US Cartridge, 105mm Illumination, M314A2E1




This cartridge is intended for signaling or illuminating a designated area.

The projectile is made from a steel forging and is fitted with a gilding metal rotating band, a pinned base plug, an expelling charge, and an illuminating canister and parachute assembly. The projectile is assembled with an MT fuze. The expelling charge consists of .11 pound of black powder contained in a sealed plastic holder. The illuminating canister body, which contains the illuminant, is fitted with. anti-rotational brakes and is loaded with .15 pound of first fire composition and 1.97 pound of illuminant. The base plug is held in position by three shear pins and three twist pins.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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