US Cartridge, 60mm HE, M49A4 (M49A2E2)

 

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Description

This cartridge is fired in 60mm mortars M2 and M19 for use against personnel and light materiel, providing both fragmentation and blast effect.

The complete round consists of a projectile body a point-detonating fuze (staked), a fin assembly with a 2 inch extension! four increments of propellant charge, an Ignition cartridge, and a percussion primer. The projectile body is of forged steel or pearlitic malleable iron (PMI), and is threaded internally at the nose to accept the fuze and at the base to accept the fin extension. The body is filled with Composition B high explosive.

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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)