The L31 High Explosive 105mm shell is designed for use with the BAE Systems 105mm Light Gun L118.
It comprises a high tensile steel body, filled with RDX/TNT and fitted with a user selected fuze. The shell achieves a higher consistency of range and accuracy compared to the US M1 shell and has a 25% greater lethal area. It is combat proven and in service with the British Army and many other armies worldwide.
Other variants include: Illuminating and smoke. An IM (Insensitive Munition) option is currently being trialled.