How much can APFSDS penetrate?

So instead of having some mind-boggling penetration (for an APFSDS fired with the short L/44 barrel) against all types of armor, the penetration against RHS/composite armor might be as low as ~660 to 700 mm; enough to defeat the main armor of tanks like the T-80U, T-90 and Type 99.

How much does an APFSDS round cost?

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency has approved sale of 46,000 M831A1 and M865 rounds and 10,000 APFSDS-T rounds to Egypt for an estimated cost of $201 million.

How fast is APFSDS?

1,400 to 1,800 m/s
APFSDS rounds generally operate in the range of 1,400 to 1,800 m/s (4,593 to 5,906 ft/s).

How heavy is a 120mm sabot round?

41.1 lbs.
The propulsion system uses an obturating case base with combustible wall. This growth potential round features a modern technology high length to diameter (L/D), depleted uranium penetrator, and lightweight sabot. The cartridge weight is 41.1 lbs.

What country invented Apfsds?

The Soviet Union
The Soviet Union was actually the first to adopt APFSDS technology; they fielded the 115mm 2A20 smoothbore gun on the T-62 to make use of APFSDS rounds for increased penetration. The Soviet excellence in the field continued with the larger 125mm gun, with the Soviets developing advanced rounds.

Which country has the best ammunition in the world?

Weapons and Ammunition Production Value

# 24 Countries YoY
1 #1 United Kingdom -0.9 %
2 #2 France NA
3 #3 Germany +6.5 %
4 #4 Italy -3.7 %

What was the first APFSDS round for the 125mm gun?

3VBM-3(3BM-9projectile; 3BM-10projectile assembly) (DOI 1962) The first APFSDS round fielded for the 125mm gun. Represents a scaled-up version of 115mm 3BM-6 APFSDS round with the redesigned tail assembly (5 fins instead of 6 on the 115mm round).

What kind of charge does a 125mm APFSDS have?

Common properties Incr. charge weight 3400g Charge composition 15/1tr V/A pyroxyline, later updated to 12/7 V/A pyroxyline Max.dispersion 0.25mil EFC rating 3-5 depending on a model of round and gun Rear tracer burn time at least out to 2000m APFSDS rounds: GENERAL NOTES

Which is the best round in the APFSDS?

This is the APFSDS round that takes the most advantage of the total projectile length allowed by the Soviet autoloaders.

Which is heavier a bm-15 or an APFSDS?

As a result the round is considerably heavier than BM-15, at the expense of a lower muzzle velocity. This was the most common APFSDS projectile used by Soviet Army in late 70s-early 80s, and though no longer produced is still massively stockpiled and cleared for use.