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    40 mm bofors practice round (?)

    Hi all,

    I've got this 40 mm projectile from a friend, who said it was a Bofors practice round. After searching on the internet i couldn't really find any info about it. It has been painted over and i would like to restore it in its original colour.

    does somebody know what type of round this is?

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    It looks like an armour piercing capped shot which has lost its cap.

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    I only know of one 40mm Bofors APC and that was the Mark 7T projectile and that would be rare.. There were several marks of AP.
    From the attachment method it is more likely to be a 2 Pr Mark 9 or 10A A-Tk gun APCBC with the ballistic cap missing.

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    Hello,

    40mm M81A1 (without ballistic cap) could be a good candidate !

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by AE501 View Post
    I only know of one 40mm Bofors APC and that was the Mark 7T projectile and that would be rare.. There were several marks of AP.
    From the attachment method it is more likely to be a 2 Pr Mark 9 or 10A A-Tk gun APCBC with the ballistic cap missing.
    yeah that looks just like it! thanks!

 

 

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