US Cartridge, 90mm APERS, XM590E1

 

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Description

Cartridge XM590E1 is an antipersonnel fixed-type round for close in defense against massed attack or for assault on troops in tall grass or dense foliage.

This cartridge consists of a cartridge case crimped to a scored aluminum canister containing a payload of flechettes. The aluminum base of the canister is perforated with three bleed holes. A perforated primer tube containing the percussion primer is assembled to the canister base.

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

TM 9-1385-51, Ammunition (Conventional) for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (1967)