120mm M1028 Canister




 
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March 5th, 2006  
sandy
 

Topic: 120mm M1028 Canister


120mm canister round moves forward
http://www.rdecom.army.mil/rdemagazi...itf_120mm.html
By Frank Altamura and Jack Crowley
Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center



The modern 120mm M1028 is designed not for artillery, but for the Abrams tank in close battle.

June 24 brought another milestone to the M1028 Integrated Product Team when it achieved type classification standard of the canister round.
The achievement follows closely their urgent release action, with rounds from early lots already headed to where they will do the most good.
The earlier significant accomplishment happened in 2004 when the IPT successfully reached its milestone C, Type Classification for Low Rate Production Review, and the recommendation for urgent release to deployed forces by the Materiel Release Acceptance Board.
The 120mm M1028 Canister, formerly the XM1028, product and core team were honored recently as being one of the top 10 Army inventions of 2004.
By Dec. 7, the M1028 documentation and performance had been reviewed by the staff of the Program Executive Officer for Ammunition. Then, the program’s executive officer, Brig. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, was briefed by Frank Altamura, the Office of the Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition System’s item manager, and key staff. Izzo then signed the milestone decision authority documentation, which granted authority for the program to move forward into low-rate initial production.
Shortly after milestone C was approved, two urgent fielding requests were received by OPM-MAS in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. One request came from the Marine Corps. The second request came from Coalition Forces Land Component Command. The Coalition Forces UFR, approved by the G-3, was processed to respond to a request from the 1st Cavalry Division that was deployed to Iraq. The entire low-rate initial production lot is going to Iraq to support the current conflict.
Altamura said that in order to meet the urgent fielding requirement, “We were fortunate to have several existing components tested and available from other 120mm family of cartridges. The primer train, combustible cartridge case and reclaimed propellant all went ‘into the mix.’
“We are also extremely pleased that the M1028 is the first 120mm tank round to be fully insensitive-munitions compliant as certified by the Army Insensitive Munitions Board,” he added.
The M1028 has also demonstrated effectiveness against other targets. The cartridge has been successfully tested against vehicles, structure walls and for obstacle reduction capabilities. Lethality has even been demonstrated on targets behind these structures.
“The M1028 adds a really powerful tool for our tank crews and the troops they support. We will soon be able to more than ‘honor’ these types of threats; we’ll be able to effectively address them,” said Lt. Col. Ken Tarcza, OPM MAS’ product manager.
The Marine Corps had the opportunity to fire a handful of the M1028 rounds during their gunnery training exercise in February at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in preparation for re-deployment to Iraq. Feedback was that the rounds impressed the tankers as well as a battalion commander from the 2nd Marine Division and the commanding general of the 2nd Marine Division beyond their expectations.
“While our industry partners are generating the first lots of low-rate production, our partners at Fort Knox, Ky. and the ranges are speeding to develop the training, tactics and procedures needed to quickly field the M1028 to where it’s needed,” said Col. Mark Rider, PM MAS.
“As our ammunition support teams have gone into the [area of responsibility] to investigate what our Soldiers need most. Our Soldiers and their leaders are very excited about being able to add canister to their inventories — the quicker the better.” Rider added.
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March 5th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Sweet!

I wonder if they make #00 Buck for it too.
March 6th, 2006  
therise21
 
so i take it that this is a shotgun shell-like round for the abrams? like grapeshot?
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March 6th, 2006  
Whispering Death
 
 
Very cool. I have no doubt this will greatly increase the MOUT lethality of the excellent M1 platform.
March 6th, 2006  
sandy
 
catalogues are here
・dtic.mil
http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2005garm/we.../macmillan.pdf
・deagel.com
http://www.deagel.com/pandora/m1028_mn00214001.aspx
・Defence Update
http://www.eschel.co.il/dui/products...htm#non-lethal

muzzle at a speed of 1,410 m/sec!?
Horrible,each Tangsten grape have manbreaking power as 25mm?
March 8th, 2006  
deerslayer
 
 
I wonder how it functions against ERA?
March 8th, 2006  
Whispering Death
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by deerslayer
I wonder how it functions against ERA?
Why would they use it against ERA?
March 9th, 2006  
2dold4this
 
It would be fun to shoot the crap out of a Mercury Tracer or Ford Tempo. I wonder what kind of round this is. Is it like a shotgun round where individual pellets fly out the bore, or more like a shrapnel round that contains the pellets for a distance and bursts?
March 9th, 2006  
FO Seaman
 
 
I've read the report on this round. Very cool! She carries a lovely load of 1150 Tungsten steel balls about the size of a marble, they dispers upon exiting the muzzle. The Maximum range is about 800 meters, but most effective is 500 meters, but the muzzle blast at 100 meters is lethal. They first tested these puppies on telephone poles, and not a one was left standing after two rounds.






http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...5-arnews03.htm

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...ions/m1028.htm
March 13th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
There are a limited number over in the AO right now. They work pretty good, especially since the bad guys still tend to bunch up.