30 MM BMP II AMMUNITION AP/T
GENERAL :
30 MM Ammunition is fired from 30 mm automatic Gun 2A42 mounted on infantry combat vehicle BMP II as the main armament. The gun has double belt feed system, one belt with armour piercing tracer round and the other with both High Explosive Incendiary and HE Tracer rounds generally in ratio of 4:1. The gun is designed for single shot firing as well as automatic firing at slow and rapid rates.

30 MM AP/T ammunition is a fixed type of ammunition and is intended for use against light armoured targets and weapon emplacements.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS :
Total length of ammunition (High) 292.84 mm
Total length of ammunition (Low) 289.39 mm
Mass of Complete Round 0.853 kg Approx.
Mass of Projectile 0.40 kg 0.006 kg
Mass of propellant 0.128 kg Approx.
 
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :
Muzzle Velocity 970 m/s ± 10 m/s
Mean pressure of propellant 3600 Kg/cm 2
Maximum Range
(a) At ground target 4000 m
(b) At aerial target/altitude 2000 m
(c) Slant range 2500 m
(d) Tracer burning time 3.5 sec
 
SPECIAL FEATURES :
Armour piercing projectile provides armour piercing effect behind the armour due to fragmentation of armoured target as well as the steel body of shell. The tracer gives visibility of its path upto a range of 2500 m.
QUALITY :
The raw material used for components are tested by independent Quality Assurance Wing. Major components are test fired and only passed proof components are taken into final assembly of ammunition. The final round is dynamically proved for i) Velocity ii) Pressure iii) Safety & functioning at low rate of fire and high rate of fire and iv) Failure free functioning, burning time & visibility of tracer.
SAFETY :
Adequate mechanical safety arrangements are provided for safety during handling and transportation.
RELIABILITY :
Due to its sound design and careful manufacture, the ammunition is very reliable for use in combat field environment.
SHELF LIFE :
The shell life of this ammunition is 7 years.
PACKING :
30 rounds are packed in one steel box H-60, a hermetically sealed metallic container.
STOWAGE DIMENSION :

Packing box size

355 mm x 241 mmx 315 mm
Estimated weight of box 36.0 kgs/box
Net weight of box 25.59 kgs/box

Volume

0.027 cu m
 
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :
This ammunition is classified in
Compatibility group E
Hazard Division 1.2
Fire fighting group 2
Contact :

Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
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