The ×45mm NATO (official NATO nomenclature NATO) is a rimless bottlenecked intermediate cartridge family developed in Belgium by FN Herstal. It consists of the SS, SS, and SS cartridges. Under STANAG , it is a standard cartridge for NATO forces as well as. 5 May STANAG (Edition 2). 1. The enclosed NATO Standardization Agreement which has been ratified by nations as reflected in page iii is. 25 May A STANAG an agreement among several or all member nations to adopt like or similar . – mm ammunition STANAG ratified.

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Superior accuracy, wounding capacity, stopping power and range have made this the preferred round of many special forces operators, and highly desirable as a replacement for the older, Belgian-designed 5. If the lower receiver has either.

The Interview – SAdefensejournal. When stxnag bullet hits a hard barrier, the front half of the bullet crushes against the barrier, breaking it so the penetrating half of the bullet can go through and hit the target.

No weapon could be agreed upon, as many were prototypes, but the SS was found to be the best round and standardized on October 28, This failure of 5.

Archived from the original on 9 February The United States Marine Corps purchased 1. The steel-tip penetrator of the MA1 is noticeably separated from the jacket of the bullet and can spin, but this is part of the design and does not affect performance.

The objective was to create an environmentally friendly small arms training stqnag after the Army had been required, in part by stronger state regulations, to remove lead from their bullets to reduce lead accumulation at stateside training ranges. Early development work began in The shooter for the Army was Rob Harbison, a contractor supporting small caliber ammunition capability development at Fort Benning Georgia. The MA1 cartridge is sometimes referred to as ” green ammo ” because it fires a lead free projectile.


Commercially stznag loadings using these heavier and longer bullets can be prohibitively expensive and cost much more than military surplus stanga.

Special Operator testing saw cracks appear on locking lugs and bolts at cam pin holes on average at 6, rounds, but sometimes as few as 3, rounds during intense automatic firing.

The ranges are even shorter for short-barreled carbines. This lack of expansion dtanag however help with penetration of light cover such as walls, since the round does not expand it does not experience as much drag stanah can pass through more wood, thin metal, and other objects than most civilian ammo would be likely to do.

Harbison was happy with the performance of the EPR, with his scores showing that the Army’s newest general purpose round is accurate enough to go toe-to-toe in the competition with the best ammo that can be bought or hand-loaded. Since its introduction, the MA1 has been criticized for its St. Stoner 41772 both Winchester and Remington about increasing the case capacity.

Initially, Phase I efforts created the M “green tip” 5. Half of small-arms attacks were launched from — meter ranges.

The MA1 offers several improvements other than being lead-free. Increased velocity and decreased muzzle flash were accomplished by the type of powder used.


×45mm NATO – Wikipedia

Some of this criticism has been used to advocate an intermediate-sized cartridge between the 5. Developmental efforts led to the creation of the Mk Ammunition Archived at the Wayback Machine.

At the time of selection there had been criticism that the recoil power of the 7. These problems have primarily been manifested sstanag inadequate incapacitation of enemy forces despite them being hit multiple times by M bullets.

5.56×45mm NATO

The leade of the. In Julythe Army solicited a request for vendors to supply alternative cartridge cases to reduce the weight of an MA1 5. By latethe 6. However, this was due to the addition of atanag steel penetrator to the MA1 4127 compared to the standard lead-alloy core of the M80 projectile and is not an accurate comparison between the two cartridges.

Harvey was ordered to cease all work on the SCHV to avoid any competition of resources. The Swiss refer to the round as the 5. On a media day at Aberdeen Proving Ground on May 4,reports were given about the MA1’s performance in the field since it was issued 11 months earlier. If at a good angle, the round turns as it enters soft tissue, breaking apart and transferring its energy to what it hits. Difficulty with the 5. Over 1 billion cartridges had been produced as of [update].