The ammunition should be capable of being fired from 125 mm Smooth Bore Tank Gun of T-90 and T-72 tks.
Not less than 15 (fifteen) years under Indian Tropical Conditions. Specification with regard to explosives fillings with test procedures to evaluate the shelf life be made available to DGQA (Indian QA Agency). Literature substantiating the claim that explosive fillings would give stipulated shelf life need to be made available.
4. The major technical characteristics are as under:-
(a) Round Designation of Mark - 3BbM17
(b) Projectile Designation or Mark- 3bM-42
(c) Mass of Shell or Shot (kg) - 7.05 kg
(d) Mass of Round (kg) - 20.4 kg
(e) Primer - GUV-7
(f) Designation of SCC - 4>K 63
(g) Increment Propelling charge - 9.50 kg
(h) Muzzle Velocity (m/s) - 1700
(j) Effective Range (M) - Not less than 2700
(k) Consistency group of Rds - HSD & VSD ≤ 0.35 mil
(l) Tracer - 3YPZM
(m) Armour Piercing Characteristic. The depth of perforation (piercing) in mm.
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(n) Nominal Pressure - 440 M Pa
(o) Maximum Pressure - 530 M Pa