US Cartridge, 105mm HE, M444
This cartridge is used to deliver a concentration of antipersonnel grenades.
The complete round consists of a projectile, a modified fuze, MTSQ, M548 or MT, M565, and a cartridge case, The projectile contains six layers of grenades with three grenades in each layer. The grenades are contained by a base plug attached to the projectile with three shear pins. A modified mechanical time and superquick or mechanical time fuze is installed in the nose of the projectile, and may be set to function at any time between 2 and 100 seconds. The modified fuzes incorporate an expulsion charge and are not interchangeable with unmodified fuzes of the same model. The cartridge case contains a percussion primer and a propelling charge divided in increments to permit adjustment for the desired firing charge. The lip of the cartridge case is a free fit over the base of the projectile.
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