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Also Known As: KEW-A2, M829A3 and M865 TP-T
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: ATK Alliant Techsystems
Parent System: M829 APFSDS-T
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Family Members: M829E4
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Description: The M829 APFSDS-T is a 120mm, armor-piercing, fin stabilized, depleted uranium penetrator, discarding sabot tracer round. The M829 round is compatible with all standard NATO smoothbore 120mm tank cannons. It is the primary anti-tank munition employed by the US M1 Abrams main battle tanks. In the Gulf War, it was nicknamed the "Silver Bullet". The M865 TP-T is a training round used to simulate the M829 anti-armor round.

A team composed of General Dynamics and ATK was awarded a $39 million contract on December 9, 2004, by Australia to produce 120mm tank ammunition in support of the M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks on order from the United States. The contract included procurement of both tactical and training ammunition. Through this contract Australia will receive the latest 120 mm KEW-A2 tungsten APFSDS-T cartridge as well as the M830A1 ammunition.

M829A3 is the most advanced armor-piercing round used on the M1A1/A2 Abrams tank family. ATK produced 35,000 M829A3 rounds for the US Army through to 2006.

M829 APFSDS-T Applications

Armored Vehicles M1A1 Abrams M1A2 Abrams M1A2 Abrams SEP M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 Cannons & Gear 120mm L44 120mm L47 120mm L55

M829 APFSDS-T Specifications

Caliber: 120 millimeter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M829 APFSDS-T News

There are 5 news between
19 Apr 2012 and 8 Jul 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019FMS: Taiwan Requests Sale of 108 M1A2T Abrams Tanks
Tuesday, November 27, 2018FMS: Egypt Seeks 120mm Tank Rounds
Monday, September 17, 2018FMS: Egypt Requests 120mm Tank Rounds
Monday, October 20, 2014FMS: Iraq Seeks M1A1 Abrams Tank Ammunition
Thursday, April 19, 2012General Dynamics and Rheinmetall Defence Form Tank Ammunition Joint Venture Company

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