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AMP multipurpose tank shell

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AMP multipurpose tank shell



The U.S. Army continues to make notable efforts to replace several types of 120mm tank shells with one multipurpose shell. The latest result of these efforts is the AMP (Advanced Multi-Purpose) projectile. It will replace the current multipurpose M830A1 (and its improved version M908), the HEAT (cumulative anti-tank) round, and the M1028 ("shotgun") round. The AMP will have a contact fuse, a delay fuse and an air blast capability. This will allow the gunner to quickly select the most suitable type of detonation for hitting a specific type of target (infantry, light armored vehicles and structures). The AMP will be able to punch through reinforced concrete walls and kill or injure infantry over 500 meters away.

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Currently, there are similar shells, for example DM11 (used by the German army and the US Marine Corps) which are effective against infantry and structures. DM11 was used in Iraq and Afghanistan. DM11 is one of the few new multipurpose tank shells and has proven to be very useful. The design of the new projectile is more adapted to defeat the infantry and the fortified positions of the enemy than his tanks.

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New multipurpose shells began to appear in the 1990's. But then there were still a lot of old shells with some multi-purpose functions. Thus, over the past decades, about 19000 American multipurpose 120-mm tank shells М830А1 have been upgraded (to the level of МХNUMX shells) in order to use them against bunkers, buildings and non-armored vehicles. In addition, production of the 908-mm M2002 projectile containing 120 1028-mm tungsten balls, capable of killing or injuring at a distance of up to 1100 meters from the tank, began in 10. This projectile, as well as the M700, is very often used on the American M-908 tank in Iraq.



Israel has been a pioneer in the use of multipurpose tank ammunition and has been actively using their versions in Palestinian territories for over a decade. These multipurpose shells make the tank much more useful in urban battles. Enemy militants often hide in buildings or vegetation. Multipurpose projectile can pierce a building, and the M1028 can destroy any leading shelling due to light constructions or vegetation. AMP will be able to explode behind obstacles destroying infantry, previously inaccessible to fire from a tank gun. AMP successfully passed the tests that confirmed the declared characteristics, but it takes another year or even more to bring it to combat use.

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  1. Canep
    Canep April 10 2013 09: 48
    +5
    Universal does not mean good, some of the aircraft designers said: - "A duck can fly, swim, dive, and walk," but they do all this badly. "
    1. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov April 10 2013 10: 05
      -1
      Yes, and when is it possible to reduce the cost by universalism? Or that all will now work only for the army?
      1. atesterev
        atesterev April 10 2013 12: 00
        +3
        The Yankees have a wealth of experience making the F-35 cheaper by universalization.
      2. anomalocaris
        anomalocaris April 10 2013 13: 47
        +3
        "He who does not want to feed his army will feed someone else's" N. Buonaparte.
    2. Professor
      April 10 2013 12: 13
      -2
      1. Tested in battle.
      2. Instead of producing, storing, stocking and carrying three different types of shells, one can be used.
      3. Experience the MP-HE / DM11 test results.
      http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2012armaments/Tuesday14105ewert.pdf good
      1. StolzSS
        StolzSS April 10 2013 13: 57
        +5
        What are you doing ?? in what battle ??? Palestinian infantry mowed down with shrapnel and rejoice ... What do you do with this shell with a shell ??? Oh yes forgot the Yankees on Apaches you will call))))
        1. anomalocaris
          anomalocaris April 10 2013 14: 11
          0
          Uh-huh. And on the opposite side, a grandfather with a karamultuk (and a couple of guys with a "Needle") will be drawn and he will shoot down an AH-64 Longbow fuck ... hi
        2. Professor
          April 10 2013 14: 14
          0
          What are you doing ?? in what battle ???

          On the Kursk fool

          What will you do against this tank with this shell ???

          For those who are in the tank and who at school have not learned to read, I will quote from this article:
          This will allow the gunner to quickly select the most suitable type of detonation to hit a specific type of target (infantry, light armored vehicles and structures).

