40 3P

Manufacturer: Bofors Defence AB  
Product type: Ammunition  
Name: Projectile  

The 6-mode programmable 40 mm 3P Insensitive Munitions (IM) ammunition provides Bofors 40 mm Guns with the highest combat flexibility and new capabilities to deal with threats that previously were impossible to engage.


  • Programmable for optimized effect and tactical flexibility

  • Air-burst capability

  • Immune to ECM

  • Powerful pre-fragmented shell

  • Maintained fuze triggering distance even at long firing ranges

  • Qualified as IM with PBX explosives and LOVA-propellant

Each 3P fuze is automatically and individually programmed by a Proximity Fuze Programmer (PFP) which continuously receives data from the Fire Control Computer. Immediately before firing the fuze is programmed to the selected mode.

The following modes can be selected:

  • Gated proximity mode (aerial targets)

  • Gated proximity mode with impact priority

(large aerial targets)

  • Time mode (soft ground targets and concealed targets)

  • Impact mode (ground targets)

  • Armour piercing mode (armoured targets)

  • Proximity mode (default mode)

Some direct benefits with 3P:

  • always the right ammunition for any target

  • greater combat endurance with lower ammunition consumption

  • fewer ammunition types required

  • simplified transport and storage

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40 3P