US Cartridge, 37mm HE-T, SD, M54

 

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Description

The base of the projectile is very thick (over 1 inch) and is tapered for streamlining purposes. The cavity for the shell-destroying tracer is machined into this heavy base. The bursting charge of 0.10 pound of tetryl is pressed into the body in two increments: a base pellet and a main charge.

The M54 is painted olive drab and stenciled in yellow.

See Also

Cartridge, 37mm HE-T, SD, M54A1

Tetryl

Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)