Showing the details of the shells used(where known)
40mm Automatic Gun M1
Designed in 1930 in Sweden the Bofors had two variants the L/60(really L/56) and the L/70 which didn't reach production till 1948, so the data shown is for the L/60 version. America manufactured this gun from 1941 and Chrysler added water cooling.
Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.
The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive
and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The
information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre,
the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation
originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.