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40mm Twin Bofors Mk V

Seen on the port side forward aboard HMS Belfast is one of three refurbished examples of the seven-ton 40mm twin Bofors Mk V mount which can be trained and elevated by visitors. The 40mm Bofors was one of the most popular medium-weight AA systems during World War II, used by most of the western Allies as well as various other forces. The cannon remains in service in various roles to this day, making it one of the longest-serving artillery pieces of all time.

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Taken on October 21, 2010