          ... for the purpose of using them against bunkers, buildings and unarmored vehicles.
          That's clearer? And good old scrap will be used against the tank. No one has canceled it.
          1. anomalocaris
            anomalocaris April 10 2013 14: 24
            +2
            Do you mean BOPS? If yes, then this is far from scrap, it is much more complicated.
            A universal shell of a tank gun can only be an HE shell with a programmable fuse.
            1. Professor
              April 10 2013 14: 38
              -1
              Do you mean BOPS? If yes, then this is far from scrap, it is much more complicated.

              Scrap, albeit with bells and whistles.


              A universal shell of a tank gun can only be an HE shell with a programmable fuse.

              Of course, although some, having seen the word "universal" without reading the article, decide that it will replace everything and everyone.
            2. Professor
              April 10 2013 14: 39
              +2
              Do you mean BOPS? If yes, then this is far from scrap, it is much more complicated.

              Scrap, albeit with bells and whistles.


              A universal shell of a tank gun can only be an HE shell with a programmable fuse.

              Of course, although some, having seen the word "universal" without reading the article, decide that it will replace everything and everyone.
        3. krot00f
          krot00f April 10 2013 21: 30
          +1
          Let's shoot crowbars on infantry? Nobody says that shrapnel-perfect ammunition, the probability of defeating manpower is higher, that's all. Each ammunition has its own goals and objectives.
  2. Ascetic
    Ascetic April 10 2013 20: 36
    +2


    Patent No. 2018779. 1994 Vladimir Odintsov to the fragmentation-beam projectile.
    The idea of ​​the projectile was put forward in 1972, more than 40 years ago, by the associate professor of Bauman Moscow State Technical University Vladimir Odintsov, was unfriendly, for a long time it passed as "Odintsov’s worthless invention." A more evil definition was used - "nonsense."
    in the patent, for the first time, a description of a fragmentation-beam projectile for a smoothbore tank gun equipped with a drop-down stabilizer is given. The author at the same time raised the question of the need for international patenting of the projectile. To put it mildly, this proposal was met very cool.
    In 2010, what happened was to be expected. The well-known German arms company Rheinmetall Defense developed and put into production the 120-mm DM11 tank fragmentation-fragmentation projectile for the Leopard and Abrams tanks. The projectile is designed as a multi-purpose, providing both fragmentation action from the trajectory, and penetrating high-explosive. The appearance of the projectile and the main features exactly match our patent No. 2018779.
    The DM11 projectile is mass-produced, adopted for use by the Abrams tank of the US Marine Corps and has already been successfully used in Afghanistan since 2011. In January, General Motors (USA) and Rheinmetall Defense (Germany) set up venture company Defense Munition Internation (DMI) to develop and manufacture new tank shells. An important role in it is assigned to the improvement of the DM2012 projectile.
    Intensive development of 120-mm tank fragmentation-beam shells is also underway in the United States and Israel. In the USA, the Picatinny Arsenal, together with the GD-OTS and ATK firms, developed the Spotter shell in caliber (XM1065) and subcaliber (XM1068) versions. The projectile is protected by US patents No. 6983699 from 10.01.06/7451704/18.11.08, No. 8109213 from 07.02.12/120/4 and No. XNUMX from XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX. In Israel, the XNUMX-mm HE-MP-T fragmentation-beam projectile for the Merkava XNUMX tank ammunition was developed by Israel Military Industries (IMI).
    In 2012, the Federal Agency for the Legal Protection of the Results of Intellectual Activity of the Military, Special and Dual Purpose at the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation (FAPRID) drew the attention to the intolerable situation with the protection of domestic intellectual property on the shell. On his initiative, an agreement was entered into with the MGTU and 13 of September 2012, an international application for the PCT / RU2012 / 000653 projectile was submitted to the World Intellectual Property Organization.
    There will be a difficult struggle for domestic priority.
    From an IEE article Tank fragment-beam projectile: invented in Russia - produced in Germany from 15.3.2013/XNUMX/XNUMX

    Vytropuzhsk tank fragmentation-beam projectile
    Author (s): Odintsov Vladimir Alekseevich (RU)
    Patentee (s): State educational institution of higher professional education "Bauman Moscow State Technical University" (RU)

    link
  3. ramsi
    ramsi April 10 2013 20: 51
    0
    Well, this cannot be, because it can never be
  4. krot00f
    krot00f April 10 2013 20: 55
    0
    Quote: anomalocaris
    Do you mean BOPS? If yes, then this is far from scrap, it is much more complicated.
    A universal shell of a tank gun can only be an HE shell with a programmable fuse.

