I want to share some photos of two new, 100% inert, factory sectioned 120MM tank rounds for the M1A1 Abrams Tank that came to me via Pepper who I am very grateful. They even have simulated powder. They are absolutely beautiful and really show in great detail the complicated nature of these two rounds design and fabrication. I am pretty excited if I must say :-)
This is one of the very first type classified versions of the M865 TPCSDS-T (Target Practice Cone Stabilized Discarding Sabot Tracer) rounds. It has had many adaptations over the years, primarily to its sabot petals, stabilization cones and the method the projectile assembly is attached to its combustible case.
This is the “Long Sabot” version with ported cone stabilizer.
This is the M831 HEAT
I love the way they designed the CCC case to attach to the projectile