This ammunition is of U.K. design and is a high technical ammunition among the 105 mm versions. This gun is fired electrically.

This is a Q.F. fixed type ammunition. The design of the ammunition parts and functioning are like Artillery components excepting that projectile is a solid shot and there is no fuze assembled into the projectile. The projectile defeats the armour due to its kinetic energy. The cartridge case RW 244 is manufactured from brass to specification JSS 9535-2. The shot (projectile) has various sub-assembles viz

a) Tall unit
b) Driving Band
c) Centering Band
d) Sabot
e) Penetrator assembly and
f) The Propellant is multitabular IPP M/167

Primer Elec L1A4 is screwed at the base of the Cartridge case and is having a resistance of 15 to 65 ohms. The primer functions when a firing voltage of 16 volts is applied to it. This ammunition is manufactured to Government of India, Ministry of Defence specification No. CQA(A)5704 and drawing No. IRW 149GF.


Total length of ammunition

950 mm
Total mass of ammunition

18.11 kgs

Mass of projectile 6.30 kgs
Propellant (ACM) 5.1 kgs
Explosive filling in primer 28.97 g
Explosive filling in Tracer 28.35 g
Net Explosive content 5157.32 g


Muzzle Velocity

1450 m/s
Maximum Range 3500 m
Penetration 300 mm RHA at 100 M
Accuracy 0.30 miles at 1100 M
The primer is of electrical type and does not get initiated unless it receives the electric impulse. Further no fuze is assembled into the projectile. As such, this ammunition is absolutely safe during manufacture, storage and transit.
Due to its sound design and careful manufacture, the ammunition is very reliable for use in combat field environment.
Shelf life of the ammunition is 18 years
Each round is packed in waterproof laminated paper container, the body and lid of which is secured with two turns of tape adhesive water proof. Two such contained rounds are packed in one steel box.


Packing box size

1097 mm x 413 mm x 195 mm
Gross weight 67.0 kgs
Net weight 38.0 kgs
Volume 0.088 cu. m


Compatibility group

Hazard division 1.2
Fire fighting classification 4
Contact :
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Ordnance Factory Board
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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
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