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From: Stan C. Crist (
Subject: Re: AP Ammo info?
Newsgroups: sci.military.moderated
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Date: 1995/09/20
From (Stan C. Crist)

John D Wilkinson ( wrote:

: So, my question is, does anyone have any info regarding the mass, length, 
: diameter, muzzle velocity, and RHA penetration of the U.S. 105mm 
: and 120mm rounds of this type?

For 120mm M829A1 (APFSDS-DU) ammo:

Total weight:         45.7 lbs
Projectile weight:    18.0 lbs
Propellant weight:    20.0 lbs
(Remaining weight divided between the combustible case,
 case head, aluminum sabot)

Projectile length:    30.7 inches
(No, that's not a typo.)

Muzzle velocity:      5160 fps