Bofors 40mm SP
Carrier, 30 cwt, SP, 4x4, 40mm AA (Bofors) Morris-Commercial C9/B
The Morris-Commercial C9/B was as conversion of the C8 first developed as a machine-gun carrier then a 2-pdr anti-tank gun carrier.
In 1943 a number of conversions of the C8 were made for specialist roles. Among them was the C8 AT converted to tow 17pdr AT gun and the C9/B self-propelled Bofors Anti-aircraft gun.
Manufactured by: Morris Commercial
Armament: (1) 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun
Engine: 8 Cylinder
The C9/B was conceived as a mobile gun platform for defence in transport columns against air attack. Every light anti-aircraft regiment had a battery of six self-propelled guns attached to it.
The Morris-Commercial C9/B or its official designation Carrier, 30 cwt, SP, 4x4, 40 mm AA (Bofors) was a truck mounted 40mm Bofors gun utilising an elongated C8 chassis. It, and the very similar Canadian built Ford F60B, became the most prolific of all British AA vehicles, becoming the standard equipment in all theatres of war from 1943 onwards.
The C9/B was a 4-wheel drive and was powered by a 30 hp engine. The equipment was designed as a dual-purpose weapon for anti-aircraft/ anti-tank use. However, by 1944 it only posed a threat to lighter enemy armoured vehicles. Several variants existed, but the most common utilised the Bofors 40mm Mk 5 mounting. The frame had no footrests and the firing platform was modified to take two ammunition boxes. A special seat was fitted to the top of the back of the left-hand seat to give a higher sitting position for use with the Mk 5 correctional sight. Four jacks were fitted to the chassis for stability.
In Flames Of War
You can get the Bofors 40mm SP as an upgrade for your Divisional Support Light Anti-aircraft Platoon.
The Bofors 40mm SP is a Wheeled vehicle and gets a 5+ Transport save. Its Bofors 40mm gun has a range of 24”/60cm, ROF 6, AT 6 and FP 4+ making it both an excellent anti-aircraft gun and a effective weapon against a variety of ground targets. It has an Awkward layout so it can’t shoot if it moves.