US Cartridge, 120mm HE, M57

 

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Description

This cartridge is a TNT round developed for use in the M120 120mm mortar system only. It is intended for use against personnel and light materiel targets.

The complete round consists of a fuze, propellant charge, fin assembly ignition cartridge, and shell body. The shell body, made of high fragmentation steel, is loaded with TNT filler. The ignition cartridge has a percussion primer and is assembled to the end of the fin assembly. The propellant charge is contained in one brown increment, two blue increments, and four white increments assembled around the fin assembly shaft.

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Source(s)

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