Bofors 120 mm gun

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
12 cm akan M/50
12 cm akan M50.jpg
Twin turret on Swedish Destroyer HMS Småland 2010.
Type Naval gun
Place of origin Sweden
Service history
In service 1952 - 1985
Used by  Swedish Navy
 Royal Netherlands Navy
 Colombian National Navy
 Peruvian Navy
Production history
Designer Bofors
Manufacturer Bofors
Number built 54
Barrel length 8.05 metres (317 in)

Shell 23,5 kg
Caliber 120 millimetres (4.7 in)
Elevation max +80°
Rate of fire 40/min
Muzzle velocity 850 m/s

The Bofors 120 automatic mm gun was a dual purpose naval gun. It was initially used aboard Halland-class destroyers and Colombian Navy 7 de Agosto (D-06) and 20 de Junio (D-05). The guns also were used on the Dutch Holland-class and Friesland class destroyers, and later the Tromp-class frigates.


  • Borgenstam Insulander Kaudern; "Jagare". Karlskona 1989. CB Marinlitteratur. ISBN 91-970700-41