US Cartridge, 105mm HE, M915

 

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Description

This cartridge is used by light artillery divisions to provide a concentration of (dual purpose) light armor defeating and antipersonnel grenades.

The projectile has a steel body and removable base plug. A copper rotating band is welded to the body. The projectile contains six rows of M80 grenades, having seven grenades per row. The M80 has a shaped main charge and the M234 grenade fuze. Each grenade fuze contains a primary mechanical arming assembly and an electronic self-destruct feature. The self-destruct feature contains a small reserve battery and an electro-explosive device (EED). An M762 ET or M577A1 MTSQ Fuze is installed in the projectile nose. The cartridge case has drawn steel or brass construction, and contains the primer assembly and propelling charge.

See Also

ET, M762

Grenade, DP, M80

MTSQ, M577

Source(s)

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