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US Cartridge, 90mm AP-T, M318, M318A1, T33E7

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This armor-piercing cartridge is for use in 90mm guns against armored materiel.

The body of the projectile is made of hardened steel, has a flat base, and has a nose that is shaped to a relatively short ogive. A lightweight aluminum windshield is welded to the projectile. The base of the projectile is threaded to receive a tracer. The cartridge case is loosely packed with propellant, and the base is fitted with a percussion primer. An igniter to assist uniform propellant ignition is fitted below the closing disk.

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TM 43-0001-28, Artillery Ammunition (chg 11, 2003)

TM 9-1300-203, Artillery Ammunition (1967)