These awesome, fired 120MM sabot petals came in the mail today. I scored them for $30 and the money goes to help Combat Injured Veterans :-)
They are from at the time, “Experimental” but now type classified, ATK manufactured, XM1002 TPMP-T (Target Practice Multi Purpose Tracer) tank round. The XM1002 is a target practice round matching the same trajectory as it tactical counterpart the M830 A1 HEAT-MP-T. Unlike previous tank fired HEAT rounds which utilize a stand-off fuze which detonates a known distance from its target allowing the shape charge to work, the M830 A1 HEAT-MP-T has a nose fuze that is adjustable to suite multiple purposes, including an anti-helicopter setting. The TPMP-T even has a simulated nose fuze so Tankers can train properly for the tactical round. Anyhow, I could not resist them for $30 :-)
PS: ATK and GD-OTS really make amazing tank ammunition.
Trade Show Brochure On The XM1002
Trade Show ATK Brochure On The M830A1 HEAT-MP-T (Gotta Admit, that is a beautiful sectioned round)