US Cartridge, 120mm Smoke WP, M68

 

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Description

This cartridge is used against personnel and materiel as incendiary device and to produce a screening. This cartridge is for use in the M120 120mm mortar system only.

The complete round consists of a fuze, three types of propellant increment, fin assembly, ignition cartridges and shell body. The shell body, made of steel, is loaded with white phosphorus (WP) 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 and is assembled around the fin assembly shaft.

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Source(s)

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