    So this is it (OFS), and it is simply called differently, they stuck a couple of striking elements, .. the filling of the explosives then remained the same, Another question is whether it fulfills the assigned tasks as well as they advertise. Multipurpose projectile can only be high-explosive, And all the arrows, balls, etc. - Special ammunition. Regarding DM-11 in the section of the General Pharmacopoeia with the GPE block. And flawed, the head sensor of the target is not visible. Deterioration At KM is bad.
  5. krot00f
    krot00f April 10 2013 21: 11
    +1
    Patent No. 2018779. 1994 Vladimir Odintsov to the fragmentation-beam projectile.
    The idea of ​​the projectile was put forward in 1972, more than 40 years ago, by the associate professor of Bauman Moscow State Technical University Vladimir Odintsov, was unfriendly, for a long time it passed as "Odintsov’s worthless invention." A more evil definition was used - "nonsense."

    In my opinion, at that time (1994), ammunition with GPE-special was already developed, and the patent clearly shows that the contours of the head fuse correspond to 3VM-17,18. In the USSR, everything was in common. And now the owners are ..))) Hello Baumunke.
  6. bootlegger
    bootlegger April 10 2013 23: 19
    0
    The most versatile is a large-caliber projectile. Made on the basis of a thick-walled high-explosive fragmentation fool of 152 mm caliber, somewhere. With some adaptation and a remote fuse, it can grind the infantry and destroy the tank and destroy the bunker. And let the ammunition of such a tank be in two times less, but it will be replaced by 2-3 types of shells.
    1. krot00f
      krot00f April 11 2013 12: 18
      0
      I liked it with a thick-walled fool.) A large caliber is good of course. Better is generally 205.) with SBN. The main highlight is the Rhine metal is an air blast, and therefore the probability of covering with fragments is much higher. And this is a whole system of Air blasting, which includes almost the development of a new combat compartment, And what about the old T-72s? Well, if you don’t think of buying shells from the Jews, by the way, they applied the Soviet concept — shortcomings in bulk.
      1. bootlegger
        bootlegger April 11 2013 20: 00
        0
        A remote fuse is an air blast, and in general, what kind of blast you want, even underwater.
        And in 125 mm you can only cram what you fit in. And the canary for a penny (that would sing and not eat) still does not work). request
  7. krot00f
    krot00f April 16 2013 13: 10
    0
    Mnda tell me more in the torpedo the remote fuse,))) The remote fuse is a component in the method of air blasting, it works according to the time "counts" for a tank gun because the flight path is almost straight mortar in general to extinguish the light, in the MLRS the third. The price tag is generally funny, they talk so much about the initial costs, And nothing that the price depends on the volume of the batch of products, make a couple of million systems, they will be penny. Rhine metal is a monopoly in this area, a German company. Soon the whole world will buy shells from them, Here is the country of the vanquished for you. Even Jews climb into this market, well, everything is clear where the profit is. In Russia, the price of the final product is huge for two reasons - everyone knows them. I will only name a decent one,) they are trying to rebuild the plant for money for products. So for 125mm you need a system, you can upgrade it to put it in 152, 205, etc. This is a different machine, a different platform, more serious tasks. And lastly, the dimensions of the fuse are the same.
  8. combat 58
    combat 58 4 August 2014 21: 25
    0
    who said that there is no reception against scrap ??? you can really put any shell under the tail of a shell with small but very effective means [email protected]