US Cartridge, 105mm APERS-T, M494




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.

See Also

MT, M571


Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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