Hello and a question...40mm Bofors case dimensions


#1

I’m in SoCal and work on Battleship Iowa now located in San Pedro, port of Los Angeles.

I am looking for a dimensioned drawing of the shell casing (not the projectile) for the 40mm Bofors gun.

Does such exist, and if so, can you help?

Thanks for your time.


#2

James,

I have sent you an email with the requested drawing attached.
Hope it is what you want.

Brian

PS- Welcome to the forum!


#3

[quote=“bdgreen”]James,

I have sent you an email with the requested drawing attached.
Hope it is what you want.

Brian

PS- Welcome to the forum![/quote]
Thanks, and as per the email, I also need the rim diameter and case body dimensions at the head and mouth.


#4

Bdgreen, I live about an hour and a half north of there in Mojave. I have one in my shop if you ever need to take direct measurements. :)


#5

Measured from a British example using a digital vernier caliper:

These measurements are for the shorter cased L/60 version (40 x 311mm Rimmed). If you need them for the 364mm Long L/70 version I can provide those also.

Rim Diameter: 2.431"

Case body diameter above groove: 2.190"

Diameter at mouth:1.618"