FAS | Military | DOD 101 | Systems | Land Warfare | 25-mm Ammo ||||
Index | Search |


M910 / M910E1 Cartridge, 25mm, Target Practice Discarding Sabot with Trace (TPDS-T)

The M910 is a limited range munition ballistically matched to the service cartridge, 25mm, Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot with Trace (APDS-T), M791 for 2000 meters but with a maximum range of less than 8000 meters. The M910 also simulates the M791 in linking, loading, and storage. The M910 is fired in lieu of the M791 from the M242 25mm autogun turret mounted on the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System during live fire gunner training and qualification.

The M910E1 will be a limited range munition ballistically matched to the service cartridge, 25mm, Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot with Trace (APFSDS-T), M919 for 2500 meters but with a maximum range of less than 8000 meters. The M910E1 will also maintain a ballistic match with the M791 for 2000 meters. The M910E1 will simulate the M791 and M919 in linking, loading, and storage. The M910E1 will be fired in lieu of the M919 and M791 from the M242 25mm autogun turret mounted on the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System during live fire gunner training and qualification. The M910E1 will be a direct replacement for the M910.

The M910 cartridge is a fixed round of ammunition approximately 8 and 3/4 inches in length and 1 pound in weight. The projectile consists of a steel spin stabilized sub-projectile core containing a consolidated tracer, an aluminum alloy or steel windscreen, and aluminum alloy pusher base encapsulated with a discarding plastic sabot and protective cap. The projectile is crimped into the standard 25x137mm steel cartridge case loaded with either single or double base propellant and primed with the M115 percussion primer and IB52 booster. The cartridge is linked in the M28 link and packaged in the PA125 ammunition container.

The M910 received Standard A Type Classification in September 1988 and was first Materiel Released in December 1990. It is currently in full scale production with two approved sources: Alliant Techsystems in Hopkins, MN and PRiMEX Technologies in Marion, IL. Cartridge, 25mm, TPDS-T, M910


Contracts Awarded:
DAAA21-88-C-0250, Aerojet Ordnance
DAAA21-88-C-0264, Honeywell Inc.
DAAA21-89-C-0118, Aerojet Ordnance
DAAA21-92-C-0023, Aerojet Ordnance
DAAA21-92-C-0024, Alliant Techsystems
DAAA09-93-C-0421, Alliant Techsystems
DAAA09-93-C-0422, Olin Ordnance
DAAA09-95-R-0004, Olin Ordnance, Alliant Techsystems


Sources and Resources



FAS | Military | DOD 101 | Systems | Land Warfare | 25-mm Ammo ||||
Index | Search |

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m910.htm
Maintained by Webmaster

Updated Friday, January 08, 1999 6:28:23 PM