US Cartridge, 81mm Target Practice, M43A1




This cartridge is used for target practice and contains a spotting charge for observation.

The complete round consists of a projectile body, a PD fuze, a fin assembly, a propellant charge, an ignition cartridge, and a percussion primer. The projectile body is of forged steel, and is threaded internally at the nose to accept the fuze and at the base to accept the fin assembly. The body is loaded with an inert plaster filler to simulate the weight and ballistic characteristics of a high explosive cartridge. A pellet containing a spotting charge of black powder is loaded in a cavity just below the booster charge of the fuze.

One series has a modified the tetryl booster charge has fuze in which been replaced with a black powder booster charge.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

TM 43-0001-28, Artillery Ammunition (chg 11, 2003)

TM 9-1300-203, Artillery Ammunition (1967)

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)