US Cartridge, 37mm APC-T, M59A1

 

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Description

This cartridge is used against light armor and similar targets.

This cartridge is assembled with cartridge case M17 attached to the projectile by a circumferential crimp. A pointed steel armor-piercing cap which aids the projectile in defeat of face-hardened plate is crimped to the hard steel projectile body. There is no windshield and the body has a gently tapered nose. A small cavity in the base of the projectile holds a red tracer composition.

See Also

Cartridge, 37mm APC-T, M59

Source(s)

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