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US Cartridge, 105mm APERS-T, M494

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Description

This fixed cartridge is fired from 105mm gun cannon M68. The cartridge is designed for close-in defense against massed infantry assaults and for offensive tire against exposed enemy personnel, There is a secondary capability against light armor and low-flying aircraft.

The projectile casing consists of’ a forward aluminum body and a rear steel base. A fuze adapter containing four detonators, a relay and detonator assembly, and a flash tube is fitted to the forward end of the body. The flash tube extends from the fuze adapter to the projectile base. Flechettes and a yellow dye marker are contained in the body of the projectile. The base of the projectile contains an expelling charge and a tracer. The cartridge case, fitted at the base with an electric primer, is crimped to the projectile. A mechanical time fuze with muzzle action capability is used with this cartridge.

Hazardous Components

No information about hazardous components.

See Also

MT, M571

Source(s)

Collaborative ORDnance data repository (CORD)

TM 43-0001-28, Artillery Ammunition (chg 11, 2003)