photo - what is it?

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  1. Hi, I was wandering down a footpath in darkest Staffordshire the other day, and came across this rather odd piece of agricultural equipment acting as "Gate Guardian" for some run down farm buildings. I know some farmers like their privacy, but just who was he preparing for coming down the farm track?

    Seriously, Oerlikon? Vintage? Origin? Sorry the photo's not the sharpest, but my phone was all I had, and I'm sure some of the sleuths of Int cell will be able to work it out![marq=left]
     

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  2. Same as this
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  3. Looks like an Oerlikon GDF-001 in 35mm/40mm
     
  4. I thought Bofors, however my knowledge of ww2 aa guns is limited to what I googled for 2 minutes ago

    and if i squint my good eye I think that plate says "40mm" on it
     
  5. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

    Bofors QF 40 mm Mark III
     
  6. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    A Bofors 40mm in not so good state, as mentioned between the posts above:
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  7. I don't believe it is a Bofors. Look at the front of the weapon, the original post shows it has some kind of engine mounted. The other post show a hydrolic/piston tubes mounted.
     
  8. Did it actually say Oerlikon on the plate, I cant read it. I really think its an old Bofers L60/40
     
  9. maybe a later model ?
     
  10. Bofors with electric elevation and traverse?
     
  11. Looks pretty much bang on to this example:

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    As _Chimurenga_ said, a Bofors QF 40mm.

    You're wrong, Tropper...even though you'll probably claim you used one whilst working as an AA gunner in 1941.....
     
  12. The Bofors L70 had power ellivation and traverse
     
  13. Yep, plate def read 40mm, but no manufacturers marking, hence the post
     
  14. where in staffordshire is this ?
     
  15. Did the plate say something like this?

    "QF 40mm Mk1 (or III)?