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40mm RFL GREN PFL M259A1

Companies & Organizations:

Belgium

Mecar SA
Rue Grinfaux 50
7181 Petit-Roeulx-lez-Nivelles


The Parachute Flare rifle grenade is designedfor use with 5.56 and 7.62 calibre assaultrifles, to provide high intensity illumination.

 

The 40mm Parachute Flare rifle grenadeconsists of a parachute and canister assembly,mounted on Mecar’s patented and wellprovenbullet trap fitted in the tail assemblyallows the grenade to be fired by anystandard military (5.56mm and 7.62mm) riflewith a 22mm diameter muzzle. When fired, the delay charge is initiated, and after 4 seconds,the parachute and canister are deployed, providing 75000 candelas of illumination for over 30seconds. Typically, the grenade is fired at an elevation of 80°, which allows the canister andparachute to deploy at a height of approx. 100 meters.

 

 

PACKAGING
Each grenade individually packed in a waterproof polyethylene container. 25 containers in a wooden box. 12 wooden boxes per pallet
UN Classification: 1.3 G UN 0254

in service and production

Type

ILL

Calibre

40mm

Round mass (nominal)

460g

Round length

360mm

Illuminating compound

70g

Ignition

4s delay

Aiming grid

Provided with grenade for specific rifle

Bullet trap

Universal for all types of 5.56 & 7.62 ammunition

 

Range

35 to 150m* - 50 to 200m**

Burst height

70 to 130m* - 120 to 200m**

Descent rate

4m/s

Illuminating rate - period

30s

Illuminating rate - intensity

75000cd

Operational temperature

-32°C to +52°C

 

*nominal 5.56mm. **nominal 7.62mm.

Defense Products & Services: 40mm RFL GREN PFL M259A1
Companies & Organizations: 
Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition, ground-based weapon, 40 mm
Country: Belgium
Description: 40mm RFL GREN PFL M259A1
Source of Information: 

Mecar SA