US Cartridge, 105mm TPDS-T, M724, M724A1

 

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Description

This cartridge is used for gunnery training in tank-mounted 105mm gun cannons.

The discarding sabot round is similar in external appearance and is ballistically similar to 2,000 meters with the APDS-T cartridge M392A2. There is a tracer located in the base of the projectile. A plastic band encircles the sabot at the forward end. A fiber rotating band and rubber obturating band are mounted toward the base of the sabot. The igniter tube of the electric primer extends almost the entire length of the propellant packed loosely in the cartridge case. Some M724A1’s may be assembled with the spiral wrapped cartridge case.

The M724 cartridge is a United Kingdom manufactured L45A1 round, modified by replacing the U.K. L1A4 conductive-cap primer with the U.S. M80A1 bridge-wire primer.

See Also

Cartridge, 105mm APDS-T, M392, M392A2

Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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