DRA11024 - 1/400 International Space Station (Phase 2007)
DRA5566 - 1/48 Bf110E Nachtjager
DRA6941 - 1/35 Panther Ausf.G Late Production (Steel Wheel) mit Pantherturm
DRA7279 - 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Mid Production
DRA7546 - 1/72 Sd.Kfz.171 Panther A (2 in 1)
DRA7581 - 1/72 Sd.Kfz.232 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (Fu)
DRA6818 - 1/35 StuG.III Ausf.E (Neo Smart Kit)
DRA6927 - 1/35 StuG.III Ausf.G Early Production, Kursk 1943 (Neo Smart Kit)
DRA6950 - 1/35 Tiger I Early Production Battle of Kharkov
DRR63001 - 1/72 PLA ZBL-09 IFV (Digital Camouflage)
DRR63005 - 1/72 US M1134 STRYKER ATGM
DEALER LOGIN
Dealers Please Click
Here To Login

PRODUCT SEARCH

Orange the new color of Value


Dragon Models USA, Inc.
19223 Colima Rd. Ste 837
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Call: (626) 968-0322
FAX: (866) 365-8721
sales@dragonmodelsusa.com

Bronco Models
Bronco Models
1/35 OQF 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun Mk.I/III (British Army) & Gun Crew Set
Click on any images to view their full size.
ITEM NO: BOM 35111SP
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 4/27/2016
ARRIVED ON: 7/25/2016
Share |
Find This At Your Local Hobby Store
Type In Your Zip Code
*actual product may not be exactly as shown
The British Army purchased several Polish-built 40mm Bofors guns in 1937, designating them the Ordnance Quick Fire (OQF) 40mm MkI. Suitably impressed with this weapon, a production licence was acquired from Bofors and the gun was produced at Royal Ordnance factories in Britain. The gun was changed from metric to Imperial measurements, and several design improvements were made to facilitate mass production. This British built gun was designated the OQF 40mm MkIII, and became the standard light anti-aircraft gun of the British Army. It was designed to operate with the Kerrison Director, a mechanical analog computer which automatically laid the gun after simple calculations had been dialed in. A back-up sight ring and post, known as the "Pancake", was also provided, This was later used as the primary sight as the Kerrison proved too complicated to use in many situations and required constant fuel supplies for its electrical generator. In 1943 the Pancake sights were replaced by the Stiffkey sight which offered lead-correction, the sight was operated by an additinal crew member. British guns were fitted with an armour shield to protect the crew from shell splinters and small arms fire. In British service the Bofors was usually towed by a 6x4 Morris tractor, later in the war the gun was mounted on a 4x4 Morris truck.