US Cartridge, 37mm HE, M63




The high explosive shell for tank and antitank weapons is used against targets where the explosive feature of the shell will prove more destructive than armor piercing shot.

The High Explosive Shell M63 weighs 1.61 pounds loaded and fuzed, and measures 5.92 inches in length. The nose of the projectile has a long taper and extends to a rounded point since a base-detonating fuze is used. The ogive radius is 13 inches. The bursting charge consists of 0.085 pound of flaked TNT packed so as to completely surround the booster cavity.

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TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)