Got this one in a few days ago and could not be happier, the newest addition to my growing APFSDS and Chinese ordnance collection!
I do have the case for this round however it is still in transit and will be for 2-3 more months. I believe the case is a 30x170 or 30x173mm, it would be used on Chinese IFV’s, such as the ZBD-04 with a 30mm cannon (main cannon or co-axial). The exact designation of this round I am still unsure as there is very little information online or that I have.
The plastic drive band was cut prior to me getting it, possibly in a test lab (sabots each hand-engraved “8L8”). It is unfired but a little scratched up. It completely disassembles, aluminum sabots (extremely lightweight), penetrator body, ballistic cap, and fins (nose and fins are also extremely lightweight). The fins may have held a tracer element however I am unsure. The fins have 5 holes drilled between each fin, while the fins are finely machined in a way that seems like they wanted it to spin in flight.
The sabots are a typical design, the gunk on them is a light glue that held the sabots to the penetrator. Drive band is a hard plastic/polymer slip-type.
Included is a pic of the complete round, as well as some Chinese IFV’s with 30mm cannons. If anyone has any information on this one please let me know, I have scoured the net and asked the seller but there is little out there.
Hope you all enjoy,