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5.56x45mm NATO Cartridges by FN Herstal

Companies & Organizations:

Belgium

FN Herstal SA
Voie de Liege 33
B-4040 Herstal


FN Herstal is the original manufacturer of the 5.56mm SS109 cartridge that became the NATO and world standard.

 

Ammunition types

 

• SS109 (Ball)

• L110 (Tracer)

• Blank

 

 

Uses

 

• Carbines (e.g. FN SCAR®-SC)

• Assault rifles (e.g. FN SCAR®-L)

• Light support weapons (e.g. FN MINIMI® 5.56)

 

KEY BENEFITS

 

Maximum performance and optimum terminal effects

SS109 round, designed by FN Herstal and adopted as the 5.56 NATO standard

 

TECHNICAL DATA

 

5.56x45mm NATO               SS109            L110              Blank

                                              Ball              Tracer

           

Projectile weight                  ~ 4 g              ~ 4 g              N/A

                                          ~ 61.7 gr       ~ 61.7 gr

 

Perforation

3.5mm (NATO)                    ≥ 570m          No                   N/A

mild steel plate

 

 

Velocity at 25m                   ~ 915m/s     ~ 875m/s          N/A

 

Available with                      No                   No                  No

green primer           

Defense Products & Services: 5.56x45mm NATO Cartridges by FN Herstal
Companies & Organizations: 
Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition, rifle
Country: Belgium
Description: 5.56x45mm NATO Cartridges
Source of Information: FN Herstal SA