bofors guns. 40mm gun of the French swift patrol boat Glaive 40 mm Bofors Polish-made Bofors gun after the Battle of Bzura The Bofors 40 mm gun is a famous autocannon designed by the Swedish firm of Bofors. ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ...


Bofors is today split in two parts Saab Bofors Dynamics owned by Saab and Bofors Defence owned ultimately by BAE Systems. SAAB (originally an acronym for Svenska Aeroplan AB, where AB stands for aktiebolaget (corporation)) AB was founded as a Swedish aircraft concern in 1937 in the city of Linköping, in Sweden. ... BAE Systems is the worlds third largest defence contractor and a commercial aerospace products manufacturer. ...


Bofors Weapons Systems

  • RBS 70 SAM
  • RBS 23 SAM
  • 40mm Tridon
  • 40mm TriAD
  • Archer SP Artillery
  • FH 77 Howitzer
  • 57mm & 40mm Naval guns
  • Bonus Ammunition
  • Excalibur Ammunition
  • 3P Ammunition

See also

The Bofors Scandal was a major corruption scandal in India in the 1980s; several Indian politicians, including then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, were accused of receiving kickbacks from Bofors AB for winning a bid to supply Indias 155 mm field howitzer. ... The following list of modern armament manufacturers presents major companies producing modern weapons and munitions. ...

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Bofors 40 mm gun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2522 words)
Bofors was initially reluctant, the Swedish Navy being a fairly small market, but the Navy eventually agreed to pay for the development of a prototype.
Bofors responded with a gun that was, to some extent, a smaller version of a 57 mm (6-pounder) semi-automatic gun developed as an anti-torpedo boat weapon in the late 1800s by Finspong before Bofors drove them out of business.
The German 37mm Flak 28 was heavily based on the Bofors, as well the Wehrmacht used a number of Bofors guns that were captured in Poland and France.
Bofors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (217 words)
Bofors most famous owner was Alfred Nobel who owned the company from 1894 until his death in December 1896.
The name Bofors is strongly associated with a 40 mm anti-aircraft gun based on a Bofors design which was produced and used by both sides during World War 2, and often called simply the Bofors Gun.
In recent years Bofors has lost much of its reputation in Sweden due to various suspect affairs, the most scandalous being the briberies to India in 1986, a venturesome business that has been associated with the murder of Olof Palme.
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