Accession Number : ADA323151

Title :   Training Ammunition for Force XXI.

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMOR CENTER AND FORT KNOX KY

PDF Url : ADA323151

Report Date : 01 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Tank gunnery training in M1A1 and M1A2 units is currently accomplished with only two kinds of main gun training ammunition; M865 Target Practice, Cone Stabilized, Discarding Sabot-Tracer (TPCSDS-T) and M831 High Explosive, Antitank-Target Practice-Tracer (HEAT-TP-T). Until recently, this has been adequate, only because Sabot and HEAT were the only service rounds available. This situation has already changed and will continue to change for the foreseeable future. Changes in the threats faced by the Armor Force, the development of new doctrine, and the introduction of new 12Omm round types means that tank gunnery tables that include only M865 training sabot rounds and M831 training HEAT rounds should not be considered adequate.

Descriptors :   *TRAINING AMMUNITION, *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), *ANTITANK WARFARE, *ANTITANK AMMUNITION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMBAT READINESS, THREAT EVALUATION, AERODYNAMIC DRAG, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, ARMY OPERATIONS, SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION, SMART WEAPONS, ANTITANK MISSILES, FIRE AND FORGET WEAPONS, GUNNERY TRAINERS, ANTITANK GUNS, FOLDING FINS(ROCKETS).

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Combat Vehicles
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE