US Cartridge, 60mm HE, M720




This cartridge is fired in the 60mm M224 mortar in the Lightweight Company System. It is used against troops (either in the open or in foxholes), light vehicles, light bunkers and similar targets.

The complete round consists of a projectile body, a multi-option fuze, a fin assembly four increments of propellant charge, ignition cartridge and obturating ring. The projectile body is of alloy steel and is threaded internally at the nose to accept the fuze and at the base to accept the fin assembly. The body is filled with Composition B high explosive.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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