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AMMUNITION FOR MAIN BATTLE TANKS
120mm APFSDS-TP
120mm AMMUNITION FOR NATO GUNS
MISSION
The 120mm APFSDS-TP 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.
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)
900
Total weight (kg)
18
Projectile weight (kg)
6.1
Muzzle velocity [cal. 52] (m/s)
1,750
Projectile type
Inert
Range (m)
3,000
STATUS
In service.
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