106 MM HEAT M344A3

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This is a hollow charge Fin stablisied High Explosive anti-tank round for use with 106mm Recoilless Rifle M40A1.

TECHNICAL DATA(106 MM HEAT M344A3)

Complete Round

Length

998 mm

Weight

16.45 kg

Projectile

Projectile

Hollow charge with copper cone filled with 1.247 kg. of RDX/TNT (60/40) composition. Tall unit is stabilised with 6 fins

Fuze

PIBD M509 A2

Weight

8 kg

Components

Case

Perforated steel cartridge case M94 B1

Charge

3.65 kg 7 hole double base propellant

Grain Type

P-1 (equivalent to M 26 US type)

Primer

Percussion type P6 A2

Performance

Effective range

1,300 metres

Muzzle velocity

503 ± 8 metres/secs

Service pressure

703 ± 40 kg per sq. cm.

Range

1,000 metres

Accuracy at 1000 metres:

SD vertical

0.74 metre

SDhorizontal

0.71 metre

Penetration

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

Packing

Two rounds each placed in a chipboard container packed in a wooden box:

Size of box

116.8 x 36.2 x 22.2 cm

Weight of box

58 kg

Colour & marking

Service brown with yellow/white stencilling

Note

This round can also be supplied as Highh Explosive Substitute (HES) round, in which dummy fuze is supplied and inert filling is done insted of active material.