US Cartridge, 4.2 inch Chemical, M2, M2A1




This cartridge is used for casualty effect and may be filled with either non-persistent gases CNB, CNS, CK or CG, or persistent gases H, HD or HT.

The complete round consists of a projectile body, a PD fuze with an integral burster, and a tail assembly. The body contains a perforated vane assembly welded to the inside of the body and is designed to accommodate the burster tube that extends from the fuze. The tail assembly consists of a pressure plate and rotating disc, a propelling charge, a cartridge container and ignition cartridge, and a striker nut assembly.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

Old Chemical Weapons and Related Materiel Reference Guide (2018)

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

Old Chemical Weapons Reference Guide (1998)

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