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Tank Ammunition

Tank Ammunition


SMPP manufactures 2 types of 120mm combustible cartridge cases, for the MBT Arjun of Indian Army.


It is the primary anti-tank ammunition for MBT Arjun and it is-

  • Made up of 3 component cartridge case.
  • Capable to defeat all modern targets at a range of >5000 meters.
  • Accurate to 0.25 mil standard deviation.


This secondary ammunition for MBT Arjun, High Explosive Squash Head (HESH), is effective against a wide array of soft targets tanks fortifications etc and it is-

  • Made up of 2 component Cartridge case.
  • Capable to defeat rolled homogenous armor plate detaching a scab of about 9kg mass at a velocity of 100-120 m/s.
  • Accurate to 0.25 mil standard deviation.


A soft core tank ammunition fired from T-72 and T-90 tanks' Fin Stabilized Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS)' is the most lethal ammunition(with a very high kinetic energy), capable of destroying all known tank armor up to direct shooting range and defeating the heavy triple target.

An individual round consists of two cartridges' main powder charge' called the Rear Cartridge and the secondary charge, known as Front cartridge. Both the front and rear cartridges are manufactured by SMPP.

Key Features:

  • Primary Cartridge Case-4 components
  • Secondary Cartridge Case-3 components
  • Exceptionally lightweight
  • Exceptionally lightweight

Evaluation between MK I and MK II

Prpellant mass 19 kg 19.30 kg
Muzzle velocity 1500 m/s 1600 m/s
L/D ratio 14 20

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