M855a1 enhanced performance round pdf

The m855a1, known also as the enhanced performance round epr. The m855a1 provides improved performance over the current m855, 5. Green ammo and the m855a1 enhanced performance round tells the story of how the armys acquisition, infantry and special forces communities came together and recognized the need for a round with increased lethality and used funding for a green round to develop not only a green round but one with much greater. The army does not actually consider m855a1 to be armor piercing ammunition, but it is capable of some really impressive penetration. The next version was the bronze tip m855a1 epr enhanced performance round which mated the steel penetrator to a solid copper core. Green ammo and the m855a1 enhanced performance round 20 pages, 355 kb epub, kindle, mobi, pdf, html, lrf, pdb, txt items posted here are free at the time of posting. The new m855a1 enhanced performance round epr offers better performance than the m855 against all targets likely to be engaged with small arms.

The new m855a1 enhanced performance round epr offers better performance than the m855 against all targets likely to be engaged with small. Perhaps the m855a1 enhanced performance round, issued to the us military since 2010, should be the only 5. How does the m855a1 perform, according to reports from. The soldiers are carrying the m4 carbine, one of the weapons to which the.

Evolution of the m855a1 enhanced performance round article. The m855a1 is tailored for use in the m4 weapon system colt m4 carbine and colt m4a1. Problems with m27 iar with m855a1, usmc generals walsh and. The 62 grain m885 round was originally intended to be fired from rifles with 20 inch barrels. Army issues new m855a1 ammo to troops in afghanistan. M855a1 enhanced performance roundepr is the newest. Participants had the opportunity to shoot the round for themselves. Nov 26, 2010 the armys solution is the new m855a1 enhanced performance round epr. M855a1 is definitely not barrier blind when punching through automobile. This is not the best, nor the worst group of the day, but it is the group that i felt i did my part on the best. While the penetration capability of m855a1 was pretty well documented at that point, not much was said in terms of. A primary reason for creating the m855a1, according to a june 2010 release from the picatinny arsenal in new jersey, had nothing to do with performance in the field. Many articles have been written about m855a1 since the us army first announced plans to adopt a new green 5.

Aug 10, 2017 us army facilitates purchase of m80a1 ammo for interim service combat rifle hopefuls when the army held the now suspended individual carbine trials a few years back, contractors had trouble acquiring the then new 5. In recent years, the us army has adopted a new type of ammunition for its 5. The new round is equal to the m855 round against soft targets in effectiveness but is more consistent in its. If you find they are no longer free, kindly notify us immediately through our contact form. To correct the feeding issue the army developed a 4th generation enhanced performance magazine epm. As such, it will feature the same bullet design with copper jacket and exposed hardened steel penetrator, so it will probably be superlethal. It is replacing m855a1 enhanced performance roundepr is the newest member of the armys inventory page 2. By jeff gurwitch june 4, 2018 i first came across the m855a1 enhanced performance round epr during my first deployment to afghanistan back in 2012. In 2010 the army announced a replacement, the m855a1 brown tip enhanced performance round epr, after delays to its development caused by poor ballistic performance when used in hightemperature environments. The armys solution is the new m855a1 enhanced performance round epr. M855a1 epr officially adopted by us marine corps the firearm. The m855a1 enhanced performance round epr is the newest member of the u. The army will procure over 200 million rounds of the new m855a1 ammo in the next 1215 months, and soldiers in afghanistan will begin using m855a1 ammo in the summer of 2010.

Sep 25, 2017 test results showed that the armys m855a1 enhanced performance round caused reliability and durability problems in the m27 in particular when using government magazines such as the armys. While the penetration capability of m855a1 was pretty well documented at that point, not much was said in. There was the opportunity for hands on inspection of targets. M855a1 enhanced performance round epr us armorment. Promotional video for the new m855a1 epr enhanced performance round produced by for the us army joint munitions command jmc. Evolution of the m855a1 enhanced performance round. The m855a1 enhanced performance roundepr is the newest member of the u.

The reason the usmc hasnt gone with the m855a1 thus far is the fact that testing showed it caused. Us army facilitates purchase of m80a1 ammo for interim. Oct 06, 2010 promotional video for the new m855a1 epr enhanced performance round produced by for the us army joint munitions command jmc. Clearly the tissue damage was better with the m855. It provides more consistent performance compared to the m855. Soldiers fired ammunition to demonstrate capabilities of the epr. Often, those articles have been highly speculative or have referenced results from earlier versions of the m855a1 cartridge, before it was fielded widely. The tortured path of the armys m855a1 ar15 round the. Army for nearly 300 million rounds of the new m855a1 enhanced performance round epr. Nov 01, 2016 army fielding new magazine optimized for m4m4a1 carbine and m855a1. The m855a1 enhanced performance round epr was introduced as part of the us armys lead free program and is inline with army environmental stewardship initiatives. The reason the usmc hasnt gone with the m855a1 thus far is the fact.

