US Cartridge, 120mm TP-T, M831A1




The M831A1 cartridge is a fixed 120mm target practice round with tracer (TP-T) which simulates the ballistics of the HighExplosive Antitank Multipurpose with tracer (HEAT-MP-T) M830 cartridge. The M831A1 cartridge with inert projectile is intended for use in the 120mm smooth bore M256 cannon.

The external appearance of the M831A1 cartridge is similar to the M831 training round as well as the M830 service round. The M831A1 round consists of an inert projectile composed of a steel spike, aluminum body, ring, stabilizer and nylon obturating band. The fin and boom on the present M831 have been replaced by a stabilizer with six equally spaced slots which impart spin to the M831A1 projectile. The combustible cartridge case, combustible case cap, case base and seal assembly are the same components used on the presently fielded M830 and M831 cartridges. The internal propulsion system for the M831A1 consists of M125 primer, M14 propellant, and tracer.

See Also

Cartridge, 120mm HEAT-T-MP, M830


Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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