100 MM TK HESH

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This is a fixed type of High Explosive Squash Head (HESH) round, which has been introduced into service for use with tanks of eastern origin, having 100 mm gun. The ammunition is designed for use against armoured targets and bunkers. It is also effective against concrete fortifications, buildings etc.

TECHNICAL DATA (100 MM TK HESH)

Complete Round

Length

100 cm

Weight

20.975 kg

Projectile

Body material

Forged steel

Colour

Black with golden yellow nose

Filler

RDX/WAX 88:12 (1.935 kg)

Weight of filled projectile

9.165 kg

Fuze

BDM 534 base fuze

Tracer

No. 30 MK/2

Cartridge Case

Body material

Drawn brass 70:30

Propelling charge

Single base multi-perforated NH .033 (2.60 kg approx)

Primer

AA-1/MK-1

Performance

Muzzle velocity

736.5 metres/sec

Service chamber pressure

1,530 + 10 kg/sq. cm

Range

1,000 metres

Accuracy:

SD vertical

0.3 mil

SD Horizontal

0.3 mil

Packing

Each round placed in a chipboard container and further packed in a wooden box:

Size of box

117 x 23.50 x 27 cm

Weight of box

41 kg

Colour & marking

Service brown with yellow/white stencilling.