The army will procure over 200 million rounds of the new m855a1 ammo in the next 1215 months, and. Private puddinhead and klulis become acquainted with the new m855 a1 enhanced performance round. Army fielding new magazine optimized for m4m4a1 carbine. The m855a1 cartridge is the armys fourth version of a leadfree 5. It is replacing m855a1 enhanced performance round epr is the newest member of the armys inventory page 2. According to, the corps currently uses m855 ammunition in its m16a4 and m4 5. M855a1 epr officially adopted by us marine corps the. Nov 12, 2017 the army claims that the m855a1 round is superior in terminal performance. Marine corps might be adopting the armys m855a1 round, officials said tuesday. Army fielding new magazine optimized for m4m4a1 carbine and m855a1. Dec, 2017 the m855a1 provides improved performance over the current m855, 5. M855a1 green enhanced performance round fired from 14.

Army releases m855a1 enhanced performance round youtube. The army claims that the m855a1 round is superior in terminal performance. In 2010 the army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in afghanistan. The round was also developed to be green and leadfree. Bear in mind that the plate in that test was able to stop. Soldiers from echo company, 5th cavalry regiment, 172nd infantry brigade prepare to clear a stairway during a joint training exercise near bahbahani, iraq, june 4, 2010. The m855a1 enhanced performance round epr was introduced in june 2010. Is the usmc close to adopting the armys m855a1 round. Us army facilitates purchase of m80a1 ammo for interim service combat rifle hopefuls when the army held the now suspended individual carbine trials a few years back, contractors had trouble acquiring the then new 5.

The biggest difference was the initial yaw began at 1. Further the army stated the new m855a1 ammunition is tailored for use in m4 carbines but should also give enhanced performance in m16 rifles and m249 light machine guns. Test results showed that the armys m855a1 enhanced performance round caused reliability and durability problems in the m27 in particular when using government magazines such as. Mar 03, 2012 in 2010 the army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in afghanistan. Army touts m855a1 round performance defense media network.

Enhanced performance round, tipped with a steel arrow penetrator and more powerful propellant. Armys smallcaliber family of munitions fired from the 5. Feb 18, 2015 further the army stated the new m855a1 ammunition is tailored for use in m4 carbines but should also give enhanced performance in m16 rifles and m249 light machine guns. M855a1 enhanced performance roundepr is the newest member. Look for page 35, article the evolution of the m855a1 5. These appear to have made it into the supply system sometime in 2010, the headstamps on mine are 2011. The army will procure over 200 million rounds of the new m855a1 ammo in the next 1215 months, and soldiers in afghanistan will begin using m85. This part of the testing did not necessarily show the new round to be a better terminal performer than the m855. The m855a1 epr round s performance is impressive, so the 7. This round offers better performance than the m855 against all targets likely to be engaged with small arms.

Problems with m27 iar with m855a1, usmc generals walsh. Dec 23, 2015 a primary reason for creating the m855a1, according to a june 2010 release from the picatinny arsenal in new jersey, had nothing to do with performance in the field. This briefing provided information on the new m855a1 enhanced performance round epr. It has proven more effective against hard targets than the 5. The armys newish round, optimized for use in the short m4 carbine, has better penetration compared to m855fn ss109 predecessors. The m855a1 enhanced performance round is the first environmentallyfriendly bullet resulting from a larger greening effort across the armys small caliber ammunition. Jul 07, 2010 private puddinhead and klulis become acquainted with the new m855 a1 enhanced performance round. At the time, m855a1 was only being issued in war zones, so none of us had any experience training with it prior to the deployment. M855a1 round information im looking to find information on the m855a1 enhanced performance round.

M855a1 enhanced performance round epr environmentally friendly cartridge that performs significantly better than any other military 5. M855a1 is definitely more accurate than recent m855, about par with mk318 and 70 gr optimal browntip 3. M855a1 does penetrate steel and cinder block better than m855 negatives. Army fielding new magazine optimized for m4m4a1 carbine and. M855a1 enhanced performance round epr environmentally friendly cartridge with improved performance a true general purpose round optimized to a wide array of targets significantly improved hard target performance provides consistent performance against soft targets uses a lead free projectile unlike m855. The requirement for the m855a1 project was to deliver an environmentally friendly, m4 optimized, replacement for the m855 that is capable of the same or better performance. June 23, 2010 the army announced today it has begun shipping its new 5. The new 62grain 4 g projectile or bullet used in the m855a1 round has a copper core with a 19grain 1.

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