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20 x 102mm United States

20 x 102mm APDS MK 149 MOD 1 United States  profile view.20 x 102mm APDS MK 149 MOD 1 United States  head view.

Details

TypeAPDS, MK 149 MOD 1
Projectileplastic, steel penetrator, black, 1 plastic driving band Projectile Markings: (white ink) OL-85B000S017
Casebrass, roll crimp
Primernone
Headstamp[none]
NotesThis is a inert assembly. The case contains lead shot, presumably to simulate the weight of a powder charge. Production MK 149 MOD 1 rounds feature a depleted uranium penetrator. The penetrator in this specimen attracts a magnet so it is not DU. It may be steel or possibly tungsten. Note that the sabot has a matte, slightly textured finish.