US Cartridge, 60mm HE, M49A5 (M49A4E1)

 

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Description

This cartridge is used against personnel and light materiel, providing both fragmentation and blast effect.

The complete round consists of a projectile body, a fin assembly two increments of propellant charge, and an ignition cartridge with a percussion primer. The alloy steel projectile body is internally threaded at the nose to accept the fuze, externally threaded at the base to accept the fin assembly and grooved to hold the Delrin obturating ring. The body is loaded with Composition B high explosive.

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Source(s)

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