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Ammunition
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AMMUNITION FOR MAIN BATTLE TANKS
120mm HE M3M
120mm AMMUNITION FOR NATO GUNS
MISSION
The 120mm HE M3M (
M
unition with
3 M
odes)
belongs to an ammunition family complying
with all the STANAG 4385 and MOPI AEP26
requirements. It can be fired by the LECLERC
MBT and other MBT’s fitted with a 120mm
smoothbore gun. The 120mm HE M3M is a
high explosive round equipped with a multi-
mode fuze settable for impact, delay time and
airbursting modes. Its multimode capability
enables the projectile to defeat a large
spectrum of targets: light armoured vehicles,
dismounted troops, protected combat group in urban or landscape battlefields, hidden targets,
bunkers.
In addition 120mm HE M3M is an insensitive 120mm high explosive ammunition compliant with
the STANAG 4439.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Total length (mm)
945
Total weight (kg)
28
Projectile weight (kg)
18
Muzzle velocity [cal. 52] (m/s)
1,050
Multimode base detonating fuze
IM HE SQ/AB/Delay
Range (m)
4,000
STATUS
Under development.
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