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Surface Vessel Weapon System
Oto-Melara / OtoBreda 40L70 DARDO
twin 40mm close-in weapon system (compact or 'fast forty')
 
 
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The Oto-Melara/Otobreda twin 40L70 compact / fast forty gun system is a high performance anti-missile, anti-aircraft and ship-to-ship weapon system.

DARDO is installed in an enclosed turret with two different mounts:
- Type A with 440-round internal and 292-round under-deck magazines
- Type B with only the 440-round internal magazine (Type B requires no deck penetration).
The mount can be upgraded with the installation of the “fast-forty” recoiling mass.

The 'Fast Forty' is an improved version of the system with a higher rate of fire, dual magazine and dual feed mechanism to allow switching from hight-explosive (HE) to armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) rounds when a missile gets within 1,000 meters from the vessel.

Technical data:
Caliber: 40 mm
Barrel: 2 x Breda built Bofors 40mm/L70
Weight, Type A: without ammunition: 5600 kg / with ammunition: 7400 kg
Weight, Type B: without ammunition: 5400 kg / with ammunition: 6500 kg
Ammunition capacity, Type A: 736 round magazine
Ammunition capacity, Type B: 444 round magazine
Elevation: - 13° to + 85°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of fire: 600 rounds per minute (compact) / 900 rounds (fast forty)
Range: 4000 meters effective / 12500 meters maximal, horizontal / 8700 meters maximal, height

Used on:
Italian Navy and more than 20 international Navy ships
  

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