US Cartridge, 76mm HVAP-DS-T, M331A1, M331A2

 

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Description

This fixed ammunition is intended for use in 76mm gun cannons against armor.

The projectile consists of’ a dense core of tungsten carbide steel, covered with a steel sheath, and a base and sleeve assembly called a sabot. The core is held in place inside the sabot by a sheet steel release spider. The projectile is inert, except for a tracer contained in the base. It is assembled to a steel cartridge case, which is loaded with a triple-base propellant and has a percussion primer. A distinguishing characteristic of these rounds is the cartridge case-over-band construction. The specially designed rotating band has a crimping groove which permits the cartridge case to be assembled over the rotating band and rigidly crimped to it.

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

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