12.7x99mm Reference Ammo FNB Box (Can) and Lake City AAP


#1

Picked this up at a MVAC gun show in 2013, the seller said he had had a full pallet load of these boxes (empty of course) but most were sold by the time I passed by.
FNB (Fabrique Nationale Herstal, Herstal, Belgium) 12.7 x 99mm (.50 BMG) Reference ammunition at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.

What does NARTC or NATRC(?) stand for?

Brian


.50 Cal. (12.7x99mm) AP MK263 MOD 0 Ammo Box (Can)
#2

NATRC…National Ammunition Research & Testing Centre ??? Sounds Like a Logical explanation.

Basically for Comparison of European (ie, FN) made .50 cal (12,7x99) with US Made .50cal, to see how they stack up against the NATO STANAG Specifications.

Doc AV


#3

Brian, interesting box, thanks for posting. This sample ammunition was delivered to the NATO North American Regional Test Center (NARTC) located at LCAAP. Regards, Fede.


#4

DocAV and Fede,

Thank you both for your replies and information!

Brian