US Cartridge, 90mm HVAP-T, M332A1

 

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Description

This high velocity armor piercing cartridge is designed for use in 90mm guns against armored targets.

The projectile contains a hard armor piercing core of tungsten carbide steel in an aluminum alloy outer body. The outer body is fitted with two sintered iron rotating bands, a steel bourrelet, and an aluminum alloy windshield. The base of the body is skirted and contains a tracer. Modifications of the projectile are assembled with a sprayed base or steel base shield to counteract erosion. The cartridge case is loosely packed with propellant and is fitted with a percussion primer in the base.

See Also

Cartridge, 90mm HVAP-T, M332, M332B1

Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

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