105 MM APFSDS P1A1

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This is a Kinetic Energy Fin Stabilised Round and can be fired from 105mm L7 series rifled tank guns fitted on many current MBTs such as Leopard, Vickers MK1 & 3, M 60 (Manufactured under license in USA as M 68), early M1, updated M 48, Merkava and re-gunned T-54 and T-69 series.

TECHNICAL DATA (105 MM APFSDS P1A1)

Complete Round

Length

946 mm

Weight

18.91 kg (approx)

Projectile

Projectile

Tungsten alloy core with discarding sabot and fin stabilisation

Length

607.44mm

Weight

6.12 kg

Cartridge Case

Case

Drawn brass 70/30

Propelling charge

Triple base multi tubular propellant NQ/M 0.046, 6.0 kg

Primer

Electric L 20 A1

Performance

Effective range

3,500 metres

Muzzle velocity

1,490 metres/sec

Services pressure

4,340 kg/cm2

Accuracy at 1000 metres:

SD (Vertical)

0.3 mil

SD (Horizontal)

0.3 mil

Penetration

300mm, against RHA target at zero obiliquity, conforming to DEF-STAN 95-13/2.

Packing

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

Size of box

103.5 x 18.2 x 18.6 cm

Weight of box

39.50 kg

Colour & marking

Service brown with yellow/white stenciling