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40 mm Mk M/48 LvSa2 (1955-1963)

40 mm Maskinkanon M/48 LvSa2

The original Italian built twin mounted 40 mm maschine gun
on board the corvette BELLONA.

(Photo: Archives of the Royal Danish Naval Museum)

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General Specification:

Danish Apellation:

40 mm Machine gun Mk M/48 LvSa2

Type of Origin:

n/a

Primary Function:

Air targets

Caliber:

40 mm

Muzzle Velocity:

Ca. 1,000 m/sec.

Maximum Range:

12,000 m at 45 degrees elevation

Maximum Ceiling:

n/a

Weight of Projectile:

1 kg

Ammunition Types:

Shell

Elevation:

-10 degrees/+85 degrees

Lateral Elevation Speed:

85 degrees/sec.

Vertical Elevation Speed:

45 degrees/sec.

Rate of Fire:

300 rounds/min. per barrel

Gun/Mounting:

n/a

Fire Control:

n/a

Country of Origin:

The twin mount ar manufactured in Italy

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Modifications:

n/a

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Weapon or Weapon System in use or used on:

Ship or Class:

Number:

In Service:

TRITON Class, corvettes (4) [1]

1

1955 - 1963

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Notes:

[1]

The TRITON Class corvettes were delivered from Italy armed with this machine gun, which was later (1960-1963) replaced by the Swedish built single mount, Danish apellation 40 mm Mk M/48 LvSa.

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