NATO cartridges (.50 cal)

A complete range of FN® headstamped cartridges

FN Herstal is a major contributor to the 12.7 NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) used for Defense missions. The Company is the current supplier of the 12.7x99mm caliber NATO reference round.

Ammunition types

• M33 (Ball)
• Tr-M17 (Tracer)
• AP-M8 (Armor Piercing)
• AP-T115 (Armor Piercing Tracer)
• API-M8 (Armor Piercing Incendiary)
• APIT-M20 (Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer)
• APEI-169 (Armor Piercing Explosive Incendiary)
• Blank
• Blank SBFSA (Safe Blank Firing System Ammunition)


• Machine guns (e.g. M2HB, FN® M2HB-QCB, FN® M3 series)
• .50 cal sniper rifles