Serbian defence industry has shown great attention to development and production of tank ammunition since late 40’s. Tank ammunition family for D-10 T2S (D-10T) 100mm tank gun installed on the T-54/55 Main Battle Tank (MBT) family and 100mm gun installed on Russian Self-propelled gun M44 have been produced in Serbia since early 60’s.
The Serbian - produced 100mm ammunition family are highly reliable and combat well-proven tank ammunition, intended for combat against MBT, IFV and other armoured targets, anti-tank defence suppression, infantry direct and indirect fire support, as well as anti-fortification and anti-infantry tank combat in various environmental and operational/tactical conditions.
The modern solutions applied in this ammunition family, together with appliance of modern Fire Control System (FCS) and others tank upgrading modes, providing for relatively old T-54/55 MBT family, the possibility of successfully and effective combat with much more modern types of MBTs, as well as possibility of tank effective use in wide range of combat scenarios, particularly in low-intensity conflicts and anti-guerrilla warfare.
Furthermore, in view of Serbian ingeniously development, D-10T tank gun based, M87 100mm coast gun, 100mm tank ammunition family can be used in anti-ship / anti- landing operation role.
The ammunition family features low barrel wear (due to physical and chemical properties of powder charges), high durable brass cartridge case, long shelf life, etc.
The 100mm tank ammunition family include HE, HEAT-T and KE-W Monoblock long rod penatrator APFSDS -T ammunition types.
The HE M63/P1/P2 is general purpose tank round family, with possibility of using both Western and eastern origin type of impact, superquick and delay action fuzes, due to application of simple screw type fuze adapter. High terminal effectiveness is obtained by modern shell body design, material and manufacturing technology, use of modern explosives and fuzes.