US Cartridge, 105mm HE, M323 (T42)

 

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Description

HE Cartridge M323 is used for blast, fragmentation and mining.

This cartridge is composed of a steel projectile assembled with a pre engraved gilding metal rotating band and two indexing buttons. It contains a bursting charge of 4.38 pounds of TNT. This is a deep cavity projectile, containing a supplementary charge of .3 pound of TNT. The projectile may be assembled with either an impact or mechanical time impact fuze. The projectile is crimped to a perforated steel cartridge case. The propelling charge is packed in a rayon and' plastic liner. A percussion primer is press fitted into the base of the cartridge case.

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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