US Cartridge, 120mm Illuminating, M930




This cartridge is an illuminant round developed for use in the M120 and M121 120mm mortar system. It is intended for use in illuminating a desired point or area.

The complete round consists of a fuze, propellant charge, fin assembly, ignition cartridge, body tube, tail cone assembly, illuminant candle, and parachute assembly. The ignition cartridge has a percussion primer and is assembled to the end of the fin assembly. The propellant charge is contained in four horseshoe-shaped felt fiber containers and assembled around the fin assembly shaft.

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