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90mm MK8 APFSDS-T M690A1

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Belgium

Mecar SA
Rue Grinfaux 50
7181 Petit-Roeulx-lez-Nivelles


For use with the CMI 90mm MKVIII gun todefeat armoured targets by means of thekinetic energy (KE) of its monobloc tungstenalloy long rod penetrator.

 

The projectile consists of a sub-projectile andsabot. The sub-projectile comprises an ArmourPiercing Fin Stabilized tungsten alloy long rodpenetrator, an aluminium windshield and atracer assembled in the fin assembly. This iscontained within a 3-piece aluminium Discarding Sabot, held in place with a plastic band at theforward end and a plastic obturating band at the rear end of the sabot. The projectile is crimpedto the cartridge case which is loaded with cool burning, multi-perforated, loose propellant and awear reducing liner. The round has been US Army Safety Certified in December 2002.

 

PACKAGING
Two (2) rounds per twin container 12 containers per pallet
UN Classification: 1.2 C UN 0328

in service and production

Type

Fixed round APFSDS-T

Calibre

90mm

Round mass (nominal)

12.5kg

Round length

977mm

Projectile mass (nominal)

3.6kg

Penetrator

Tungsten alloy

Tracer

M21

Cartridge case

Brass

Anti-wear additive

Titanium dioxide

Primer

Percussion cap M61

Propellant (nominal)

3.4kg

 

Muzzle velocity (at 21°) (nominal)

1330m/s

Dispersion

0.32 Mils

Defeats 150mm target at 60° (NATO HEAVY TARGET)

2,000m

Operational temperature

-32°C to +62°C

 

Defense Products & Services: 90mm MK8 APFSDS-T M690A1
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition, fighting vehicle, 90 mm
Country: Belgium
Description: 90mm MK8 APFSDS-T M690A1
Source of Information: 

Mecar SA