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US Cartridge, 76mm AP-T, M339

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Description

This fixed cartridge is designed for use in 76mm guns against armored targets.

The solid tungsten carbide projectile is fitted with a lightweight windshield to provide a better ballistic shape. A tracer is located at the base of the projectile. The cartridge case, fitted with percussion primer and containing a triple base propellant, is crimped to the projectile. A distinguishing characteristic of these rounds is the case-over-band construction. The specially designed rotating band has a crimping groove which permits the cartridge case to be assembled over the rotating ban and rigidly crimped to it.

Hazardous Components

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Source(s)

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

TM 9-1300-203, Artillery Ammunition (1967)