ID Help: Danish HMAK 5.56mm black tip


#1

Looking for help to ID this round. Here is a photo of the box. The rounds come on plastic clips and tips are painted black, brass is marked “223” and “T”. The primer is tripple crimped and has black sealant.


#2

The case (cartridge) was made by Thun - Switzerland


#3

Armour piercing cartridges


#4

Is it similar to M995 with tungsten penetrator?


#5

This is the same cartridge designated by RUAG as “Swiss P Armour Piercing” and it differs from the M995. For example, it weighs 63 gr, has no aluminum cup and the core alloy is made of tungsten, carbon and cobalt.


#6

Here’s a couple of images to illustrate the shape of the core.

Paul


#7

Paul, great sectioning!


#8

It would be interesting to see a video in slow motion of that round impacting a hard surface.

Glenn