Differences Between NSNs cont

1315-01-288-5545* 6 hole cone l-inch shorter sabot

Marking located on front bourrelet or with reduced- letter height (6.35-mm) and two lines on sabot midsection

Sabot without nylon holding ring bourrelet Metal container (PA116)

Markings: Typical markings for the projectile are shown in figure 1. A difference in location and size (fig. 2) will distinguish the M865 with the slotted cone and reduced sabot size, NSN 1315-01-288-5545 from the 9 hole cone and standard length sabot as follows:

1315-01-288-5545*

6 slot cone (Alliant)

l-inch shorter sabot

Marking located on front bourrelet or with reduced letter height (6.35-mm) and two lines on sabot midsection

The case cover is glued to the rear of the sabot as opposed to being attached by screws.

Eliminated the inner ring and access holes in case cover.

Metal container (PA116) 1315-01-288-5545* 6 slot cone (Olin) l-inch shorter sabot

Marking located on front bourrelet or with reduced letter height (6.35-mm) and two lines on sabot midsection

The propulsion system uses M14 propellant rather than LKL propellant used in the current M865. Eliminated the inner ring, subprojectile break groove and access holes in case cover.

Metal container (PA116)

*NOTE: Cartridges of this NSN must be replaced in metal containers of the same lot number due to the shortened sabot requiring a different internal container support.

a. Marking for 9 hole cone/standard sabot: l/2-inch letters (12-mm ±1) in 3 lines on sabot midsection.

b. Marking for 6 cone/reduced length sabot: l/4-inch letters (6-mm ± 1) in 2 lines on sabot midsection or bourrelet.

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Figure 1. Typical marking for 120-mm gun cartridges, M865

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