Sabot (firearms)

Function of an APFSDS sabot red: propellant orange: long rod penetrator yellow: propellant gases green: sabot blue: gun barrel
American 120 mm M829A2 APFSDS shell.
Lead bullet being supported by a wooden cup sabot in a Delvigne gun.
Series of individual 1/1,000,000 second exposures showing shotgun firing shot and expanding cup sabot separation.
Cup sabot function
thumb|Sabot shell with cup sabot for an 1824 Paixhans gun.
Expanding cup sabot function
.30-06 cartridge with expanding cup sabot projectile.
Base sabot function
APDS-projectile with base sabot and "support ring" sabot.
Spindle sabot function
French OFL 120 F1 APFSDS long rod penetrator with "saddle-back" spindle sabot.
Ring sabot function.
Soviet 125 mm BM-15 long rod penetrator projectile with ring sabot.

Supportive device used in firearm/artillery ammunitions to fit/patch around a projectile, such as a bullet/slug or a flechette-like projectile , and keep it aligned in the center of the barrel when fired.

- Sabot (firearms)
Function of an APFSDS sabot red: propellant orange: long rod penetrator yellow: propellant gases green: sabot blue: gun barrel

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Mardi Gras papier-mâché masks, Haiti

Papier-mâché

Composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste.

Composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste.

Mardi Gras papier-mâché masks, Haiti
Papier-mâché Catrinas, traditional figures for day of the dead celebrations in Mexico
Papier-mâché with the strips method for the creation of a pig
Papier-mâché mask created with the pulp method
Detail of gilt papier-mâché as applied to an English picture frame
Building of a papier-mâché mask for the sculpture of Nichi Vendola, in the Carnival of Massafra
The Schenkl projectile, used in the American Civil War, used a papier-mâché sabot
Santi Guglielmo e Pellegrino in the Foggia Cathedral (Apulia, Italy)
Carmen y los superhéroes de la Naturaleza, Catrina exhibited at the Interactive Museum-Labyrinth of Science and Arts in San Luis Potosí City (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)
Chair decorated with papier-mâché and mother of pearl, exhibited in the Museum of Carmen de Maipú (Chile)
Papier-mâché shark
Papier-mâché rooster at Lisbon (Portugal)

Papier-mâché was used in a number of firearms as a material to form sabots.

A US Navy sailor fires a Mk 18 Mod 1 carbine at a target.

Saboted light armor penetrator

Designed to penetrate armor more efficiently than standard armor-piercing ammunition.

Designed to penetrate armor more efficiently than standard armor-piercing ammunition.

A US Navy sailor fires a Mk 18 Mod 1 carbine at a target.

It uses a reduced caliber, heavy metal (tungsten) .30 inch diameter penetrator wrapped in a plastic sabot of .50 inch diameter, and the .308 SLAP round was a .223 inch diameter penetrator core within the .308 inch plastic sabot.