CARTRIDGE QF 105 mm SH PRACTICE
GENERAL :
The ammunition is of UK origin and is fired through O.Q.F. 105/531A. This ammunition is identical to 105 mm HESH ammunition with exception that the projectile is filled with inert composition and the ammunition is for practice only. The Gun is fired electrically. The ammunition is of fixed type.

The cartridge case is made of brass to specification JSS-9535-2. The cartridge case is slightly tapered through out its length. The Shell body is made of steel to Specification JSS-9510-1 Gde SS/F-30. It is cylindrical in shape fitted with two driving bands. The shell is filled with inert composition and one base fuze L29A3 is assembled into it. One exploder and one flash pellet are also assembled into the shell. This ammunition is manufactured to Government of India, Ministry of Defence Specification No. IA 1207 and Drawing No. RW 114 GF.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS :

Total length of ammunition

939.8 mm
Total mass of ammunition

21.12 kgs

Mass of projectile 11.25 kg
Propellant (ACM) 2.5 kg
Explosive filling in Projectile (Flash pellet) 163.00 gms
Explosive filling in Fuze 16.17 gms
Explosive filling Tracer 33.44 gms
Explosive filling in Primer 28.97 gms
Net explosive content 2741.58 gms
 

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :

Muzzle Velocity

732 m/s
Working chamber pressure 1894 kg/cm 2
 
SPECIAL FEATURES :
The ammunition is used for practice purpose to train the army.
SAFETY :
The fuze does not get armed unless it is spun above 7000 rpm. The primer also cannot be initiated unless it receives an electric impulse.
RELIABILITY :
Due to its sound design and careful manufacture, the ammunition is very reliable for use in combat field environment.
SHELF LIFE :
Shelf life of the ammunition is 18 years
PACKING :
Each round is packed in water proof laminated paper container, the lid and body of which is sealed together with two turns of tape adhesive water proof. Two such containered rounds are finally packed in steel box.

STOWAGE DIMENSION :

Packing box size

1097 mm x 413 mm x 195 mm
Gross weight 66.0 kgs
Net weight 22.5 kgs
Volume 0.088 cu. m
 

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :

Cartridge is classified in compatibility group

F
Hazard division 1.2
Fire fighting classification 2
Contact :
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Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
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