SHELL 105 mm IFG HESH
ROLE :
105 mm IFG HESH shells are one of the many types of projectiles fired from Indian field gun. This ammunition is employed primarily as an anti-tank ammunition and has a fixed charge. It gives a very effective anti-tank performance.
FUNCTION :
IFG HESH ammunition is having a thin walled ogive and the fuze is assembled at the base. The HC substitute composition filled at the nose of the ammn. gets squashed on the surface of the armour plate on impact and then the fuze functions. The detonation wave from the high explosive charge moves forward and a scab is detached from the armour plate which penetrates the tank body and incapacitates the tank. The stability of the ammn. is achieved by spin. A tracer fitted at the base of the shell traces the path of the projectile during flight.

CHARACTERISTICS AND SPECIFICATION

a) Mass of the filled shell

11.06 kgs

b)

Muzzle velocity

595 m/sec

c)

Maximum range

6850 m
 
SAFETY :
The base fuze assembled with the shell has inbuilt mechanical safety arrangements to avoid any premature functioning during filling, transportation and handling the filled shells.
RELIABILITY :
Because of high chemical energy released on impact, the projectile causes heavy damage inside the armour/hard surface. Low silhouette and a top traverse of 60 degrees give the gun an effective performance with its HESH shells.

SHELF LIFE :

Without Fuze

18 to 20 years.
With Fuze 10 years
With Fuze & Trecer 10 years
PACKING :
The packing consists of an inner package and an outer package. Two shells are packed in laminated paper waterproof containers, and then finally packed in a wooden box with suitable fitments to ensure snug packing.

STOWAGE DIMENSION :

Stowage dimension of one packed box is 741 mm x 210 mm x 352 mm

 

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :

Compatibility

E
Hazard division 1.2
Fire Fighting classification 2
Contact :
Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
10A S. K. Bose Road. Kolkata - 700 001, India.

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