12.7x99 M/84 API "SPRAES" Denmark


#1

Recently I was sweeping the web for images of ammunition containers (a real wealth of info can be found there) and came across this Danish can of belted 12.7x99 of a functional lot consisting of M/84 API and M/50 tracers.

Can anybody tell which exact variant the M/84 API is (most likely not Danish made) and what the “SPRAES” means? My Danish is not that good.
I tried Arma Dania on this but to no avail.

7x99


#2

SPRÆS means that the bullet has a light charge of explosives and is in essence an incendiary round.


#3

Let’s say then it is a round with additional incendiary/HE effect.

Could this be a Raufoss multi purpose load?


#4

SPRÆS could be translated to HEDP, just as a Raufoss multi purpose load


#5

Lars, do you happen to know exactly what is behind this M/84?
Are images available?


#6

No Alex, I am not sure, just compare it to the 40x46


#7

I would translate SPRÆ ( short for sprængstoff ) to Muliti-purpose, and the last S ( short for sporlys ) to Tracer. So this would be equal to MP-T


#8

psg1, but as per the standardized NATO symbol on the can the load is an API, not API-T.
Also the fact that it is belted with regular tracers speaks for this.


#9

Where on the can is the NATO symbol?


#10

Is it hiding in the circle above the “A” in “BANDLED”?


#11

Perfect word !


#12

NATO has standardized a number of symbols for some properties of ammunition. Those in the three lines above the lot number (top down) tell us:
“API projectile” (no tracer)
“tracer projectile”
“linked ammunition”
The numbers to the left of the first two symbols tell us the linking in this ammunition container is 3 M/84 per 1 M/50. The symbols for an AP(I) tracer projectile have an additional, narrower rectangle on the right.
Hope this helps.


#13

JPeelen said it all.


#14

Ok, sorry for my wrong translation. Thanks for the correction. Danish language is very similar to Norwegian, but not always.


#15

Thanks - I knew the ‘linked’ symbol but wasn’t aware that it was a NATO symbol.


#16

STANAG 2316 covers markings on packaging of <20mm ammunition.

Ole


#17

Now I got the word (from People supposed to know) that these M/84 are APHEI, means per what was described to me these should be Raufoss multi purpose variants.