US Cartridge, 105mm APFSDS-T, M833




This cartridge is an armor-piercing antitank cartridge and is intended for use on 105mm guns M68 cannon, against armored targets.

The projectile consists of a subprojectile and sabot. The subprojectile consists of a monolithic staballoy (depleted uranium) core, and is fitted with an aluminum windshield with steel tip to eliminate aerodynamic heating and an aluminum fin assembly. The aluminum sabot is composed of three 120 degree sections, which transfer momentum to the subprojectile through a series of mating buttress grooves. The sabot is an adaptation of the M736/M774 technology differing in design by the use of gussets in the sabot segments to retain strength and rigidity and reduce the weight. A steel bourrelet, containing three shear cuts, is screwed to the sabot forward face. A two piece nylon obturator and polypropylene seal is assembled around the sabot, and a silicone rubber seal is applied over the rear face of the sabot. An M13 Tracer is assembled to the fin and is held in place by a threaded plug and disc assembly. The projectile is crimped to an M148A1B1 Cartridge Case, which holds approximately 12.8 pounds of M30 propellant, and is fitted with an M120 electric primer. A gun tube wear reducing titanium-dioxide liner is assembled to the interior wall of the cartridge case.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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