Chinese 10.5mm experimental cartridge


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10.5mm cartridge compared with 12.7×108mm


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And I measured this cartridge. I hope it could be helpful


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Magnum, thanks a lot for the measurements!

Is the bullet jacket brass and no soft iron?


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Neat to see, thanks


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Thank your for the excellent measurements of case and bullet. Do you know the bullet weight?


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Brass clad steel jacket


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I’am sorry,I don’t have any instrument to measure the weight


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This is the pic I am looking for a long time!

I believe this was developed in the mid-late 1960 to either as the replacement or supplementary the 12.7x108mm for heavy machine gun. The bullet suppose to have higher velocity. It suppose to be easily re-chambered in the existing Type 54 (licensed build DShk-M) by a barrel swap. The issue is that with 10.5 caliber the Dushka’s rate of fire jumped to over 1000 rpm. The ballistics is not enough of an improvement to warranted a caliber change. The project was shelved in the early 1970s and before the Type 77 HMG came into service, which I think it could have been a viable caliber for the new direct gas operated HMG.