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5.56x45mm M856 (M856)

A 5.56x45mm NATO M856 cartridge with a 4.1 gram lead core tracer bullet with a copper jacket, in a brass case; intended for target designation and fire adjustment in battle (Trace color: Red). This cartridge was designed in the 1980s to provide tracing capabilities to the 5.56x45mm NATO caliber weaponry used by the United States Army when used in conjunction with the M855 cartridge. Despite not having a steel penetrator tip, compared to the M855, the bullet in this cartridge is capable of piercing basic ballistic body protections, it has a high probability of rebound on various surfaces.

Caliber 5.56x45mm NATO
Subsonic No
Tracer Yes
Damage 59
Penetration 23
Armor Damage 34 %
Fragmentation 32.8 % (2-4)
Velocity 874 m/s
Ballistic Coefficient 0.241
Accuracy -2 %
Recoil -2 %
Durability Burn +15.00 %
Misfire Chance 17.5 %
FTF Chance 1 %
Heat +63.40 %