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12.7x99mm NATO Cartridges by FN Herstal

Companies & Organizations:

Belgium

FN Herstal SA
Voie de Liege 33
B-4040 Herstal


FN Herstal is a major contributor to the 12.7 NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) used for defense missions. The Company is the current supplier of the 12.7x99mm caliber NATO reference round.

 

Ammunition types

 

• M33 (Ball)

• Tr-M17 (Tracer)

• AP-M8 (Armor Piercing)

• AP-T115 (Armor Piercing Tracer)

• API-M8 (Armor Piercing Incendiary)

• APIT-M20 (Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer)

• APEI-169 (Armor Piercing Explosive Incendiary)

• Blank

• Blank SBFSA (Safe Blank Firing System Ammunition)

 

Uses

 

• Machine guns (e.g. M2HB, FN® M2HB-QCB, FN® M3 series)

• .50 cal sniper rifles

 

KEY BENEFITS

 

Highly effective at long range

Choice of many different projectiles

 

TECHNICAL DATA

 

12.7x99mm NATO               M33               Tr-M17          AP-M8                AP-T115

                                             Ball                 Tracer           Armor                  Armor

                                                                                         Piercing              Piercing

                                                                                                                     Tracer

Projectile weight                  ~ 42 g            ~ 41.8 g        ~ 42.6 g                ~ 40 g

                                           ~ 649 gr          ~ 644 gr        ~ 658 gr               ~ 622 gr

Perforation (1)(2)                     No                   No                   Yes                  Yes                    

Velocity at 25m                    ~ 900m/s        ~ 900m/s         ~ 900m/s         ~ 900m/s

Available with                            No                   No                   No                   No

green primer                       

 

 

12.7x99mm        API-M8          APIT-M20          APEI-169          Blank           Blank SBFSA

NATO                   Armor            Armor                  Armor                                    Safe Blank

                           Piercing          Piercing             Piercing                                 Firing System

                         Incendiary        Incendiary          Explosive                              Ammunition

                                                     Tracer            Incendiary                           

 

Projectile            ~ 43 g                 ~ 40 g               ~ 43.6 g              N/A                N/A

weight               ~ 664.5 gr            ~ 622 gr            ~ 673 gr

           

Perforation              Yes                     Yes                    Yes                 N/A                 N/A

(1)(2)

 

 Velocity              ~ 900m/s               ~ 900m/s           ~ 900m/s          N/A              N/A

at 25m

                      

Available with           No                        No                       No               No                No

green primer

 

 

 

(1) 22MM THICK, WITH A 321 - 375 BRINELL HARDNESS, PLACED AT 0° OBLIQUITY AT 100M

(2) 10.5MM THICK, WITH A 321 - 375 BRINELL HARDNESS, PLACED AT 45° OBLIQUITY AT 100M

Defense Products & Services: 12.7x99mm NATO Cartridges by FN Herstal
Companies & Organizations: 
Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition, rifle
Country: Belgium
Description: 12.7x99mm NATO Cartridges
Source of Information: FN Herstal SA