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105MM M724A2 TPDS-T

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105MM M724A2 TPDS-T

105mm M724A2 TPDS-T

Target Practice Discarding Sabot – Tracer

Purpose: This cartridge is used for gunnery training in tank-mounted 105mm gun cannons.

Description: This discarding sabot round 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 fin assembled to the aft end of the penetrator and sabot assembly. A nylon obturator is located on the exterior of the aft end of the sabot petals. A steel bourrelet is secured by screws to the forward end of the sabot petals. The igniter tube of the electric primer extends approximately halfway into the granular propellant packed loosely within the steel cartridge case.

Operation: The electrically initiated primer ignites the propelling charge and tracer. Gases produced by the burning propellant propel the projectile from the gun. The tracer burns for a minimum of 2.5 seconds. The sabot is discarded after leaving the muzzle of the weapon as a result of setback, centrifugal, and air pressure forces. The solid core of the projectile continues to the target. Since it is a practice round, the projectile lacks the penetrating capability of a tactical round.

M724A2 TPDS-T Technical Specifications
Type Classification STD, MSR 05746014 dtd 1974

Complete Round: Weight

32 lbs (14.5 kg)

Length

39.5in (1003.3 mm)

Muzzle velocity

1570mps (5151fps)

Cannon used with

M68 or equivalent

Projectile: Body material

Steel penetrator, aluminum sabot

Color

Blue

Components: Cartridge case

M148A1, B1

Propelling charge

M14

Primer

Thickwall Primer

Tracer

M13

Performance: Maximum range

2000m (2187yd)

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