CARTRIDGE SA 9 mm TRACER .840 CAP WITH HOLDER -840
GENERAL :
These cartgs. are of rimless type. They are generally fired from 9 mm sub calibre adapter 219 as a training device for 84 mm Carl Gustaf. Unlike Cartg. SA 9 mm ball, tracer bullet has a cavity in which tracer and igniter compositions are filled. Masses of these compositions are 0.150 and 0.08 g respectively. On firing, the igniter composition takes flash from propellant and transmits it to tracer composition. Ignition of tracer composition leaves a luminous trail throughout the trajectory of the bullet. Igniter composition gets ignited at a distance from the muzzle end of the weapon. Due to this muzzle of the weapon cannot be detected easily by enemy troops.
 
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS :
Total length of round 29.7 mm
Mass 9.5 g
Mass of propellant 0.170 to 0.178 g
 
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :
(1) Mean velocity 300 m/s
(2) Accuracy The mean figure of merit for 5 series shall be max. 15 cms.
(3) Tracer functioning Minimum 2 seconds
 
SPECIAL FEATURES :
Annulus of the cap is varnished with red colour varnish for easy identification of the round. Percussion cap is of stinoxide type.
 
QUALITY :
Various strict quality measures are adopted during all stages of manufacture / assembly. Proof is carried out for Consistency, Casualty, Hangfire, determination of time of flight and time of functioning.
 
SAFETY :
The cartgs. are absolutely safe. Sensitivity and insensitivity tests are carried out for caps
 
SHELF LIFE :
7 years
 
PACKING :
Packing consists of inner and outer packages. Inner package is Carton 20A which takes 20 rds, and 20, 6mm caps with holder. The carton is wrapped with label 993. 14 such cartons are packed in one steel Box-H2A and 4 such boxes are packed in a steel carrier 6A.
 
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 :

Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
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Government of India
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