Mle51 T1 (40 mm)

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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

  • Default: AP-T · HEFI-T*
  • 40 mm HE-T: HEFI-T* · HEFI-T* · HEFI-T* · AP-T
  • 40 mm AP-T: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEFI-T*

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEFI-T* 12 11 10 8 6 5
AP-T 94 90 77 62 50 41
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
HEFI-T* 1,005 0.96 0.1 0.1 145 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 1,025 0.93 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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The Mle.51 T1 is a French-licensed version of the Bofors L/70 anti-aircraft gun. The AMX-13 DCA 40 project the Bofors gun was mounted on came about in the 1950s to replace the World War II-era M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage with newer more modern self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle. The firing at a rate of 240 rounds per minute using a specially designed SAMM S 980 turret. In 1957, the turret was cancelled with the gun production ending the following year as experience from other nations showed single-barrelled anti-aircraft guns were not viable.


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See also

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France anti-aircraft guns
13.2 mm  Hotchkiss Mle 1930
20 mm  GIAT M693/mod F2 · Oerlikon KAD (Swiss)
30 mm  HSS 831A
40 mm  Bofors L/60 · Mle. 1951 T1 (Bofors L/70)