US Cartridge, 40mm Smoke, XM679

 

1566-212a

Description

Unfuzed, nose ejection, pyrotechnic type cartridges. These cartridges are designed to be fired through a jungle canopy and eject a smoke candle. The candle will be suspended in the canopy by the candle parachute. The cartridge cases are aluminum. The body assembly is phenolic coated paper assembled to a base of similar composition. The ogive and parachute protector are plastic.

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Source(s)

TM 9-1385-51, Ammunition (Conventional) for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (1967)