artillery ammunition

the innovative combination of main armament and ammunition technologies

Key competencies MSM GROUP is an innovative combination of armaments and munitions technologies, leading to high-performance solutions. We offer a complete portfolio of 155, 152 and 122 mm artillery ammunition, including training ammunition.

155 mm Artillery Ammunition Family

155 mm artillery ammunition from the portfolio of MSM Group is a product that can be used in many of currently used 155 mm guns and howitzers all around the world. The our ammunition was tested in such 155 mm weapon systems like ZUZANA, NORA B-52, G5/G6, M109, M198, FH-70, KRAB, KH-179 and many others ,…. The ammunition can be used against infantry, lightly armoured targets as well as against structures. MSM group offers wide variety of 155 mm ammunition for maximum flexibility and user comfort during training and operational use. In our portfolio we offer High Explosive and Smoke projectiles of different types – standard M107 projectile, projectiles of different design – using extended range technology boat tail and base bleed units – Our base bleed ammunition of types HE ER BB and HE ER FB BB ensure extended range of more than 30km when fired from 39 calibre gun, up to 43 km when fired from 52 cal. Gun. White Phosporus (WP) smoke projectile creates white phosphorus smoke cloud in battlefield area. The minimum fragment coverage area for the HE projectile is not less than 3100m2 per projectile. All of our 155mm ammunition is supplied with point detonating fuzes of our own design – KZ 984. The KZ 984 fuze fulfils all NATO standards requirements for 155mm ammunition, but we are able to offer our customers other type of fuzes – proximity, time and multi-purpose along with our NATO standard partners. Our projectiles can be supplied with wide variety of powder charges depending on the customers demand – older “textile bag” charges – M3A1, M4A2, M119, M203 as well as modern Bi-Modular charge system ensuring the best and most advanced firing capabilities. Our 155mm ammunition is currently in service in more than 18 countries around the world.

 

152 mm Artillery Ammunition

152 mm artillery ammunition from the portfolio of MSM Group is the product which was originally designed for 152 mm self-propelled gun howitzer DANA (SpGH-77), however this ammunition can be used with any 152 mm howitzer which is designed to withstand the pressure generated by the ammunition. The ammunition can be used against infantry, lightly armoured targets as well as against structures. MSM Group offers its customer unique solution of extended range of 152 mm ammunition which ensures the firing range of 20 km for boat tail (BT) projectile and 25.5 km for base bleed (BB) projectile. All projectiles for our 152 mm ammunition are supplied with PD fuzes of our own design – KZ 88M. The fuze fulfils all NATO standards requirements for 152mm ammunition. Our 152mm ammunition has been supplied to more than 12 countries around the world and MSM Group being one of the few companies producing such ammunition within NATO and EU territory ensures maximum quality of production.

122 mm HE Artillery Ammunition 
for 122 mm D-30 and 2S1 GVOZDIKA

Semi fixed 122 mm HE ammunition for 122 mm towed howitzer D-30 and self-propelled weapon system 2S1 GVOZDIKA consists of the HE projectile and cartridge case with propelling charge.

The HE projectile is equivalent to original projectile 53 OF 462, developed in former USSR. Like propelling charge can be used full charge or reduced charge to ensure wide variety of use in whole range. We offer both complete rounds, projectile with full charge (equivalent to original round 3VOF5) and projectile with reduced charge (equivalent to original round 3VOF6). Our 122 mm ammunition has been supplied to more than 9 countries around the world and MSM GROUP being one of the few companies producing such ammunition within NATO and EU territory ensures maximum quality of production.

  • 155 mm HE ER-HB (OFd MK)

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    High Explosive Extended Range projectile with hollow base unit has the same shell body with explosive charge and the same fuze as HE ER-BB projectile.

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  • 155 mm HE ER-BB (OFd MK-DV)

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    High Explosive Extended Range projectile with (Base Bleed) has the same shell body with explosive charge and the same fuze as HE ER-BT projectile. But unlike the HE ER-BT projectile.

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  • 155 mm HE ER-BT (OFd MKM) modernized

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    High Explosive Extended Range projectile with (Boat Tail) is filled with TNT or TNT/RDX (Composition B) explosive in ratio approx. 50/50. The projectile has boat tail screwed on the projectile (shell body) bottom.

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  • 155 mm HE ER-BB (OFd MKM-DV) modernized

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    High Explosive Extended Range projectile with (BaseBleed) is filled with TNT or TNT/RDX (Composition B) explosive in ratio approx. 50/50. The projectile has base bleed screwed on the projectile (shell body) bottom.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 155 mm HE ER FB-BT (OFd M3)

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    High Explosive Extended Range Full Bore projectile with (Boat Tail) is a long range projectile of modern design where the front centering collar is replaced by four projections, called „nubs“. The projectile has the Boat Tail screwed on its bottom, which ensures range up to 32,000 meters when fired from 45 caliber gun and up to 33,000 meters when fired from 52 caliber gun.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 155 mm HE ER FB-BB (OFd M3-DV)

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    High Explosive Extended Range Full Bore projectile with (Base Bleed) is a long range projectile of modern design where the front centering collar is replaced by four projections, called „nubs“. The projectile has the Base Bleed screwed on its bottom, which ensures range up to 40,000 meters when fired from 45 caliber gun and up to 43,000 meters when fired from 52 caliber gun.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 155 mm HE M107

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    The 155 mm ammunition of 155 mm projectile is designed for destruction of targets or temporary slowing movement of enemy armed forces. The direction of projectile in barrel is arranged in the front part by 2 junction cones and driving band.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 155 mm BLANK

