US Cartridge, 76mm HVAP-T, M319

 

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Description

This fixed ammunition is a high velocity cartridge intended for use in 76mm gun cannons against armor.

The projectile consists of a core of tungsten carbide housed in an aluminum body fitted with an aluminum windshield, and it contains a tracer assembly in the base. The brass or steel cartridge case contains a single-base propellant and a percussion primer, and is crimped to the projectile. 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)