CARTRIDGE SA 9 mm BALL
ROLE :
These cartridges are of rimless type and are used with 9 mm pistol or 9 mm Machine Carbine Sten. This cartridge consists of cartridge case, percussion cap, propellant charge and a bullet. This case is of solid drawn brass. At the base of case, a cap chamber with an anvil and two fire holes are formed. A groove is provided on the case for easy extraction of the fired case. The cap is filled with VH2/E1 composition. The cap is secured in the cap chamber and annulus of cap is lacquered to seal the cap and the cap chamber. The bullet is round nosed and consists of Lead-antimony core in an envelope of gilding metal. The cartridge case is tightly coned on to it.
 
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS :
i) Total length of Ammunition H-29.69 mm
L-28.91 mm
ii) Total mass of Ammunition 11.94g ± 0.65 g
iii) Maximum diameter 9.96 mm
iv) Explosive filling in case 0.450 g (approx) propellant SPA-2 or propellant NC-688
v) Cap Composition 23mg VH2 compo E1 compo
 
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :
i) Mean velocity at 18 m. from muzzle 397 ± 15m/s
ii) Accuracy 75.2 mm Mean Figure of Merit at 45 m
iii) Pressure Mean 201 Mpa
Individual 215 Mpa
No single round should exceed 216 Mpa.
 
SPECIAL FEATURES :
This Ammunition can be used with Pistol and Machine carbine. Its main role is defence rather than attack.
 
QUALITY :
Various strict quality checks are adopted during manufacture. All the components are proved/inspected separately in the empty stage before they are taken for filling/assembly. Functional proof is carried out in association with Services Quality Assurance Organization.
 
SAFETY :
The cartridges are absolutely safe as required for service role since the caps are tested for both sensitivity and insensitivity before assembly.
 
RELIABILITY :
The Ammunition lot is tested as per international norms to give adequate reliability.
 
SHELF LIFE :
The shelf life of Ammunition is 7 years.
 
PACKING :
35 cartgs. are packed in carton 23 A and such 32 cartons are packed in a H2A box (steel)
Overall dimensions Box H2A
 
Length (approx. ) 311 mm
Width (approx. ) 156 mm
Height (approx. ) 194 mm and such four boxes are packed in steel carrier 6A/L.
 
STOWAGE DIMENSIONS :
Package Dimensions 667 mm X 327 mm X 205 mm
Gross weight 39 kgs (approx)
 
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :
Compatibility group S
Hazard Division 1.4
Fire fighting classification 4
 
Contact :

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Government of India
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