Cartridge AA 40 mm L-70 PFFC
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The 40/70 PFFC IM 212, HE Pre Formed Fragmentation with Tungsten Cubes, has been designed for firing in the 40 mm L70 BOFORS and BREDA 40 L70 guns. It is meant for use against aircraft and sea skimmer missile threats the 40/70 PFFC IM 212 (Pre Formed Fragmented Cubes) fitted with Proximity Fuze Fb 40.
 
CHARACTERISTICS
1. Calibre 0.29 gms
2. Length, complete round 45.0%
3. Weight, complete round 55.0%
4. Weight, shell & fuze 2.3%
5. Weight of explosive 2.0%
6. Type of explosive  
7. Muzzle velocity at +21° C  
8. Max. chamber pressure at + 21° C  
9. Applicable Fuze  
10. Primer  
11. Cartridge Case  
12. Type  
13. Weight of Fuze  
14. Propellant  
15. Self destruction  
16. Pre formed Fragments
Number 525 approx.
Shape Cube
Single weight 0.40 g
17. Function
  Percussion After 500 m approx.
  Proximity mode function After 800 m approx.
  Mechanical Safety range 50 m min.
 
The ammunition is able to operate in severe climatic conditions
  Operating temperature -20° C to 50° C
Storage temperature -40° C to 60° C

The round has a minimum shelf life of Ten (10) years provided that it is stored in its original container and it is stored under the following ambient conditions:

  Temperature Between + 10° C to 30° C
Humidity Between 25% and 60%
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