US Cartridge, 57mm Smoke WP, M308, M308A1

 

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Description

This cartridge is used in 57mm recoilless Rifles M18A1 and M18 and is intended primarily for screening and spotting.

WP Cartridge M308A1 includes a perforated cartridge case containing a plastic liner and a percussion primer. The propelling charge is loosely loaded into the plastic liner. The cartridge case is crimped to the projectile just behind the pre-engraved rotating band. A steel adapter forms the front end of the projectile. The burster is press-fitted into the adapter, and the fuze is threaded into the adapter. The projectile is filled with white phosphorous.

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

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