US Cartridge, 90mm APC-T, M82

 

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Description

This cartridge is fired from 90mm guns and is designed for use against face-hardened armored materiel.

The hardened steel projectile has a flat base and a nose shaped to a relatively short ogive. It is fitted with an armor-piercing cap. A small cavity in the rear portion of the body holds a small explosive charge and is threaded to receive a delayed-action base-detonating fuze with tracer. The cartridge is loaded with one of two different primers and a varying amount of propellant, with or without an igniter charge depending on the velocity desired.

See Also

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Source(s)

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

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

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)