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CHAPTER 15 25MM CARTRIDGES

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CARTRIDGE, 25MM, ARMOR PIERCING DISCARDING SABOT-TRACER, M791

CARTRIDGE, 25MM, ARMOR PIERCING DISCARDING SABOT-TRACER, M791

Type Classification:

STD - MSR 12796010.

Use:

Automatic cannon, 25mm, M242. Description:

ARMOR PIERCING DISCARDING SABOT-TRACER Cartridge. The cartridge is a fixed type, percussion primed 25mm ammunition, intended as the armor piercing service round to successfully engage lightly armored vehicles. The cartridge consists of a sabot encapsulated projectile body, crimped to a steel cartridge case containing 98 grams of extruded propellant, M115 percussion primer and booster pellet. The projectile body consists of a solid tungsten alloy penetrator, pressed on aluminum windshield, pressed-in tracer pellets, molded discarding-type nylon sabot, staked aluminum base and pressed-on polythylene nose cap.

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