.50 BMG : Informations about the Multipurpose Cartridge


#1

Hi guys,

I wanna have some informations about the .50BMG multipurpose catridge.
I searched for it in web but the multipurpose cartridge is mentioned in the same breath with the raufoss.

Is there an different?

Thats an unloaded cartridge without powder.




#2

Hi Manuel,

The FNB .50 with yellow/silver combination was called the APEI-169 Multi use round.
The NAMMO round was called MP and had a green tip.

If i’m not mistaken, the FN round was indeed based on the Raufoss/NAMMO design.


#3

Thank you!


#4

Several countries have a license from Raufoss/Nammo to produce their .50 Multi-purpose design. FN, for example, does and has their own, separate MP design. Differences are the internal construction of the bullet.

FN’s Silver/Green tip (reverse of US Mk211) is their own HEPI design, Silver/Yellow is the APEI169, which is the Nammo design built by FN.

Several countries use green as a tip color code, the original Nammo code for example, early US, France, etc.

Current US code is Green/White, was previously Green/Silver

Green/Red is the Multi-Purpose Tracer.

White/Yellow is Nammo production for Sweden.


#5

hello
in the past i had a picture of sectionned silver yellow tip and the construction is different from "raufoss"
no core but similar to mdz 12.7 soviet
unfortinely i can’t find this picture