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    155 mm BLANK ammunition can be used in any of the 155 mm weapons systems with of 39, 45 or 52 cal. long barrel. The 155 mm Blank round is intended to simulate a sound of a shot by fire. Special plug ensures complete burning of the powder charge during fire. The ammunition is used during military tactical exercises, ceremonial salvoes or in the areas where ammunition with projectile cannot be used.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 152 mm HE ER-HB

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    High-Explosive Extended Range projectile with Hollow Base. Projectiles of cal. 152 mm HE ER-HB serve for destruction of stationary targets, places with high concentration of infantry, field covers, light-armoured targets, weapon systems, military and transport equipment etc.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 152 mm HE ER-BB

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    High-Explosive Extended Range projectile with Base Bleed. Long range projectile HE ER-BB is primarily designed for howitzer weapon system 152 mm DANA mod. 77 and modernized DANA-M1 CZ without modification of automatic loading system. The round is divided and consists of 152 mm projectile HE ER-BB and P740 cartridge.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 152 mm BLANK

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    The 152 mm BLANK ammunition for 152 mm SpGH-77 perfectly enables to train activity of loading and shooting alike the utilization of live ammunition. Special plug ensures complete burning of the propelling charge during the fire. Energy created during fire is sufficient to ensure automatic functioning of the weapon system even in extreme conditions. Considering the minimal danger area (80 m) no firing range is demanded for training and cost of training are just fraction of the cost needed for live ammunition fire. The ammunition can be used on ceremonial salvoes too. For fire with 152 Blank ammunition the 152 mm SpGH 77 must be equipped with special muzzle brake limiter.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 122 mm HE Ammunition for 122 mm D-30 and 2S1 GVOZDIKA

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    Semi fixed 122 mm HE ammunition for 122 mm towed howitzer D-30 and self-propelled weapon system 2S1 GVOZDIKA consists of the HE projectile and cartridge case with propelling charge. The HE projectile is equivalent to original projectile 53 OF 462, developed in former USSR. Like propelling charge can be used full charge or reduced charge to ensure wide variety of use in whole range. We offer both complete rounds, projectile with full charge (equivalent to original round 3VOF5) and projectile with reduced charge (equivalent to original round 3VOF6). Our 122 mm ammunition has been supplied to more than 9 countries around the world and MSM GROUP being one of the few companies producing such ammunition within NATO and EU territory ensures maximum quality of production.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 122 mm BLANK Ammunition

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    The 122 mm BLANK ammunition is semi fixed ammunition. The round is intended to simulate a sound of a shot by fire from 122mm HD-30 howitzer. The ammunition is used during military and tactical exercises, ceremonial salvoes or in areas where ammunition with projectile cannot be used. A complete 122 BLANK ammunition consists of: 1. Special plug instead of projectile 2. Special charge For fire with 122 Blank ammunition the 122 mm howitzer D-30 must be equipped with special muzzle brake limiter. The danger area is about 100 m.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • Bi-MODULAR CHARGE SYSTEM (BMCS) for 155mm Cannon Howitzer

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    BMCS is a further developmental stage of the design of charge systems for separated ammunition. These are the 2nd generation modular charges. The complete Bi-Modular Charge System (BMCS) represents in its design substance the solution of charge systems by two types of modules: A bottom Charge module – BC-E and a top Charge module – TC-F. The BC-E module serves for covering of small ranges of fire (it consists of one Zone-1 module and two Zone-2 modules). Type of TC-F module serves for covering of long and maximum ranges of fire (it comprises of three to six modules – Zone – 3, 4, 5 and 6). BMCS is advantageous over conventional cloth bag charges because of simpler operation and reduced logistics during storage, transportation and war scenario.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 155 mm M3A1 - The M3 series propelling charges

    The M3 series propelling charges are green bag type designed for use in 155 mm howitzers for firing in Zones 1 through 5. The full charge consists of approximately 5.50 pounds of propellant including a base charge and four unequal increment s loaded in cloth bags. The hags are fastened together with four cloth straps sewn to the base and tied on top of Increment 5. Charge M3 is assembled.without flash reducer pads. Charge M3A1 includes 3 flash reducer pads containing potassium nitrate or potassium sulphate. A2 ounce pad is assembled forward of the base charge and there are two 1-ounce pads forward of Increments 4 and 5. The igniter charge of the M3A1 is 3.5 ounces of clean buming igniter (CBI) in a red cloth bag sewn to the rear of the base section. The igniter charge of the M3 is 3 ounces of black powder.

  • 155 mm M4A2 - Propelling Charge

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    The M4A2 (white bag) Propelling Charge is a separate loading charge used in 155mm howitzers for firing in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. The full M4A2 Propelling Charge consists of 13.4 lbs (6 kg), of M1 propellant and is divided between a base charge and four unequal increments loaded in white cloth bags. The increments are connected by four cloth tapes sewn to the base and tied on top of increment. The igniter contains clean burning igniter (CBI) in a red cloth pad sewn to the bottom of the base charge. A flash reducer pad containing potassium sulfate or potassium nitrate is installed at the front end of the base pad (Increment 3). The seams in the base pad are inverted so that the edges of the cloth are inward to reduce residue after firing.

    Michal ŽIAK
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  • 155 mm M119A2 - Propelling Charge

    ZVS holding, Inc.

    This propelling charge is a Zone 7 red bag charge for firing in 155mm Howitzers containing M185 and M199 cannon tubes. The M119A2 Propelling Charge is a single increment red bag charge which contains a base igniter pad with 4 ounces CBI powder and a center spot of 0.5 ounces of black powder. The charge is approximately 29 inches long by 6 inches in diameter and contains 20,9 pounds of M6 propellant. The forward end of the charge has a 3 ounces lead foil liner and four pockets sewn longitudinally to the circumference. Each of the four pockets contains 4 ounces of potas-sium sulfate to act as a flash reducer.

    Michal ŽIAK
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