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Cartridge 12.7mmX99mm (.50΄΄ cal.) Small Arms Ammunition by Hellenic Defence Systems

Companies & Organizations:

Greece

Hellenic Defence Systems SA
1, Ilioupoleos Ave.
172 36 - Hymettus, Attica


12.7mm x 99mm (.50” cal) ammunition is standard ammunition for the Browning M2HB, M2Acft and M3Acft machine guns being highly efficient against armoureded aircraft, light armoureded vehicles as well as for ground infantry units’ support.

 

EAS’ .50” caliber ammunition complies fully with all NATO military specifications and test methods.

 

Technical Description

 

EAS manufactures the following types of 12.7mm x 99mm ammunition:

Ball – M33

Armour Piercing – M2

Armour Piercing Incendiary – M8

Armour Piercing Incendiary Tracer – M20

Tracer – M17

Tracer – M17P1 (EAS)

Brass cartridge case,

Primer with mechanical percussion

 

Technical Data

 

Length                                   138 mm

Weight                                   109 - 112 g

Ballistic Data

Maximum Pressure               3.870 kg/cm2

Muzzle velocity (at 24m)       880 m/s

Accuracy                               300 mm (M33, M8, M20, M17p1)

510 mm (M17)

Penetration                           22 mm homogenous armoured plate(M8, M20)

Tracer Time (min)                 3 sec (M20, M17, M17P1)

 

Packaging

All types

100 linked (M9 Links) cartridges per waterproof and reusable

metal box M2A1

2 metal boxes (200 cartridges) per wirebound wooden box

with:

Volume:                                 0,025 m3

Gross Weight:                       30 kg (M33, M8, M20) or 32Kg (M2, M17P1)

 

M33, M8, M20

10 cartridges per carton box

9 carton boxes (90 cartridges) per metal box M2A1

2 metal boxes (180 cartridges) per wirebound wooden box

with:

Volume:                                 0,025 m3

Gross Weight:                       24 kg

 

Packaging secures safe land, sea and air transportation and long term storage.

Other packaging configuration are available, to meet specific customer needs.

Defense Products & Services: Cartridge 12.7mmX99mm (.50΄΄ cal.) Small Arms Ammunition by Hellenic Defence Systems
Companies & Organizations: 
Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition, small arms
Country: Greece
Description: Cartridge 12.7mmX99mm (.50΄΄ cal.) Small Arms Ammunition
Source of Information: Hellenic Defence Systems SA