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AMMUNITION FOR MAIN BATTLE TANKS
120mm HE F1
120mm AMMUNITION FOR NATO GUNS
MISSION
The 120mm HE F1 belongs to an ammunition
family complying with all the STANAG 4385
and MOPI AEP 26 requirements and can be
fired by the LECLERC, Abrams M1 (A1 and
A2), Leopard 2, C1 Ariete and other MBTs
fitted a 120mm smoothbore gun. 120mm
HE F1 is designed to defeat reinforced
concrete structures, light armoured vehicles
and personnel in the open thanks to its
capability of functioning at high grazing
incidence (88.5°).
This family of ammunition consists of two combat rounds (120 APFSDS armour piercing round
and 120 HE High Explosive round), two practice rounds (120 APFSDS-TP practice armour piercing
round and 120 HEAT-TP practice anti-tank round) and drill rounds for tank crew familiarisation
with ammunition handling.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Total length (mm)
945
Total weight (kg)
27
Projectile weight (kg)
16.8
Muzzle velocity [cal. 52] (m/s)
1,050
Projectile type
HE SQ
Range (m)
4,000
STATUS
In service.
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