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MANUFACTURE OF THE BOFORS 40mm ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN AT CHRYSLER BOFORS GUN TEAM 58844

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I watched that video some time ago. It's interesting how various manufacturers shifted their civilian production to the war effort. For example, my boss in the Army had a .45 manufactured by the Singer Sewing Machine Company. I wonder what happened to all of those old government .45s because there were only 500 Singers made and they are worth a hefty sum to collectors today.

 

Another thing that's interesting is how Chrysler actually re-engineered the Bofors for mass production and made it better in doing so. The Bofors was used by both sides in WWII and it's amazing just how many have been produced, and they are still in production and used today! 

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When you get into heavy industries, manufacturing is manufacturing. While it wasn't an overnight thing, they did rollover production from civilian to military pretty darn quick. Sure...we were behind for a while but eventually we got rolling big time. I think it would be safe to say the bigger companies involved in production made good money as well as securing future production runs for a good, long time. 

 

Our ability to have secure production facilities played a huge role in our war efforts. 

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1 hour ago, Herr_Reitz said:

Our ability to have secure production facilities played a huge role in our war efforts. 

 

My Grandma worked building bombers. She was literally a "Rosie Riveter" because riveting was her job. In 1945, Boeing was rolling out four B-29 super-fortresses a day. At that time, you couldn't get more secure than Wichita -- it is located smack dab in the middle of the North American continent.

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