Munitions Large Caliber Ammunition 120mm M865 TPCSDS-T


120mm M865 TPCSDS-T


120mm M865 TPCSDS-T

120mm M865 TPCSDS-T

Target Practice, Cone Stabilized, Discarding Sabot-Tracer
The 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.
Realistic, Accurate and Safe Training for Tank Gunnery
Utilizing the same combustible cartridge case as the service round, and designed to resemble the 120mm M829 Armor-Piercing, Fin-Stabilized, Discarding-Sabot Tracer (APFSDS-T) rounds in operational performance. The M865 represents a valuable KE training surrogate for the 120mm smoothbore weapon system.
120mm M865 Technical Specifications
Cartridge Data 
Length  881 mm (34.7”)
Weight  17.2 kg (38 lb.)
Propellant type  M14 Granular
Propellant weight  7.3 kg (16.1 lb.)
Chamber pressure  5000 bar (72.5 k psi)
Projectile Data 
Length  469.6 mm (18.5”)
Weight  2.75 kg (6.06 lb.)
Muzzle Velocity  1700 m/s (5578 ft/sec)
Range  2500 m

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