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7.62x51mm NATO Cartridges by FN Herstal

Companies & Organizations:

Belgium

FN Herstal SA
Voie de Liege 33
B-4040 Herstal


FN Herstal was a major contributor to the development of the 7.62x51mm cartridge that was adopted as NATO standard in 1957 and is still widely used today.

 

Ammunition types

 

• SS77/1 (Ball)

• L78 (Tracer)

• P80/1 (Armor Piercing)

• Blank

 

 

Uses

 

• Assault rifles (e.g. FN SCAR®-H, FN SCAR®-H PR and TPR)

• Machine guns (e.g. FN MINIMI® 7.62, FN MAG®)

 

KEY BENEFITS

Caliber developed by FN Herstal and adopted by NATO

Ideal for medium machine gun applications

- Accurate and effective up to 1,500m

- Excellent target effect

Armor Piercing rounds available  

 

TECHNICAL DATA

 

7.62x51mm NATO               SS77/1              L78                 P80/1                   Blank

                                              Ball                 Tracer              Armor

                                                                                            Piercing

 

Projectile weight                  ~ 9.3 g             ~ 8.9 g             ~ 9.8 g                     N/A

                                          ~ 143.5 gr        ~ 137.8 gr         ~ 150.5 gr

           

Perforation

3.5mm (NATO)                     ≥ 550m                 No                ≥ 1,100m                 N/A

mild steel plate        

 

Velocity at 25m                    ~ 833.5m/s         ~ 828m/s        ~ 823 m/s                  N/A

 

Available with                               No                    No                   No                        No

green primer                       

Defense Products & Services: 7.62x51mm NATO Cartridges by FN Herstal
Companies & Organizations: 
Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition, rifle
Country: Belgium
Description: 7.62x51mm NATO Cartridges
Source of Information: FN Herstal SA