5.56 TRACER AMMUNITION
ROLE :
Cartridge (INSAS) 5.56mm Tracer Ammn is used for location of target/ trajectory, incendiary effect and signalling and is fired from;
a) Semi-automatic INSAS Rifle
b) INSAS LMG.
 
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS :
(a) CARTRIDGE
Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm
Mass 13.00 gm
Length 60.00 mm
(b) CASE
Type Rimless, Brass 70:30, Bottle Necked, Boxer
Mass 6.5 gm (Min.)
Length 45.0 mm
(c) BULLET
Type Guilding Metal envelope FMJ, Pyro composition & lead core
Mass 4.4 gm
Length 28.8 mm
(d) PROPELLANT
Type Ball Powder
Mass 1.60 gm
(e) PRIMER
Type Boxer
Mass of Compo 0.025 gm
 
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :
(a) Pressure Average 330 Mpa (Max)
(b) Mean Velocity from 558 mm Barrel at 25 m from muzzle 865 m/s.
(c) Consistency (Mean Figure of Merit at 457 m) not exceeding 33.0 cm
(d) Matching of trajectory at 457 m not exceeding 33.0 cm
(e) Tracing Characteristics Up to 13m-dimzone
125m-700m bright crimson red trace
(d) Extreme temperature performance -52 to +52 deg C
 
SHELF LIFE :
The shelf life of Ammunition is 18 years .
 
PACKING :
The shelf life of Ammunition is 10 years.

PACKING :

20 Cartgs. are packed in one Carton and 40 such cartons in one H2A Box, hermetically sealed. One carrier size (6 A/L) contains 4 H2A boxes.
Box H2A size - 311 x 156 x 194 mm
Carrier 6 A/L size - 667 x 327 x 205 mm
 
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION
Compatibility group S
Hazard Division 1.4
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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