105mm to 120mm Tank Tactical and Training Ammunition
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105MM TANK AMMUNITION
105mm – M724A2 TPDS-T
Target Practice, Discarding Sabot – Tracer
The 105mm M724A2 TPDS-T round is similar in external appearance and is ballistically similar up to 2000 meters with the APDS-T Cartridge M392A2. It is used as a training surrogate for all 105mm kinetic energy cartridges, including the M735, M774, M833 and M900. There is a tracer located in the base of the projectile. A plastic band encircles the sabot at the forward end. A fiber rotating band and rubber obdurating band are mounted toward the base of the sabot. The igniter tube of the electric primer extends almost the length of the propellant packed loosely in the cartridge case.
105mm – C76A1 Kinetic Energy (KE)
The 105mm C76A1 Kinetic Energy (KE) cartridge, used in a direct fire, anti-armor role and is specifically designed for long-range tank engagement, is made up of two major elements, the projectile assembly and the cartridge. The projectile assembly consists of both a ballistic sub-projectile and parasitic hardware. The sub-projectile is composed of a ballistic monobloc tungsten alloy penetrator, and aerodynamic windshield and a fin.
105mm – M490 TP-T
Target Practice – Tracer
The 105mm M490 TP-T cartridge is for use in 105mm gun cannons for training in marksmanship. The cartridge is similar in external appearance and ballistically similar to the M456 HEAT-T cartridge. The projectile consists of a steel body, an aluminum standoff spike, and a boom and fin assembly with tracer. The cartridge case is filled with loosely packed propellant and is fitted with an electronic primer.
105mm – M456A2 HEAT-T
High Explosive Anti-Tank-Trace
The 105mm M456A2 HEAT-T cartridge is a high explosive antitank cartridge and is intended for use in 105mm guns against armored targets. It has a dual role capability in killing dismounted infantry by blast and fragmentation and in destroying lightly armored and non-armored vehicles and bunkers. The steel body projectile is fitted with a plastic obturator, a threaded standoff spike assembly, a fin and boom, and a PIBD fuze. A funnel-shaped copper liner within the body shapes the explosive charge of Comp B. A piezoelectric element retained in a nose cap is fitted to the spike assembly and is connected to the BD fuze in the body. The fin is threaded to receive a tracer.
120MM TACTICAL TANK AMMUNITION
120mm – M1028 Canister
The 120mm M1028 Canister cartridge was developed for close-in defense of tanks against massed assaulting infantry attack and to break up infantry concentrations, between a range of 200-500 meters, by discharging large numbers of tungsten balls from the main cannon.
– Anti-personnel capability for the Abrams tank
– Devastating lethality against assaulting infantry and RPG ambushes
120mm – IM HE-T
Insensitive Munition High Explosive – Tracer
The 120mm IM HE-T™ cartridge provides the armor forces with an improved infantry support capability. The IM HE-T™ will complement the tank’s current main gun ammunition with an Insensitive full-bore HE warhead capable of defeating a target set that includes bunkers, fortifications, light armor and personnel. The IM HE-T™ possesses a devastatingly powerful HE warhead for the modern battlefield.
120mm – KE-W A1® APFSDS-T
Armor-Piercing, Fin-Stabilized, Discarding Sabot – Tracer
The 120mm KE-W A1® APFSDS-T cartridge has been developed to provide state-of-the-art tungsten Armor-Piercing, Fin-Stabilized, Discarding Sabot-Tracer (APFSDS-T) cartridges for 120mm smoothbore cannons.
Produced by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, the KE-W A1® provides a high-performance alternative to depleted uranium projectiles. Incorporating the very latest in 120mm discarding sabot technology, the KE-W A1® has demonstrated excellent dispersion capability and the ability to defeat currently fielded armor targets.
120MM TRAINING TANK AMMUNITION
120mm – M865 TPCSDS-T
Target Practice, Cone Stabilized, Discarding Sabot – Tracer
The 120mm M865 TPCSDS-T Kinetic Energy (KE) training round, in service with the United States Army’s main battle tank fleet, utilizes a unique cone stabilizer to limit the safety fan required for tank gunnery. With its matched exterior ballistics, the M865 provides a realistic training device displaying the accuracy and time-of-flight of the service round. The cone stabilizer provides a safety feature limiting the overall flight range to under 8 km, reducing the requirement for extreme-range safety fans.
120mm – M1002 TPMP-T
Target Practice Multi-Purpose – Tracer
The 120mm M1002 TPMP-T training round replicates the tactical M830A1 High Explosive Anti-Tank Multipurpose Tracer (HEAT-MP-T). The M1002 features a dummy air/ground switch, and is matched ballistically to the time-of-flight parameters of the M830A1, thus creating realistic training. The tail cone stabilizer provides a safety feature, which limits the overall flight range to under 8 km, reducing the requirement for extreme-range safety fans.
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