CARTRIDGE QF 40 mm L/70 TPT
GENERAL :
The 40 mm Automatic Gun L-70 on Field Mounting is a close range anti-aircraft weapon, mounted in a single-barrel mounting on a 4 wheel trailer carriage. It is intended for engaging high speed air-craft flying at low altitude, its chief characteristics being high speeds of elevation and traverse combined with a high rate of fire. The gun is normally fired electrically from remote control. It can also be fired electrically from the gun position by means of the local power control. In case power supply fails, the gun can be operated purely mechanically from the mounting.

The gun is a development of the original 40 mm Bofors gun, the term L-70 referring to the length of the barrel in calibres. Although it is a rapid fire automatic weapon, it can be set for a single shot, it is fed by an automatic mechanism into which 4 round clips are loaded by hand. The ammunition, both live and practice version are manufactured to following nominal parameters.
PHYSICAL PARAMETERS :
Total length of ammunition 534.5 mm (max)
Total mass of ammunition 2.5 kgs
Mass of projectile 0.96 kg
Propellant (ACM) 0.43 kg (approx)
 
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :
Muzzle velocity 1000 ± 10 m/s
Rate of fire 4 rounds / sec
Maximum horizontal range 12600 m
 
QUALITY :
The raw materials used for components are tested by independent quality assurance wing. During manufacturing stage quality surveillance by both producer and Army's representatives are provided. Major components are test fired and only passed proof components are taken into final assembly of ammunition. The final round is dynamically proved for (a) Muzzle velocity (b) Pressure (c) Automaticity (d) Tracer functioning.
RELIABILITY :
Due to its sound design and careful manufacture, the ammunition is very reliable to use in combat field environment.
SHELF LIFE :
The shelf life of the ammunition is 12 years.
PACKING :
Each round is packed in water proof laminated paper containers, the body & lid of which is closed with two turns of water proof tape adhesive. 12 such contained rounds are packed in one steel box. C-18A.
STOWAGE DIMENSION :
Packing box size 624 mm x 250 mmx 319 mm
Gross weight 48.0 kgs (approx)
Net weight 30.8 kgs

Volume

0.048 cu.m
 
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :
Cartridge is classified in
Compatibility group F
Hazard division 1.2
Fire fighting 2
Contact :

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