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5.56x45mm M856A1 (M856A1)

A 5.56x45mm NATO M856A1 cartridge with a 3.6 gram copper alloy 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 to provide tracing capabilities when used in conjunction with the 5.56x45mm NATO M855A1 cartridge and have a similar ballistic performance, being able to pierce basic body ballistic protections, as well as providing excellent results against intermediate models, however, it has a high probability of bouncing off various surfaces.

Caliber 5.56x45mm NATO
Subsonic No
Tracer Yes
Damage 54
Penetration 37
Armor Damage 52 %
Fragmentation 32.8 % (2-3)
Velocity 940 m/s
Ballistic Coefficient 0.269
Accuracy -1 %
Recoil +4 %
Durability Burn +20.00 %
Misfire Chance 18.34 %
FTF Chance 8.1 %
Heat +65.30 %